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John Adams Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 980 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2014

I went to John Adams for 6th grade and I hated it! Bullying was a serious problem there that teachers didn't not care about. I got bullied a lot and I would tell the teachers but they pretended they cared but really they didn't. Lots of fights also happen with students and teachers. I always see others not obeying the teachers and literately fighting them. The students there are disrespectful to others and seem that they don't care about learning. There would be so much drama that teachers couldn't handle their own class. I heard John Adams used to be a good school back then but it has changed over the years. Now its just simply awful.


Posted June 19, 2014

I have gone to john adams for 6th,7th,about 3/4 of 8th grade.I ended up having to leave the school do to my life being threatened and I was being bullied,and in the nurse office about 1 to 2 times every week.The social workers,security guard,and principle said they would do something but never go threw with it,or they wouldn't help me at all.They would have assemblies about how bulling was bad and how you should tell them.But when you told them they won't care.All of the students who go there change and fights happen everyday.One of my best friends ended up betting up a kid that said a joke about my friend's current girlfriend.This school if awful and needs to be called on.


Posted September 18, 2012

They have a very poor systems for dealing with parent communications. IEPs are not fallowed. Their policy for teacher and student bulling is not taken serious .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

I attended JA for 6th and 7th grade and I must say that they gave me the best foundation I could have ever hoped for. The school is clean and the students were respectful and open-minded. The teachers were fun and inviting. We took great field-trips to interesting, exciting destinations. The school provides some interesting classes like Family and Consumer Sciences, Industrial Tech., and Beginning Spanish/Spanish I as well as art classes. I really missed all of that when I moved to Florida to an allegedly "A" school full of thugs and people who just did not care. There's really an atmosphere of scholarship and a focus on "doing your best." I really love this school.


Posted April 12, 2011

My son has had his worst school year ever since moving to this school, not just with grades, but with his confidence as well. As a parent I am very unsatisfied with the lack of comunication from the teachers. I would not recoment this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

I've had 2 kids attend JA. The teachers, nurse & staff are welcoming, it's safe, and while very diverse with upper, middle and some lower classes, does not have problems like another school. It's important to treat all kids equal--no special treatment & all goes well. The school redid the entry for safety, so visitors enter via the office. Staff care. I've chaperoned dances & they're fun. Onehad an issue w/4 kids breaking rules & it was immediately addressed--parents phoned & the rest didn't know it happened. They could do better w/communication from the SCHOOL-emails with weekly what's going on. I think the teachers miss the "team" approach they've had in past, which was changed due to budget cuts, which made it easier for smaller teams to plan field trips, etc. The leadership will need to change that to have leads to help that transition. New principal Sept 2010 who's open to ideas, relates to the kids, and just sent out the news via a link to parents who gave the school emails, so that is great and will only improve. Knowing what I know...I'm glad my kids go here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

I attend this school and it is amazing! I've been here since the 6th grade. The teachers are nice and rarely pound on the homework. There's is so much extra to do there too. It's so cool!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2005

I attended John Adams for part of 6th grade and all of 7th grade and it is by far one of the best schools I've ever been to. The teachers are wonderful, the school is beautiful, and a majority of the students are nice. The curriculum is also good. They have a wide selection of extracurricular activites also.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

343 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male66%
Black55%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant75%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Black39%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant68%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
Black54%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%
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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
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

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
Black32%
Asian62%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
Black37%
Asian49%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English57%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant52%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Black31%
Asian46%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students49%
Female55%
Male43%
Black36%
Asian31%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant49%
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 Students49%
Female57%
Male42%
Black25%
Asian39%
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students53%
Female65%
Male41%
Black28%
Asian46%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students42%
Female43%
Male40%
Black18%
Asian22%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant42%
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 67% 73%
Black 15% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 37%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

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  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Lashawn Ray
Fax number
  • (507) 328-5716

Programs

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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