Dawson-boyd Secondary

848 Chestnut St
Dawson, MN 56232
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Dawson-boyd Secondary serves 268 students in grades 7-12.
Dawson-boyd Secondary placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30% in MN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Dawson-boyd Secondary's student population of 268 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
268 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Dawson-boyd Secondary is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dawson-boyd Secondary is 0.24, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#804 out of 1734 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
10%
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Black
n/a
12%
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White
87%
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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Diversity Score
0.24
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dawson-boyd Secondary's ranking?
Dawson-boyd Secondary is ranked #804 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Dawson-boyd Secondary often compared to?
Dawson-boyd Secondaryis often viewed alongside schools like Lac Qui Parle Valley Secondary by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Dawson-boyd Secondary?
The graduation rate of Dawson-boyd Secondary is 90%, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 84%.
How many students attend Dawson-boyd Secondary?
268 students attend Dawson-boyd Secondary.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Dawson-boyd Secondary students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dawson-boyd Secondary?
Dawson-boyd Secondary has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Dawson-boyd Secondary offer ?
Dawson-boyd Secondary offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Dawson-boyd Secondary part of?
Dawson-boyd Secondary is part of Dawson-Boyd Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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