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Minnetonka East Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 935 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted today

Everyone loves this school however the one area they lack in is the social department. My son and I know other students from talking to their parents were very badly bullied at MME. No teachers ever helped or anything or offered an alternative we eventually had to move due to it and its very sad. I hope they have improved since the 2012 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

Amazing experience for our 6th and 8th graders. Pete Mr. Dymit and team do an exceptional job!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

MME has great administrative leadership and highly qualified teachers. They offer a rich curriculum that addresses the needs of all students. The school and district is committed to not only a rigorous curriculum, but to the arts and athletics. The school also offers a Chinese and Spanish Immersion program that was started six years ago. As an educator I understand the traits of a school that is exceptional....you will find none better in a middle school than MME. During this challenging time for students--MME has developed a plan for our adolescents that demonstrates a deep caring for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

We have been thrilled with the teachers, administration and opportunities at MME. Our son is in his second year there and constantly talks about how great things are at MME. He enjoys the independence, the opportunity for honors classes, the variety of after school activities/athletics and the way teachers make school interesting and even fun! As parents, we appreciate how kids are expected to act in a respectful manner and the principal's communications on important school events as well as offering guidance to parents about the changes our kids are experiencing. We feel fortunate that our kids have the opportunity to attend such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

Both my children attend MME and it has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. The teaching staff is professional and caring, the administration is responsive and hands-on, and the course work is challenging and relevant. As I compare stories with friends in other school districts, our decision to send our children to Minnetonka schools is constantly reinforced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

I have nothing but positive to say about MME. We switched from private school to MME with our oldest and the transition went so much smoother than we could have anticipated thanks to the staff at MME. We now are on child number 3 at MME and still loving it. Having children at both ends, high potential and special needs, really made me nervous, but the teachers and staff work wonders with each and every student and it is amazing the self confidence all of my children have. The before and after school programs offer so many options for my children to make an even greater connection with their school and fellow students. Keep up the great work MME!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

MME is a great school for all kinds of students. The teachers "get" middle schoolers and truly enjoy working with this age group. The curriculum is interesting and challenging and the teachers make the tough subjects fun. The administration is wonderful, too - very responsive to students' and parents' needs. We're lucky to have such a strong middle school in our school district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

We have been disappointed in MME. It seems to be a vast, on going experiment in crowd mgmt. While we find the teachers & staff friendly, we also find the teaching standards to be minimal, likely due to the extremely large classes. (Some classes don't have enough chairs!) Example: our 7th grader was given a vocabulary book which her two older sisters had used at a different school. They were required to know the spelling, definition, accents, antonyms and synonyms for each word, with weekly tests. At MME, all that is required is to be able to pick out a general definition from multiple choice. When I mentioned this to the Vice Principal of the MMW School, I was told that all that other work was merely rote memorization and contributed little to a child's educational development. Unless your child is gifted, be forewarned, MME is a minimalist educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

I Think this is a great school, all the teachers really help you with the topics you struggle in. I know for a fact some of my weaker subjecs have really turned on to my higher ones. They also know how to make our education fun so we actually pay attention.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

I think this school is the best! I just got into middle school as a 6th grader and I adore it so much. If anyone was afraid of going into Minnetonka Middle School East, they have nothing to worry about. They have great teachers that care and respect you, and it is a great place to learn and make friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2009

Most of the teachers teach you what you need to know but there are some problems. For 1 I felt as if through out the next years they were make memories more than teaching us what we needed to know for the next years to come. I feel as if we could have learned double what they taught us but they were teaching the minimum. The teachers were wonderful inviting helpful but they feel as if we need to take it slow and I am personally a fast learner and that was on of my main problems I went through.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2008

MME is a great school my daughter is in 7th grade and loves it the teachers are so great everybody there is so thoughtful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

Minnetonka Middle School East is an exceptional school academically and in many other ways. At MME, it all starts at the top. The leadership here is like none other. Principal Dr. Mark Larson is an amazing leader who uses humor, good sense, great values and caring to lead his teachers, students and parents. It is a great place to be at a time when kids are figuring out just who they are in this world and where they want to go. They have great role models at MME. A flagship program initiated by Assistant Principal Pete Dymit called 'Do the Right Thing' is in place at MME right now. Isn't that what we are trying to do when raising our kids? Not only are we giving them an education academically, but we are trying to teach them to 'do the right thing' in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

MME has been a great school for my 7th grader. The teachers are committed, the entire staff truly loves teaching this age group, and many say they'd only teach these middle schoolers. The environment is safe, nuturing, but with high expectations for all. One thing I love is the level of communication available. With the online Blackboard system my son can track assignments daily, even download worksheets. And I can log-in and check grades and whether or not his assignments are all turned in on time and how he's tracking. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

MME proved to be a wonderful experience for my daughter throughout the three years she was in attendance. We found that the teachers challenged the students,provided extra time to help them when needed, kept them accountable for their assignments and time management, and treated them with the utmost respect. MME was a place my daughter wanted to be before, during and after school as often as time allowed to participate in all of the great co-curricular activities that were available. We are very comfortable with MME and thus, our second daughter who just began comes home with so many great things to say at the end of the day! We definitely rank this school as one of the very best middle schools out there! Julie Maroney
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

We are extremely happy with MME! The 6th grade experience is a whole child approach giving them the skills to succeed academically and personally. 7th & 8th grade curriculum and opportunities are tremendous! Minnetonka has something for everyone. Expectations are high here and they have the scores to prove it. $ Languages are offered as well as band, orchestra and choir. Parent involvement is also high. Most times when I volunteer there are too many of us! More than a great school experience this district shows kids how to look outside of themselves and at the world around them through the many service learning events. Moving here was the smartest thing we ever did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

I have had 3 children attend MME and all have had positive experiences. I have seen the principal greet all the students by name as they enter the cafeteria for lunch. This is just one example of how the staff makes an effort to connect with the kids--even if it is just by letting them know they (the staff) know their names. I have a child currently in 8th grade who is in 3 step classes while my other 2 children are more average students. As a parent I have seen them all be presented with challenges and encouraged to be active problem solvers. Communication with home is open, but students are encouraged to self-advocate rather than relying on parents to do it for them. There are extracurriculars available in sports, clubs and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

MME has been a wonderful experience for my 7th grader. What makes this school special is the commitment to respect and learning that radiates from the principal down to the cafeteria worker. The academic choices allow my son to study in depth the classes that he excels in and yet also get extra help with the subjects that are a challenge. The extracurricular music and science options provide in depth study on favored subjects. I am grateful to be at a school where both parents and teachers care about learning. M. Johnson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

MME has been an incredible school for our eighth grader. We have watched him grow and extend in so many ways. Academically, he has worked at levels he never thought possible and succeeded at every turn. He has participated in school plays, co-curricular sports, before school help, service projects and social activities; through it all he has become connected with students, teachers and administrators. He has pride in MME and so do we.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

My daughter is so excited to go to MME (Minnetonka Middle School East). She is open enrolling from another district and already feels welcome! She's met kids through scouts, theatre and dance. They have all been so friendly. We chose MME because of its great leadership, accelarated courses in math, language arts, social studies and science and level I high school world language in 8th grade! There is a full offering of music, band, orchestra and choir--plus a great art program. She's very excited about their technology. Teachers are really using the stuff--beyond typing and movies! My daughter says the SMARTBoards are 'really cool!' Before and afterschool activities are amazing. My daughter is thrilled to be able to do pottery before school (8-9), although she is a bit bummed she has to have phy ed every other day.. Did I mention MME is a MN 5-Star School! Very deserving!
—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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

358 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

317 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

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

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
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.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students67%
Female59%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%
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 88% 74%
Asian 6% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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