Sanford Middle School

  • Sanford Middle School serves 971 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.
  • Sanford Middle School 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Sanford Middle School's student population of 971 students has grown by 23% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 24% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students971 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sanford Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sanford Middle School is 0.73, which is more 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 School Rank (16-17)#1362 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
8%
2%
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
9%
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Black
26%
11%
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White
41%
66%
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.730.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMinneapolis Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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