Dakota Meadows Middle School

1900 Howard Dr
Mankato, MN 56002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 913 students in grades 6-8, Dakota Meadows Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 913 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • : Bottom 50% in MN
  • : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Dakota Meadows Middle School's student population of 913 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
913 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

Dakota Meadows Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,860 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dakota Meadows Middle School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MN)
#974 out of 1860 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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36%
45%
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54%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
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2%
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
10%
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Black
10%
12%
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White
76%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dakota Meadows Middle School's ranking?
Dakota Meadows Middle School is ranked #974 out of 1,860 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% MN state average).
How many students attend Dakota Meadows Middle School?
913 students attend Dakota Meadows Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Dakota Meadows Middle School students are White, 10% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dakota Meadows Middle School?
Dakota Meadows Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Dakota Meadows Middle School offer ?
Dakota Meadows Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Dakota Meadows Middle School part of?
Dakota Meadows Middle School is part of Mankato Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 913 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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