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Olson Middle School

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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
13%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not 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

Reading

All Students39%
Female30%
Male48%
Black44%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant39%
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 Students41%
Female46%
Male37%
Black39%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant41%
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 Students39%
Female47%
Male28%
Black34%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant39%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
15%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
9%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 Students17%
Female17%
Male17%
Black11%
Asian28%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Not migrant17%

Reading

All Students15%
Female15%
Male14%
Black9%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant15%
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 Students17%
Female18%
Male16%
Black7%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English14%
Not migrant17%

Reading

All Students16%
Female17%
Male16%
Black10%
Asian19%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English15%
Not migrant16%
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 Students22%
Female23%
Male21%
Black14%
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant22%

Reading

All Students21%
Female20%
Male22%
Black15%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities23%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English22%
Not migrant21%

Science

All Students8%
Female5%
Male11%
Black4%
Asian8%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities10%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English9%
Not migrant8%
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
Black 63% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 6%
White 9% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 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 94%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Karon Cunningham
Fax number
  • (612) 668-1650

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1607 51st Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55430
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