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Northfield Middle School

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Posted October 31, 2013

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Posted March 6, 2005

I currently go the NMS as a 7th grade student. The teachers are amazing and the enviroment superb! The only thing is the principals who don't seem very involved. But overall, NMS is the best. They have many after school activites from soccer to chess club or newspaper to yearbook. The school is brand new this year because the old one was 90 years old! The new school is breathtaking! All the furniture is brand new and the library has a GIGANTIC wall made of glass which provides excellant lighting to save electrcity! This school is so great and the students always come first and graduate with leadership qualities and academice excellence. At NMS we the students excell at all we do.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

312 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

273 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant84%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant83%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black82%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant81%
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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students62%
Female58%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English77%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant72%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant62%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students44%
Female39%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant44%
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 84% 73%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 23%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2200 Division St South
Northfield, MN 55057
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