Big Lake Middle School

Tel: (763)262-2567
  • Big Lake Middle School serves 728 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is equal to the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 58% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Big Lake Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 32%.
  • Big Lake Middle School operates within the Big Lake Public School District.

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School Overview

  • Big Lake Middle School's student population of 728 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students728 students
Big Lake Middle School Total Students (1996-2016)
Gender %Big Lake Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Big Lake Middle School Total Teachers (1997-2016)
Students by GradeBig Lake Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Big Lake Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Big Lake Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
60%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
60%
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
Big Lake Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1997-2016)
American Indian
n/a
2%
Big Lake Middle School American Indian Students (2002-2013)
Asian
2%
7%
Big Lake Middle School Asian Students (1995-2016)
Hispanic
4%
9%
Big Lake Middle School Black Students (1995-2016)
Black
4%
10%
Big Lake Middle School Black Students (1997-2016)
White
88%
68%
Big Lake Middle School White Students (1996-2016)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Big Lake Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBig Lake Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.33
Big Lake Middle School Diversity Score (1996-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
31%
Big Lake Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
Big Lake Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Big Lake Middle School is Big Lake Public School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 511 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Big Lake Public School District's student population of 3,210 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,479 in this district is less than the state average of $11,015. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,836 is less than the state average of $11,205. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameBig Lake Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    4
    2
    Number of Students Managed3,210531
    Big Lake Public School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    61%
    60%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    64%
    60%
    District Total Revenue$35 MM$6 MM
    District Spending$33 MM$6 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,479$11,015
    District Spending / Student$9,836$11,205
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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