Northern Lights Community School

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Northern Lights Community School serves 103 students in grades 6-12.
Northern Lights Community 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (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 30-39% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Northern Lights Community School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Northern Lights Community School's student population of 103 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

Northern Lights Community 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 Northern Lights Community School is 0.31, 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 Testing Rank
#1658 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:116:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
82%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.310.54
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Graduation Rate
60-79%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorthern Lights Community 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 Northern Lights Community School is Itaskin Education Center (12.8 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Rapids Itaskin Education Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 44 students
    12.8 miles
    1880 River Rd
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 322-4129
    12.8 K-12 44
  • Grand Rapids Infinity:minnesota Digital Academy
    Grades: 9-12
    13.0 miles
    1851 E Us Hwy 169, 123 Media C
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (800) 624-4072
    13 9-12 n/a
  • Coleraine Vandyke Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-4 | 453 students
    13.1 miles
    300 Cole Ave
    Coleraine, MN 55722
    (218) 245-2510
    13.1 PK-4 453
  • Coleraine Greenway Senior High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 300 students
    13.2 miles
    308 Roosevelt Ave
    Coleraine, MN 55722
    (218) 245-1287
    13.2 9-12 300
  • Marble Marble Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 31 students
    13.3 miles
    201 Kate St
    Marble, MN 55764
    (218) 247-7306
    13.3 PK 31

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