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Oltman Middle School

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5 reviews of this school


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Posted July 6, 2009

Personally, I know that those cameras are watched, but even then, you can't always catch everything. Kids aren't stupid and they do have basic reasoning skills. They will figure a few things out. However, most of the teachers are great and understanding. I say this as an old student who now can look back on the time I had at Oltman and fully understand the affect that this place has had on me and my life. It helped me build my education up so and now I am at a University studying what I want with many plans for my future. Oltman helped get me here, and gave me a different view of the world because of the ways that it is different from another public school. You not only get a well rounded education, but you also get a sense of the world and the part you play in it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

Oltman is a great school. Sure, there are a lot of fights but they're usually broken up fast. The teachers all know what they're talking about, and about the security; yes they have cameras everywhere, and the people in the guidance office do watch them. Kids can't go out between lunch and homeroom-there are teachers in the hall watching, and the doors will be locked.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2005

I agree with both of the comments. And It is very easy to get out because All you need to do is stick a pencil or rock in the door and you can get back in. Yes there is cameras but who actually watches them besides the troubled students sitting in the office? Also yes lots of schools think about sex, drugs, and Alcohol. BUt most at Oltman have tried 1 of the 3 or all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2005

Oltman Junior High is a ok school but it's a lie about students sneaking out to go to smoke or drink. There is security in that school because if you go out of the school you are not able to go inside again if not passing in front of the main offce plus there's camaras around the whole school. About students thinking about sex or whatever, in every single school in this world there's a lot of students that think about sex 24/7. That's no reason to say that Oltman Jr. High is a bad school because it's not.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2005

Oltman Junior High Is an okay school The main Principal is very nice. some of the teachers there single out students. and they don't have very good security because I know that students leave school after there lunch time to smoke and just go back in for homeroom what do you think about that? Well all the students there think about sex, drugs, and alcohol 50% of them have tried drugs such as pot, chronic, and cocaine. this school needs to up on there secutirty.
—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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

227 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

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 59% in 2010.

230 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

242 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

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

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black69%
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English77%
Non-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

Reading

All Students71%
Female81%
Male60%
Black67%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant71%
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%
Female79%
Male76%
Black80%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English80%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

226 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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%
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%
Black52%
Asian37%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students52%
Female57%
Male47%
Black56%
Asian45%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English56%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-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 Students50%
Female49%
Male50%
Black42%
Asian47%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black33%
Asian31%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant51%
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%
Female58%
Male45%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students55%
Female65%
Male43%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant55%

Science

All Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant32%
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 77% 73%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 6% 9%
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 35%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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