302 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Northern Lights Academy serves 13 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Northern Lights Academy 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 <50% (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 <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
13 students
Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
n/a
Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Northern Lights Academy 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 Northern Lights Academy is 0.57, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1065 out of 1789 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Northern Lights Academy, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Northern Lights Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northern Lights Academy 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
14:1
American Indian
15%
2%
Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
n/a
9%
Black
15%
11%
White
62%
66%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score
0.57
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
29%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
8%
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 13 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57

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