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South Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 822 students

 
 

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Posted August 22, 2013

My school is excellent, because I really enjoy the teachers and how the express the way they teach their students (including me)


Posted April 21, 2010

I'm an 8th grader at south and I love it here I also went to school here last year to I learnd a lot and this year I'm learning a lot to. I love my teachers and they really do want to help you... Anybody that says this is a bad school doesn't know what there talking about because it's a really good school. I am sad to leave south but happy to be moving on to tech.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

I think any parent you dislikes South Junior High school must have a very spoiled child. Because I loved it when I was there 3 years ago. It's amazing. The teachers work so very hard to make certain all the students learn the material. They are almost always there to help and answer questions. The kids are also very good kids. I never once remembered seeing or even hearing of any substance abuse while attending school there. North Junior High is where that usually occurred. When choosing a junior high school, I think all parents need to keep in mind that teenagers are going to be teenagers no matter where you go, and they should just teach their kids to learn to accept it. It's the child's choice to make responsible decisions and choices.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2005

I'm a student at South on team 2 and its my first year. I love it so much! The teahers are fun and the studens are welcomming to everyone! I've made so many new friends this year and its just great! I know some people that say that the students in South have problems with drinking and drugs but we dont at all. I havent meet anyone that does everybody that i know is majorly aginsed it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2005

this year was my first year going to south and I felt welcome alot of times by the school staff. at the beginning of the school year I was in football and had lots of fun in it. then I joined student council. at shool we have had school partys and the talent show which I helped in all the other students liked the partys and asked me if we can have more. And all the students liked the talent show. this year so far I have had fun and learned many thing and the teachers are easy to learn from. so I say bring your kid here he/she will have lots of fun and will have friends just like them here. sincearly, student counsil rep. team one
—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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

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 64% in 2010.

327 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black45%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant78%
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 Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
Black20%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant62%
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%
Female76%
Male72%
Black17%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English79%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black20%
Asian56%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male53%
Black25%
Asian56%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English67%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant61%
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%
Female53%
Male48%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant57%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Black22%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students54%
Female60%
Male48%
Black12%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant54%

Science

All Students37%
Female37%
Male38%
Black8%
Asian69%
Hispanic10%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant37%
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 74% 73%
Black 13% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 38%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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