230 Labree Ave S
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Northwest Area Learning Center serves 26 students in grades 9-12.
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 60%) for the 2015-16 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 26 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50% in MN)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Northwest Area Learning Center's student population of 26 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 1 teachers has declined by 66% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
26 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Northwest Area Learning Center is 0.29, 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
56%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(15-16)
<50%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Northwest Area Learning Center 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
14:1
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American Indian
4%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
n/a
10%
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Black
4%
12%
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White
84%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Graduation Rate
<50%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
26%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Northwest Area Learning Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
6%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 56% MN state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 60% MN state average).

What is the graduation rate of Northwest Area Learning Center?

The graduation rate of Northwest Area Learning Center is 50%, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 84%.

How many students attend Northwest Area Learning Center?

26 students attend Northwest Area Learning Center.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

84% of Northwest Area Learning Center students are White, 8% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are American Indian, and 4% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Northwest Area Learning Center?

Northwest Area Learning Center has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.

What grades does Northwest Area Learning Center offer ?

Northwest Area Learning Center offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 26 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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