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Highland Middle School

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Posted October 12, 2009

I am a student in the immersion program at Highland Park Junior High and I have had a great experience. Not only am I able to continue Spanish Immersion (which starts in Kindergarten at Adams) but I can also learn chinese! The sports and clubs are great, since you can do one at the junior high or at the high school if they don't offer it at the junior high (they are next door to each other). The clubs include Lego League, Debate Team, Ballroom Dance, Chinese Dance, Drama, Math Team, and others. Although it does start at 7:30 A.M., that turns into a benefit because you can do sports and after-school activities and still have plenty of time at home for homework.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2008

Im a student at Highland and I think Highland is a good school and I don't see anything wrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2008

Wow, this is such an excellent school,my children love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2005

I had thought I'd put my son in a good school. He was and still is interested in learning chinese. What I didn't know was that the staff did not show any respect towards students. I happened to be withdrawing my son from school because we were moving. My son is a good kid, yet he was talked to like he wasn't! Students weren't allowed to speak their minds; even though they are correct. The biggest mistake I've made is to think this school was a good school. I will never put any of my other children in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

This school works very hard and has great activties.I go there and I loves it. Although there is violence like any junior high, they are doing things to deal with it.
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a

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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

296 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black64%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students64%
Female70%
Male59%
Black41%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Black37%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant53%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English65%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black32%
Asian43%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
Black28%
Asian34%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students46%
Female49%
Male44%
Black16%
Asian61%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students41%
Female49%
Male33%
Black20%
Asian19%
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students29%
Female31%
Male26%
Black8%
Asian21%
Hispanic12%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Economically non-disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant29%
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 30% 73%
Black 27% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 6%
Hispanic 20% 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 60%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Charlene Hoff
Fax number
  • (651) 293-8953

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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975 South Snelling Ave
St. Paul, MN 55116
Phone: (651) 293-8950

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