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Discovery Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I don't really care for the staff. The school on the other hand is absolutely amazing! It has an fabulous set-up! The real problem is the staff. They are way (and I mean WAY) to hard on the students. In fact the only teacher that I thought was absolutely amazing was my art teacher. She was young and full of life! I think that the school should have more teachers like her!


Posted June 4, 2013

I have mixed feelings for the school. I just recently moved here from Cedar Rapids thinking the schools will be better. It's all basically the same. I arrived in the middle of the year, the teachers didn't cut me any slack, they just tried to fit me in with the rest of the students. Before i moved, i had A and B in everything, but then after i moved here, Everything was harder just like that! Ever since i moved here! several times I have heard that when there was bullying going on,evetone involved in it, including the one being picked on, got suspended. At my old school, the victim being suspended wasn't even dreamed of happening! Again, I really like Fargo, the students at the school and the extra curricular activities! I'm just disappointed in the teachers and staff


Posted December 12, 2011

Discovery is an excellent school!! I love it!! They have a big library! The teachers are kind. There is no bullying! So you are safe there!


Posted November 15, 2010

i like the school it's just that not all the teachers are super nice otherwise it's awesome. From a student.


Posted April 22, 2009

I go to Discovery and I love it the teachers are nice,students are nice and the teachers make you feel safe.I love to get up every morning and come to discovery middle school.I recomend it to everyone, but then again if i did that it would be crowded here. But this school is by far one of the best if not the best in North Dakota!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

This is the best school in the world my son goes there and he says its the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

Good school. personable staff
—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 78% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
African American43%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
African American53%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
African American45%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
African American65%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
African American35%
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 83%
Black 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1717 40th Ave South
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 446-3300

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