Pine River-backus Area Learning Center

  • Pine River-backus Area Learning Center serves 49 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (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 <50% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Pine River-backus 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

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Pine River-backus Area Learning Center places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • Pine River-backus Area Learning Center's student population of 49 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students49 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pine River-backus Area Learning Center 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 Pine River-backus Area Learning Center is 0.15, 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#1104 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
4%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
n/a
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
92%
66%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.150.54
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Graduation Rate40-59%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePine River-Backus School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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