Park Rapids Area Century Middle School

501 Helten Ave,

Park Rapids, MN, 56470-0591

Tel: (218)237-6330
Grades: 5-8

461 students

Park Rapids Area Century Middle School serves 461 students in grades 5-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MN average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School operates within the Park Rapids Public School District.

Overview

The student population of 461 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-8
Total Students 461 students
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
6%
2%
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
n/a
6%
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Asian (1988-2010)
Hispanic
2%
7%
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
2%
10%
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Black (1997-2012)
White
87%
72%
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.24 0.45
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
37%
31%
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
7%
Park Rapids Area Century Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,527 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Park Rapids Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
2
Number of Students Managed 1,527 518
Park Rapids Public   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $19 MM $6 MM
Park Rapids Public   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $18 MM $6 MM
Park Rapids Public   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,269 $11,416
Park Rapids Public   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,858 $11,593
Park Rapids Public   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Park Rapids Senior High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Frazee Secondary (32.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Park Rapids Area Century Elementary School (0 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Park Rapids Park Rapids Area Century Elementary School
    501 Helten Ave
    Park Rapids , MN , 56470
    (218)237-6330
    0  mi  |  611  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Park Rapids Headwaters Ed. Learning Program
    Alternative School
    401 Huntsinger Ave
    Park Rapids , MN , 56470
    (218)237-6440
    Alternative School
    0.3  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Park Rapids Park Rapids Senior High School
    401 Huntsinger Ave
    Park Rapids , MN , 56470
    (218)237-6440
    0.3  mi  |  449  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Nevis Nevis Elementary School
    210 Pleasant St
    Nevis , MN , 56467
    (218)652-3500
    11  mi  |  266  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Nevis Nevis Secondary
    210 Pleasant St
    Nevis , MN , 56467
    (218)652-3500
    11  mi  |  252  students  |  Gr.  7-12

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