Northwest Area Learning Center

  • Northwest Area Learning Center serves 24 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (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 <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Northwest Area Learning Center 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Northwest Area Learning Center's student population of 24 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 3 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students24 students
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Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northwest Area Learning Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Northwest Area Learning Center is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. 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#1107 out of 1,784 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
59%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:116:1
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American Indian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
92%
67%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwest Area Learning Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.150.33
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Graduation Rate60-79%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northwest Area Learning Center 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 NameThief River Falls School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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