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Hmong College Prep Academy High School

Charter | 9-12 | 321 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2013

Fantastic School! I am so glad to have all of my children to go to this school because they teach the children from their hearts. The staff in the front throughout all of the executives in this wonderful school are so kind and respectful towards my feelings. The children are so polite towards one another. I will recommend for parents that want their children to have a peaceful learning experience to send them to this school. I will like to also share that Hmong Prep teaches the children with the latest technologies to advance them more towards their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

Human resources at Hmong Academy is not unreasonable, HCPA screens its teachers very carefully. I was required to come in three times, and also to teach a practice lesson. It is a good idea to apply to this school if you have a sweet spirit and are ready to serve. If you do not, you should go elsewhere. Teachers work very hard at this school. I am a former 6th grade teacher, and I thought the hiring process was fine.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2012

The HR management is screwed up. I applied and applied. Was told the position was closed, BUT only to find out they WERE still hiring. I finally got a call, and there was SO many steps to go through. Especially the role playing? Are you kidding me? It's a total WASTE of my time. The Human Resource department is very unorgainzed and they don't know what they're doing. DO NOT APPLY AT THIS SCHOOL!


Posted August 10, 2011

My children and I had a tour with this school. It was well presented and high expectation. This year I will send my children and hopefully they're being challenged. I believe education is important with high honor classes. I hope my oldest son will have the opportunity to attend post-secondary school. I hope my 2nd child will be taking higher classes. My second one, no ESL even though we speak our second language. I hope this is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

Since attending HA my child has seen leadership from a Hmong woman as her role model which was not present in any other school she had attended in the past. My child's teacher expects and encourages her to do well and succeed. She understands the importance and value of higher education. My only complaint is that since the girls there have little interest in sports the options are slim. I have my daughter in external extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

Hmong Academy has implemented many new changes that not only addresses the concerns of the June 19 post but also the claims that the teacher made. My child used to have attendance and behavior issues when at other mainstream schools. Since coming to HA, she has improved her grades and her attitude. I have seen the work that the teachers do at the school and I guarantee you that the teacher who posted the comment didn't care about the students or the school. My daughter will be graduating this year and I haven't seen this level of commitment anywhere else. The 'college' program the school has now has my daughter 'wanting' to come to school. Rather than 'I'm bored' from my daughter, I get more information that I ever had before. Lastly, the teachers who are at Hmong Academy now, are committed and see my daughter as their own family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

This school means well but discipline is poorly enforced. The director of the school does not get involved with discipline excpet int eh case of serious physical fights. Attendance is poor, and the school does not subscribe to an automated call system for absent students. At a teacher conference, twice I was visited by parents who had no idea their child had not been attending for a period of several (on the order of 10) weeks. As a teacher, when I brought up attendance issues, I was told that this was my problem for not making lessons interesting enough. It was not until the end of the year that I realized that the students skipping my class were often gone for the entire day, not just my (6th) hour.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students69%
Female77%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English81%
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 Students43%
Female33%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant43%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
10%
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 62% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
19%
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

All Students20%
Female23%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asian20%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English26%
Not migrant20%
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 Students16%
Female16%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asian15%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English22%
Not migrant16%
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 Students21%
Female20%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asian21%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English26%
Not migrant21%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 98% 6%
Black 1% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
White 1% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A37%
Female 43%N/A49%
Male 57%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Christianna Hang
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  • (651) 209-8003

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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