Big Lake Middle School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

Big Lake Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • Big Lake Middle School's student population of 728 students has stayed relatively flat 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
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Big Lake Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Big Lake Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Big Lake Middle School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Big Lake Middle School and percentage of American Indian students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Big Lake Middle School and the percentage of Asian students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Big Lake Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
4%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Big Lake Middle School and the percentage of Black students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
88%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Big Lake Middle School and the percentage of White students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Big Lake Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.220.33
This chart display the diversity score of Big Lake Middle School and the average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Big Lake Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Big Lake Middle School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBig Lake Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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