Detroit Lakes Middle School

  • Detroit Lakes Middle School serves 847 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Detroit Lakes Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34%.

School Overview

  • Detroit Lakes Middle School's student population of 847 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students847 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Detroit Lakes Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,791 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Detroit Lakes Middle School is 0.43, 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 School Rank (16-17)#804 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
10%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
74%
66%
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Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Detroit Lakes Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.430.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDetroit Lakes Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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