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Washington Tech Secondary Magnet

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Posted February 18, 2013

As an involved student, I have taken the time to examine the student population and how it affects the school. Truthfully, I feel as though the administration is not putting in the effort to make the school a better place, but rather, to make the school "get by". The fact of the matter is that this school has a 92% free/reduced lunch rate, and nearly every student has an urban/inner city low-income background, and sometimes, it can be difficult to handle these types of kids because they literally just don't care about anything. Not only that, there is a very large number of Karen students that demand a much more versatile ELL program compared to the joke of which is what this school encompasses right now, as it feels as though half the school does not know how to speak English. In the future, the Karen population will only continue to rise, and it is very likely that Washington Tech. will become a cultural hearth for Karen students, and the school administration needs to realize this. In any case, the current standing of Washington Tech. is a very vivid image. As a senior apart of the first graduating class, it really has only begun, but the future seems to be eerie. .


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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 64% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

407 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

393 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

376 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 56% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%
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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
14%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
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

Math

All Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black39%
Asian50%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students17%
Female14%
Male20%
Black15%
Asian13%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant17%
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 Students47%
Female46%
Male49%
Black35%
Asian53%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students18%
Female21%
Male16%
Black17%
Asian16%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant18%

Science

All Students17%
Female14%
Male19%
Black13%
Asian17%
Hispanic12%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant17%
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 Students25%
Female19%
Male30%
Black22%
Asian20%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant25%
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 Students41%
Female32%
Male51%
Black38%
Asian35%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English58%
Not 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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Black51%
Asian49%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant54%
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 Students45%
Female41%
Male49%
Black34%
Asian46%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant45%
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 Students38%
Female35%
Male42%
Black23%
Asian43%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant38%
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 52% 6%
Black 26% 9%
Hispanic 13% 7%
White 8% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 91%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Michael Mccollor
Fax number
  • (651) 228-4331

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • STEM
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  • Technology

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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