Deer River Secondary

  • Deer River Secondary serves 429 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (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 56% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Deer River Secondary 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 14:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Deer River Secondary's student population of 429 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students429 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Deer River Secondary 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 diversity score of Deer River Secondary is 0.62, which is more 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#1229 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
31%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
52%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
5%
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Diversity Score0.620.54
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Graduation Rate80-89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeer River Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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