Sanford Middle School

  • Sanford Middle School serves 898 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 39% (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 49% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

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School Overview

  • Sanford Middle School's student population of 898 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students898 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sanford Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sanford Middle School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. 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#1286 out of 1,784 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
59%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
7%
2%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
9%
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Black
30%
11%
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White
41%
67%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sanford Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.720.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sanford Middle School 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 NameMinneapolis Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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