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Posted September 20, 2012

We are very impressed with the school comparisons on paper, looking to relocate and going to focus on this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2010

The staff are extremely committed, involved, and supportive. School culture is creative and positive. Students are accepting and enthusiastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

A small project based learning charter school that is the most respectful, community oriented school for middle and high school. The children are abundantly creative and kind which the teachers nurture and encourage. There talents and abilities to ask questions without fear is incredible. Student Alumni frequently return to help out at the school or take part in activities sponsored by the school. The way the children learn from one another is surprising and goes above expectation. The projects and there presentations are remarkable. Every school should take a page from how this school works with there kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

My son has attended Nfld School of Arts and Technology for 4 years. He is happy and likes going to school. He has friends and great test scores too! Here students need to satisfy requirements in Sci, Language Arts, Math and other core areas, but at ARTech students may incorporate academic fields into a project that is of interest to them. Skilled advisors guide students throughout the all the phases...proposal, outline development, research, writing, presentation and peer/teacher review. This isn't the place to send your child if s/he isn't going to be disciplined and fully engaged in their learning. But, if you want to send your child to a place where diverse students treat everyone with respect, a place where it's ok, and even cool, to have a passion for learning (languages,sculptures, physics of rockets, Victorian social customs, green technology, write and perform stand-up comedy) then check it out.
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Posted July 12, 2009

I went to Artech for 3 years. From my freshman year to the end of my junior year, I was taught so many things that I will use for the rest of my life. Artech is different from any other school because it provides a secure, intimate, and interactive environment for the students to learn much more than just their books. I have been taught how to perservere, have kept up a high mental strength and attitude, and have developed an overall care for life and for the people around me. For what this school lacks in the 'educational' department, I sure have learned a lot. I don't and will never regret my years as a student at Artech, and I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to learn what life is truly about.
—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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

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 64% in 2010.

17 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

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 52% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
57%
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 57% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

2013

 
 
n/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.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
59%
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%
Female54%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students63%
Female58%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant63%
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 Students39%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant39%

Reading

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students32%
Female23%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant32%
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 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

Science

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students94%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
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 Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
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 Students56%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%
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
White 87% 73%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 1% 9%
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 29%N/A37%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Simon Tyler
Fax number
  • (507) 663-8802

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