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Wayzata West Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 734 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

It's horrible. The kids I was in class with were mean, called me a freak and the teachers did little to nothing about it. It's one of those cookie-cutter schools where everyone has to be the same. No diversity allowed, apparently. The teachers there said I was "breaking the dress code" if I wore something that was in my style, but when a girl put on a spaghetti-strap tank, they were totally fine with it. It's a horrible, horrible school. Plymouth parents, DO NOT SEND YOUR KID THERE.


Posted March 31, 2009

I moved to the area more than a year ago and my son attends 6th grade here. The teachers at West are great and the school staff excellent. We are very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I've had 2 kids go thru West, one with very mild LD which finally was appropriately addressed at West, but too late to really help him out with Attitude, which we all know is one of the most important aspects to learning well. My other child currently in 8th grade West is nearly all straight A's, he works very hard, and is still challenged to think and do more by his teachers. The Orchestra program at West is exceptional, despite the nearly sinful cutting of this program out of the elementary schools a few years ago. I know other parents in the Twin Cities, we compare notes, and I think West is the best, if you have a mainstream learner, or if LD learner who went to a good elem school previously. Wish the Math program was better, however.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

234 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

248 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

221 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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%
Female91%
Male91%
Black67%
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not 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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not 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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
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

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black20%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant76%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black29%
Asian85%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
Black43%
Asian81%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not 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 Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students61%
Female62%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
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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Wayzata, MN 55391
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