Olson Middle School

  • Olson Middle School serves 822 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Olson Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 32%.
  • Olson Middle School operates within the Bloomington Public School District.

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School Overview

  • Olson Middle School's student population of 822 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students822 students
Olson Middle School Total Students (1988-2016)
Gender %Olson Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
Olson Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeOlson Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Olson Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Olson Middle School is 0.49, which is more 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
60%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
60%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
Olson Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
n/a
2%
Olson Middle School American Indian Students (1998-2013)
Asian
7%
7%
Olson Middle School Asian Students (1990-2016)
Hispanic
8%
9%
Olson Middle School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
11%
10%
Olson Middle School Black Students (1990-2016)
White
70%
68%
Olson Middle School White Students (1990-2016)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Olson Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsOlson Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.490.33
Olson Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
31%
Olson Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
Olson Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Olson Middle School is Bloomington Public School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 511 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Bloomington Public School District's student population of 10,399 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,991 is higher than the state average of $11,015. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,141 is higher than the state average of $11,205. The district spending/student has declined by 16% over four school years.
    School District NameBloomington Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    24
    2
    Number of Students Managed10,399531
    Bloomington Public School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    57%
    60%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    60%
    District Total Revenue$147 MM$6 MM
    District Spending$138 MM$6 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,991$11,015
    District Spending / Student$13,141$11,205
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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