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Sanford Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 600 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2010

My son had done very well without a whole lot of effort throughout Elementary School. Within the first month we could tell Sanford was really pushing kids to pick it up a level or more. Not just homework/busywork, but an overall concept of responsibility. They're working to prepare him for college; not just high school. So far Sanford has a been a very good, engaging, and challenging school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

My son went to Dowling Elementary and is now in his second year at Sanford. He has many good freinds and is doing very well academically. He likes his teacher's and we like them. This is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Sanford is a great school for my son it offers a great Pre liberal arts program that challenges him everyday. We decided on Sanford because of the PLA program and are so glad that we did. They also have a program called Circle of Discipline that helps kids who need the extra help in getting and staying focused. And we also liked the fact that it prepares them for high school from the 6th grade.
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Posted August 3, 2004

Hard working teachers who made my son feel that he was successful even though he was adopted from africa and didn't speak much english. My other child was involved in advanced courses and got into the high school of her choice.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

173 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
18%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male55%
Black48%
Hispanic50%
Native American46%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male51%
Black35%
Hispanic47%
Native American27%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Black34%
Hispanic42%
Native American60%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant59%
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 57% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%
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 Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
Black19%
Asian80%
Hispanic11%
Native American10%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Black34%
Asian100%
Hispanic14%
Native American5%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English58%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Black19%
Asian71%
Hispanic27%
Native American20%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students44%
Female53%
Male36%
Black17%
Asian69%
Hispanic36%
Native American20%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant44%
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 Students34%
Female41%
Male28%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native American13%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant34%

Reading

All Students38%
Female45%
Male33%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native American19%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students30%
Female27%
Male31%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native American13%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant30%
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 38% 74%
Black 34% 9%
Hispanic 16% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 2%
Asian 3% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Meredith Davis
Fax number
  • (612) 668-4910

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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3524 42nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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