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Richfield Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 818 students

 
 

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Posted January 23, 2012

My daughter had been going here for 3 months, And she got bullied the first grade. I could not imagine how many bullies this school has! This school is very poor it's teaching is very poor! I have moved to richfield this fall from eagan. And to be honest I miss eagan , it's schools were very HIGH compared to richfield! My daughter is gonna quit now and got back to eagan!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

My son goes to school there and the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

This school is great! i love the teachers so much. i also love the studies.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2008

This school has been great for my daughter. The staff is very involved and we have had no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

I really enjoy the teachers at the middle school and I have to say they do not have the best ages to teach. I do think a lot of the students that attend must not have good parents as roll models. It just seems that the kids are really mean and bully's at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

Having had one son go through RF middle school and two daughters currently we cannot imagine too many schools that are worse! Both of our daughters will be attending other schools next fall. The accountability by teachers of students is poor nearly clear across the board. Conferences are nearly a waste of time as they are so politically correct and sugar coated. Students are allowed to use the phone in some classes while teachers are teaching. Multiple bath room breaks are allowed and disruption of class by students seems to be a common place. The academic rigors are hardly that; homework is easy and there is not much of it. Assignments can be repeatedly turned in late for full credit. The ability of this school in our opinion to prepare children for their academic futures is poor; perhaps worse then that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

This is my sons 2nd year at Richfield Middle School. I agree, the staff are very supportive and seem to genuinely care about the students success. They have a great anti bully program as well. I was sold when they invited the community, staff and parents to attend a bullying workshop. They offer a wide variety of intramural sports and although my son is not an athlete per say, he loves the archery. Great way to make new friends and still be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

We have lived in Richfield for 11 years. Though my son attended Minneapolis public schools for grade school, he has been at RMS for all three of his middle school years. We have enjoyed our experience at RMS. The teachers are supportive, fun, helpful and attentive and I have found the overall environment at RMS very welcoming. I'm glad my son has spent his middle school years here at RMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Teachers seems very focused on helping kids succeed and maintain safety for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

Richfield Public Schools have been the recipients of a tremendous amount of diversity changes over the last 10 years. It has been a positive things for the community but at the same time presented many challenges to school district as a whole, which has taken on the challenges and are making valuable efforts to trend the NCLBA factors in a positive direstion. The teachers at RMS are all hard working care about the students first and foremost. My son loves the environment for learning and the 'small town' atmosphere that this community encompasses. RMS offers art, music, and extra-curricular activies such as swimming, tennis, football, basketball, golf, soccer, volleyball, band, choir, etc. Many parents tend to know each other on a first name basis because they are big supporters of their child's involvement. At RMS, kids come first!
—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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

264 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

253 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male54%
Black60%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant59%
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 Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black33%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black48%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant53%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%
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 Students33%
Female34%
Male33%
Black20%
Asian56%
Hispanic16%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant33%

Reading

All Students40%
Female42%
Male37%
Black36%
Asian44%
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English61%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students37%
Female38%
Male35%
Black33%
Asian45%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students41%
Female47%
Male33%
Black37%
Asian45%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant41%
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 Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
Black17%
Asian35%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students30%
Female31%
Male28%
Black23%
Asian21%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Economically non-disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students21%
Female24%
Male19%
Black13%
Asian19%
Hispanic16%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Economically non-disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant21%
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
Hispanic 39% 7%
White 30% 74%
Black 21% 9%
Asian 7% 6%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7461 Oliver Ave South
Richfield, MN 55423
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