Southwest Junior High School

  • Southwest Junior High School serves 640 students in grades 7-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (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.
  • Southwest Junior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Southwest Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • Southwest Junior High School's student population of 640 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 34% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students640 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwest Junior High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Southwest Junior High School is 0.26, 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#241 out of 1793 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:116:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
2%
11%
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White
86%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.260.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameForest Lake Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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