Dakota Hills Middle School

  • Dakota Hills Middle School serves 1,116 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dakota Hills Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Dakota Hills Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • Dakota Hills Middle School's student population of 1,116 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,116 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dakota Hills Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Dakota Hills Middle School is 0.51, 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#289 out of 1793 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:116:1
American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
9%
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Black
7%
11%
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White
68%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.510.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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