Southern Plains Area Learning Cntr.

Southern Plains Area Learning Cntr. serves 42 students in grades 8-12.
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.
Southern Plains Area Learning Cntr. 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 11:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Southern Plains Area Learning Cntr. places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Southern Plains Area Learning Cntr.'s student population of 42 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students42 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

Southern Plains Area Learning Cntr. 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 Southern Plains Area Learning Cntr. is 0.46, 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 Ratio11:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
17%
9%
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Black
10%
11%
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White
71%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.460.54
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Graduation Rate
21-39%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouthern Plains Education Coop. School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Southern Plains Area Learning Cntr. is Fairmont Jr./sr. High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Fairmont Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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