First City School

First City School serves 54 students in grades 3-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (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 21-39% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
First City School 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 5:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

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School Overview

First City School's student population of 54 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 3-12
Total Students54 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

First City School 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 First City School is 0.58, 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
#1623 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:116:1
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American Indian
50%
2%
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Asian
2%
7%
Hispanic
n/a
9%
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Black
5%
11%
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White
41%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.580.54
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Graduation Rate
≤10%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
29%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBemidji Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to First City School is Bemidji Area Learning Center (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bemidji Bemidji Area Learning Center Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 53 students
    0.7 miles
    802 Paul Bunyan Dr Nw
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-3299
    0.7 K-12 53
  • Bemidji Bemidji Bylaw Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 8 students
    0.7 miles
    502 Minnesota Ave
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-3477
    0.7 6-12 8
  • Bemidji Central Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 248 students
    0.8 miles
    815 Beltrami Ave
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-3220
    0.8 PK-5 248
  • Bemidji Oshki Manidoo Center Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 8 students
    0.8 miles
    802 Paul Bunyan Dr Nw
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-3478
    0.8 7-12 8
  • Detroit Lakes Voyageurs Exp Chtr-credit Recovery Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.8 miles
    102 1st Street W
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
    (218) 844-5687
    0.8 9-12 n/a

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