401 Centennial Lane
Staples, MN 56479
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Motley-staples Middle School serves 301 students in grades 5-8.
Motley-staples Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 36% (majority Black).

School Overview

Motley-staples Middle School's student population of 301 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 32% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
301 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Motley-staples Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,789 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Motley-staples Middle School is 0.27, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1336 out of 1789 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
56%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
59%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
4%
2%
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
3%
10%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
85%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 301 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.27

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