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St. Michael-Albertville Senior High School

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Posted August 15, 2013

I have one student in the school and one student entering the high school. I am surprised to read the negative comments from years past. I have no complaints about the staff, the extra curricular programs, the quality of education or any other aspect of the high school. It seems to be well run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

Specialized services are poor. If your child has a disability, don't enroll them here. I found staff and administration to be combative and unwilling to accommodate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We moved our four children into this school district in 2001. We found STMA to be a great place for our kids. the last will graduate this spring. The administration and the teachers have been flexible in finding ways to support their various special needs. The extra curricular activities are excellent. I highly recommend STMA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I know that this is supposed to be a parent rating, but I was a student in STMA and I actually walked in the halls and attended the classes. I was not 'popular', just you average student. I love STMA. Before I moved here my previous school experience were horrible at best. In STMA, my family found acceptance for differences. They looked at each student and took them as they were and figured out how to best help them. STMA has it's issues, it is high school after all, but when I compare my experience to that of my friends from college STMA was great. There was not much fighting (I remember one fight ever). The extracurricular programs and sports are excellent. It was cool to be smart, artistic and/or athletic. One was not better than the other. STMA is a great school, and a great place to live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I am a parent of 4 that have been in STMA for 7 years. I have 2 in the High School, 1 in the Middle School and 1 in one of the 3 Elementaries. I am honestly very shocked to hear someof the comments. We have had a great experience at STMA. 3 of my children have ADHD... when we moved to the area they were struggeling academically. All the teachers and staff at the different schools woked so hard with my kids and helped them get on programs and classes that would help them succeed... Which they have! My oldest is now a Junior in HS but has progressed so far that she is posting out and getting her first year of college for free! I have loved all the teachers and the effort they put into my kids! I would reccomend STMA to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

It is really hard to know where to begin. I don't usually do reviews like this, but feel compelled after years of seeing this school claim to be progressing, when really it is just adrift. I think it starts at the top. A real lack of leadership. A superintendant who claims to be concerned, but has kept on individuals who should not be in positions of responsibiltiy and hired others who really didn't know what they were doing. They try to use manipulative test data to prove that they are progressing, but in reality they are barely above average in test scores. And some of their test scores, especially in language arts, are well below average. The math curriculum is confusing. The parent portal is really useless. Discipline and grading are inconsistent. There is an insider culture of mediocrity. Don't go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

We ignored a negative review on this sight about the STMA School District thinking it was just one parents perspective. However, after the past 1 1/2 years at STMA, my advice to any parent looking at this district is to go somewhere else! The bullying in this district is out of control and is NOT effectively dealt with by administration or the majority of teachers in a proactive or reactive manner. Yes, they have 'anti-bullying workshops' for students and staff; and thats as far as it goes. Anti-bullying is not truly taught or reinforced any further than the workshop. As if the learning environment itself is not negative enough, teachers/admistration are not open to real parent participation in their childs academic success. If your child has a different learning style (not related to special needs), this district is not willing to do what is necessary to ensure their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I strongly encourage anyone considering this school district to talk to parents who currently have children enrolled there. You will get a much more accurate picture of the current issues and problems the schools are experiencing from parents or students. In my opinion, persons at the school administrative levels are making a considerable amount of poor decisions regarding discipline, teacher hiring, finances, and education in general. Our children have attended the schools in this district for a couple years. We are deeply disappointed with the follow through on the bullying and education policies and have chosen to remove our children from the school, as are many parents. The administration is either unwilling or unable to effectively address the many long-standing issues brought forth by parents and students and the learning environment is suffering. Please exercise EXTREME caution when considering this school as a possible choice for your child/ren.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
Black89%
Asian70%
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

386 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black29%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant69%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male57%
Black25%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 15%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5800 Jamison Ave NE
St. Michael, MN 55376
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