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Minneapolis Academy Charter School

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Posted June 26, 2013

This is good school that is has a lot of unique aspects going for it. The extended day is helpful to give these kids an extra boost, as well as the Saturday school and 2 summer school sessions. They want the kids to be in school as much as possible to maximize learning for those who need it. The teachers are really the best part about the school. They care about the kids and create interesting lessons and homework that prepares them for high school and college. The director is the downfall to the school. He has a loud, aggressive personality, but it shows how dedicated the teachers are to keep working with a difficult supervisor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

My daughter is very brite and the public school she was in for three years she showed very little growth on her MCA tests in math, she was slightly below average in math after the third, fourth and fifth grade. After one year at the Acadamey she showed significant growth she is now above the seventy fifth percentile and she is also in the top 20 percent in the nation all around in all subjects. she was just accepted with six other school mates to DeLaSalle High school with a Presidential scholarship. The things that make the Academy great are the teachers the principal and the seperation of the sexes in the middle school environment. the have two math and reading classes everyday a lot of homework to prepare you for High School and they care about the childrens education. last year their first class graduated out through high schools and one of the Academy's students was the validictorian of Washburn High School. The food they serve is whole food that is good for students and they ware uniforms which is great. The Academy has a nine hour school day and saturday school for those who need the extra help. It is a strict learning environment that does not allow bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

I am so dissatisfied with all the teachers and the Principal at this school. The way they talk to the children and the way they treat them is appalling. They call the children idiots and tell them they are never going to make it in high school is not something an adult should ever say to a child. I would advise that no parent should ever send their children to this school. The teachers and Principal of this school are nothing but adult bullies in my opinion. The children at this school can not even stand up for themselves against the teachers to voice their opinions on certain issues without getting into trouble. I think all children deserve to be heard no matter what!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2011

If you have a child with special needs this is probably not the best place. The material taught is great but how the teachers talk to the kids is appalling. It is never okay to call any child a failure especially in front of everyone. As I have learned in the past you always have to make sure the IEP is being implemented, but here it became my lifes work. A teacer admitted that they didn't see why my child should be allowed to retake tests and have an unfair advantage over the others even if it is in the IEP. Is Autism really an advantage over the others I had to ask. The whole idea in retaking the test is to review the material to see if the student has grasped the concept so they can move on, so I thought. I am sure that the school is not truly equipped to for even high functioning Autism. Screaming at Autistic kids will shut them down everytime!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

Greatest school ever! The leadership is truly an inspiration for all, and the teaching staff has no peers. In addition the chief abminisrative officer is one of a kind!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 18, 2009

I am a retired M.A. teacher. This is the school that I would send my children to if we lived closer to the area. Dedicated teachers and staff- classical 'core knowledge' education with a strong emphasis on learning how to be a successful and contributing member of society.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

18 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

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 59% in 2010.

28 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students63%
Female91%
Male39%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant63%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Hispanic54%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners63%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant67%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Hispanic45%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant63%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students52%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners44%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students46%
Female70%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners44%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students24%
Female30%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners18%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant25%
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%
Female71%
Male39%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students39%
Female60%
Male14%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English60%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant39%
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 Students52%
Female38%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners44%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students29%
Female25%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners21%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not 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

Math

All Students63%
Female69%
Male56%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant50%

Science

All Students38%
Female32%
Male44%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant39%
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
Hispanic 54% 7%
Black 19% 9%
White 13% 73%
Two or more races 11% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 87%N/A37%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Leon Cooper

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