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Fair School Downtown

Public | K-3, 5-12

 

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Posted June 5, 2014

I had a student at FAIR Crystal. 2 years, and we left running. For my child the academics were a challenge however I think most children would struggle to feel challenged. My child had good teachers most of the time. There were a questionable few. Main complaint is lack of communication unless there is a academic issue, which I had to come forward to address outside of a p/t/c conference. Often I was reminded about the child's negative behavior but not given "this is what your child is doing well in!" As for the administration. I got nothing. No support, no help, no compassion. We had a number of "kids being mean" issues that went unsolved. Finally there was a real case of real bullying. To date nothing has been done or have not been informed of the schools actions. We were never offered the schools bullying policies by either the Principle or the Superintendent. They informed us there was nothing they really could do. The Principle also hung up on us during our phone conversation re bullying. We removed our child because they did not feel safe around some students as child "told" on them. This issue was continued in school and was/would effect child's academic learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

I have an 8th grader at F.A.I.R. Crystal. My child has been there since 4th grade. My main complaint is the lack of attention to bullying issues. There are kids there that have to be removed by police. We have had to follow through on an assault charge against another unruly child in court. My second complaint is the academics. My child has skated by for 5 years!! They have never facilitated summer school when needed. Never tried to help figure it out, always passing my child along to the next grade. We put my child there because of the artistic opportunities. They are hard to find in a "regular" public school. But it is very hard to recommend this school, because of the other issues. My child is ill prepared to go to a "regular" high school. I won't be sending my child to Downtown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

I have substituted in most of the areas schools and have not seen a favorable comparison of the FAIR schools relative to public schools. The teachers truly wanted to be able to educate these students but an inexcusable lack of classroom management resources leaves them spending most of their time dealing with disruptive students who have absolutely no respect for their teachers or peers. There are no consequences for bad behavior and most of the students roam the halls during classes. There are students who want to learn but they have to deal with the same disruptive behaviors of those students. I believe in testing students with respect but it is a two way street and the disruptive students get away with making the rules for the school. The concept of the school is admirable but the execution is horribly lacking. These students are not being prepared for life after school...


Posted March 27, 2014

This school has the potential to be great (small class sizes, a diverse student body) but has been terribly disappointing. The academics are subpar and do not challenge certain students and won t prepare them for most area high schools. Having a principal in two separate locations delays the communication and action of the principle when you need his input/guidance on an issue. If your child is getting harassed by another student and teased; apparently it s acceptable. There is a terrible bullying policy that basically does nothing unless the bullying gets physical. Some of the teachers are great and very helpful but this school is poorly run and needs to work on letting their students know that any kind of malicious behavior-physical or not, is completely unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

FAIR School is a fantastic school for those who prefer small class sizes. My daughter has attended FAIR since 8th grade & she's now a Senior in HS. She's always loved FAIR and so have we. It encourages students to explore their creativity with drawing, dance, theater, writing, you name it!. Above all, the teachers and those involved with this school, who have made this school and the students such a success, are exceptional and great leaders for our children. I guess you could say I highly recommend FAIR for your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

I remember when the MacPhail Suzuki Department used to practice here, orchestra, group and note reading classes every Saturday. When the School changed from IDDS to Fair, the incoming disallowed a valuable partnership with one the flagstaff music schools in the country. The bureaucratic irony of that for an innovative arts school was not lost on many.


Posted January 30, 2012

My daughter goes to this school, and it really stresses the needs of being creative while at the same time making sure that the students are gettting the education they deserve and need. A fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

This is an awesome school! My 8 year old has attended since kindergarten. The curriculum stresses personal responsibility and civic mindedness. The teachers really seem to care for each student and the principal always has her door open even though she currently is the interim principal. I can not say enough about how committed the staff is to the individual development of each student. Unfortunately though there isn't much of an opportunity for extra curricular activities for the students before 5th grade and there are no athletic opportunities as the school is located in downtown Minneapolis and space wouldn't allow it.
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
33%
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

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
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 52% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
12%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
30%
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 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%
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

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
30%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

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 Students50%
Female41%
Male65%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students61%
Female59%
Male65%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant61%
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 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 Students38%
Female36%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students25%
Female27%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/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 Students19%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant19%

Reading

All Students33%
Female33%
Malen/a
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant33%
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 Students30%
Female35%
Male20%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant30%

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male30%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students16%
Female15%
Male18%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
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

Reading

All Students55%
Female49%
Male61%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant55%
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

Science

All Students45%
Female44%
Male45%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant45%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 66% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
29%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students91%
Female88%
Male97%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 Students44%
Female41%
Male50%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Not migrant22%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 9%
White 36% 73%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Kevin Bennett
Fax number
  • (612) 752-7150

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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10 South Tenth St
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (612) 752-7100

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