Twin Cities Academy

Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Twin Cities Academy serves 624 students in grades 6-12.
Twin Cities Academy 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (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 56% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 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% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Twin Cities Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Twin Cities Academy's student population of 624 students has grown by 149% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 123% 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 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 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 Testing Rank
#1225 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
60%
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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
17%
9%
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Black
25%
11%
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White
38%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.750.54
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Twin Cities Academy is City Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is American Indian Magnet School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Step Academy Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Paul Step Academy Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 151 students
    0.0 miles
    835 5th St E
    Saint Paul, MN 55106
    (651) 289-6120
    0 K-6 151
  • Saint Paul Daytons Bluff Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 288 students
    0.4 miles
    262 Bates Ave
    Saint Paul, MN 55106
    (651) 293-8915
    0.4 PK-5 288
  • Saint Paul Early Education Daytons Bluff Special Education School
    Grades: PK
    0.4 miles
    262 Bates Ave
    Saint Paul, MN 55106
    (651) 293-8915
    0.4 PK n/a
  • Saint Paul American Indian Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 13% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 644 students
    0.5 miles
    1075 3rd St E
    Saint Paul, MN 55106
    (651) 778-3100
    0.5 PK-8 644
  • Saint Paul Hope Community Academy Charter School
    Math: 34% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 536 students
    0.5 miles
    720 Payne Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 796-4500
    0.5 K-8 536

School Reviews

5  
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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