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Hopkins West Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 812 students

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Posted May 12, 2013

I am an 8th grader @ west and feel that it is a wonderful school, I would never switch to NJH the teachers love their jobs and there is minimal bullying. I love this school and its programs for gifted children and special education are spectacular.


Posted November 1, 2010

I am an 8th grade student at West Junior High, and it is an exceptional school. I began taking classes at West in 6th grade, and all of the teachers and staff were very understanding about my conflicting Junior High and Elementary School schedules. West has great teachers who really care about their subjects and about the students. There are opportunities for everyone, and there is a strong sense of community. West is a truly outstanding school.


Posted May 19, 2009

I am a student at HWJH and i am in 8th grade. The kids there are welcoming and if you hang out with the right people you can make A LOT of new friends. The school compared to the other Hopkins middle school, North Junior High, is choosen most offen to go to. North behavior wise doesn't have as good as a reputation. I really like it here and would recomend it to undecided parents and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2008

I have a 7th grade child at HWJH. The experience has been wonderful. They have great programs, plenty of choices, and an unbelievable teaching staff that are very involved and active with the students. I have looked at other school districts in the area and picked Hopkins because of the academic success and the ethnic diversity it had to offer my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 64% in 2010.

268 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

258 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
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%
Female88%
Male75%
Black50%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not 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%
Female76%
Male70%
Black44%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
45%
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%
Female51%
Male56%
Black22%
Asian50%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
Black30%
Asian63%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant60%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
Black47%
Asian90%
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students66%
Female72%
Male60%
Black28%
Asian90%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students95%
Female99%
Male92%
Black94%
Asian90%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 73%
Black 17% 9%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 33%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Hmong
  • Other
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
School Leader's name
  • Shirley Gregoire
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (952) 988-4477

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • STEM
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Hmong
  • Other
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Model UN
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  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
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  • Our school provides our students a rigorous core curriculum of English, math, science, social studies, and reading. An extensive experiential program is offered in the visual arts, physical education, technical education, and family and consumer sciences. Throughout their junior high years, our students may elect to take performing arts as well as world languages. A technology-rich culture of innovation promotes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that will serve our students well.
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