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Pipestone Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 318 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2005

It's a great public school. It is one of the best in the state!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

70 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant80%
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%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%
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%
Female80%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students40%
Female31%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant40%

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant72%

Science

All Students54%
Female48%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%
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 Students41%
Female38%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students53%
Female61%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant53%
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 Students51%
Female71%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students50%
Female64%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant50%

Science

All Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant48%
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 87% 73%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Black 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 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 47%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Cory Strasser
Fax number
  • (507) 825-6729

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1401 7th St SW
Pipestone, MN 56164
Phone: (507) 825-5861

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