Twin Cities Academy

  • Twin Cities Academy serves 624 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (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 64% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Twin Cities Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 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 62% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Twin Cities Academy's student population of 624 students has grown by 168% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 137% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students624 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Twin Cities Academy is ranked within the top 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 increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Twin Cities Academy is 0.75, 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)#789 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
9%
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Black
25%
11%
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White
38%
66%
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.750.54
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Graduation Rate≥90%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTwin Cities Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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The staff and administration at Twin Cities Academy truly care about all students and do their best to make school a positive experience for everyone. For a small school, they offer a wide range of courses and have opportunities for every student to succeed, both within and outside of the classroom. The student body is very diverse, and the school feels like a tight-knit community. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Twin Cities Academy to any potential families or employees!
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