Prairie Wind Middle School

  • Prairie Wind Middle School serves 449 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
  • Prairie Wind Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Prairie Wind Middle School's student population of 449 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Prairie Wind Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Prairie Wind Middle School is 0.35, 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#449 out of 1793 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
9%
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Black
2%
11%
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White
80%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.350.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePerham-Dent Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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