Waseca Junior High School

1717 2nd St Nw
Waseca, MN 56093
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Waseca Junior High School serves 290 students in grades 7-8.
Waseca Junior High 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 290 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Waseca Junior High School's student population of 290 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
290 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Waseca Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Waseca Junior High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1227 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
12%
10%
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Black
3%
12%
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White
79%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waseca Junior High School's ranking?
Waseca Junior High School is ranked #1227 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Waseca Junior High School?
290 students attend Waseca Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
79% of Waseca Junior High School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waseca Junior High School?
Waseca Junior High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Waseca Junior High School offer ?
Waseca Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Waseca Junior High School part of?
Waseca Junior High School is part of Waseca Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 290 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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