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Posted April 4, 2014

This is the second year my child has attended FHMS and it is a great school. My child previously attended a charter school, private school and a public school in ISD 196. The other schools don't compare to the caring staff at FHMS. The teachers take the time to connect with the students. Nice diversity of students, also. I highly recommend FHMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Friendly Hills Middle School is a wonderful place for students.. The teachers take education seriously and try to provide opportunities for a diverse student bodies. Students are encouraged to develop mind and body. There are extra curricular activities to provide for many interests and talents and students are encouraged to participate.


Posted April 23, 2012

Best school choice in the area,. I was concerned with middle school staring in the 5th grade, but they do a super job of keeping the grades separated. Love the principle and the ast principle, who are both caring and evolved. Full time Gifted and talented Teacher who is simply inspiring. Can't imagine any school could offer more in a quality, well rounded education. Go visit and see for yourself. That's what I did and I am very grateful that I did.
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Posted January 7, 2004

Very Good! Highly recommended! The teachers are awesome, they helped my child each step of the way!
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

147 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

137 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students82%
Female90%
Male74%
Black50%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students73%
Female83%
Male63%
Black69%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students76%
Female70%
Male81%
Black50%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
Black21%
Asian69%
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black21%
Asian66%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black31%
Asian79%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female58%
Male51%
Black12%
Asian60%
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male57%
Black41%
Asian67%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English69%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
Black30%
Asian71%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male59%
Black40%
Asian53%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female58%
Male47%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students62%
Female74%
Male49%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 73%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black 7% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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