Detroit Lakes Middle School

  • Detroit Lakes Middle School serves 816 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to 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 33%.

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School Overview

  • Detroit Lakes Middle School's student population of 816 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students816 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Detroit Lakes Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Detroit Lakes Middle School is 0.43, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#740 out of 1,784 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
59%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Detroit Lakes Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
9%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
74%
67%
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Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.430.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Detroit Lakes Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDetroit Lakes Public Dist. School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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