Cass Lake-bena Middle School

  • Cass Lake-bena Middle School serves 355 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cass Lake-bena Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Cass Lake-bena Middle School's student population of 355 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students355 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cass Lake-bena Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cass Lake-bena Middle School is 0.28, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank#1663 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
84%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
9%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cass Lake-bena Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.280.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCass Lake-Bena School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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