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St. Michael-Albertville Middle East

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Posted June 16, 2014

In my opinion, this school does not welcome or want special education students. Their special ed is severely lacking; it is a shame that this district disregards these students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2014

Principal is a dictator; it is her way or no way! She holds a grudge if you disagree and will go to any length to get back at you -- even if it is through your children! The superintendent thinks she is the best! Yikes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

We've been very pleased with our experiences within the district. We have been part of the district for nearly 6 years and have found school administrators to be welcoming and helpful. We have been very happy with the teachers at various levels. There are times when one of our kids didn't "mesh" as well with a teacher over the years, but that seems a metaphor for life. You can't expect to get along with everyone all the time. I would say that we are very involved in our kids activities and with their education. There will always be a desire for a wider array of offerings outside of traditional classes, i.e. art, theater, etc. but that is building and should be expected with growing districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

Very disappointed, terrible school, terrible principal, uncaring staff... St. Michael should be able to do better for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

This is a Great school. Teachers offer a fun approach to learning. They offer a great program for gifted students as well as children with special needs. My son loves it here. The district as a whole does a great job. I have two boys on opposite ends of the learning spectrum and the school offers a great learning opportunity for both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2010

From a students point of view, this is the worst school i've ever atteneded. If you plan on being indevidual, think otherwise because you will have NOBODY. this school is soo grouped if you're diffenent at all, you won't have friends. The principles are awful, they do nothing and the people that work in the office are super rude. the teachers are all really cool, but they can't acutally teach. I wouldn't send your kid here, its the worst thing i've ever actually had to go threw.


Posted January 7, 2010

It has been very frustrating at this school. You can never really tell how your child is doing. The parent portal doesn't help. Conferences don't have enough detail. If your kid is average or slightly above average they don't really show much effort. Questions to teachers are usually just dismissed. There are a few good teachers, but not many. I dont' get their homework policy. Kids should have more than one day to do an assignment. Other students are bullying and not much is done about it. I think that's because the bullying extends to the staff level too. I just don't get it. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

If you dig deep and become involved you will find a school that has been a drift for years with many teachers, advisers, and management who should not be even in a school. There are two middle schools. One has a principal who is genuinely trying the other principal shouldn't even be teaching let alone managing. Generally speaking the schools are poorly managed. No real team teaching coordination. Poor language test scores and a really uncoordinated math department. No rigor here, even in the so-called advanced classes. All homework is due immediately no matter what other obligations a student might have. There is very limited arts education and an overwhelming support of sports at no matter the cost. Inconsistent discipline and a first hour of wasted time where students are suppose to be taught character traits, but they all just laugh about how stupid it is. I can't recommend this school.
—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 completely agree with the first post submitted on March 7, 2005. After 1 very difficult years at STMA for us, and our children, we also chose to remove our children from this district and they are now thriving: both academically and emotionally at the new school.
—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


Posted May 21, 2009

Great school. Will soon be divided due to population explosion. The second one should be even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

St. Michael Albertville Middle School is an excellent school. I feel that the staff does a marvelous job educating its students. The parents are kept informed of their students progress through a student information portal. The school also has many programs for the kids to participate. I can say with both my experience as a public school teacher in another state and as a parent this school is a cut above most schools I have seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2005

This school is completely out of touch with reality and todays kids. The princapal and asst. do not have any idea how to relate to the middle school age child. Therefore the staff that they have hired is on the same level. I have removed my child from this school and he is now thriving in the new school where he was an F student in the middle school. My advise is to run not walk away from this school. I rate this school an F.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 69% in 2010.

216 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

200 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
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 69% in 2010.

198 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

196 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

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

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%
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 60% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%
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 57% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students65%
Female60%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students77%
Female72%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%
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%
Female77%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students62%
Female58%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant62%
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 90% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 10%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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St. Michael, MN 55376
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