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Posted yesterday

Barely any field trips, lots of teachers are mean. When I was in 7th grade, I got no choosing they picked out my classes. I was stuck with an annoying class (class I mostly don't like) and they wouldn't let me or my friend switch, and we're both Asian BUT my friend was white and gets to change his class. Which was VERY unfair. And the ONE class I was looking forward was Art but they cut the class off.


Posted August 12, 2013

The class sizes are like 30-40 NOT 14 or 17 students per teacher.Missinformation I all we hear.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

What school in the Nation is lucky to be blessed with a real astronaut visiting the school several times? What a great learning opportunity for the students. Really great teachers and students! Keep up the great work Farnsworth!


Posted July 1, 2013

I was a student at this school and i have been going to this school since I was in 7th grade and I loved it, the aerospace program meant I went to extraordinary places, such places include; Seattle WA, Houston TX and the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando FL. The only thing stopping me from going anymore would be the student body and the way the social life is at that school no matter where i looked i saw a fight or argument going on over some person using crude language.


Posted May 16, 2011

If your child is into sports this may not be the school for you. The coaches are not professional. They have bad sportsmanship and do not play all of the children. Respect is not a priority here.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

191 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
23%
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 Students56%
Female69%
Male47%
Black50%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant56%
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 Students52%
Female59%
Male47%
Black44%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant52%
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 Students40%
Female47%
Male34%
Black37%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant40%
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 Students39%
Female33%
Male43%
Black32%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant39%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
16%
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 Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
Black24%
Asian57%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students34%
Female40%
Male29%
Black21%
Asian35%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students19%
Female15%
Male22%
Black12%
Asian11%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Economically non-disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant19%
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 Students26%
Female26%
Male27%
Black6%
Asian31%
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant26%

Reading

All Students33%
Female39%
Male29%
Black32%
Asian29%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English49%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant33%
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 Students31%
Female33%
Male30%
Black13%
Asian40%
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant31%

Reading

All Students21%
Female27%
Male16%
Black8%
Asian21%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Economically non-disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities23%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant21%
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 Students29%
Female36%
Male23%
Black7%
Asian31%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students21%
Female23%
Male18%
Black23%
Asian16%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant21%

Science

All Students17%
Female14%
Male20%
Black7%
Asian16%
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Economically non-disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English28%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 50% 6%
Black 22% 9%
White 13% 73%
Hispanic 12% 7%
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 86%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Troy Vincent
Fax number
  • (651) 293-8888

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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