Willmar Middle School

  • Willmar Middle School serves 979 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 59% (which is equal to the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

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School Overview

  • Willmar Middle School's student population of 979 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students979 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Willmar Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Willmar Middle School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#980 out of 1,784 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
59%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Willmar Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Willmar Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Willmar Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Willmar Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
34%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Willmar Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
17%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Willmar Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
46%
67%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Willmar Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Willmar Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Willmar Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.650.53
This chart display the diversity score of Willmar Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Willmar Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Willmar Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWILLMAR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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Academics are average at best. Most teachers teach basic level and no special academic programming to stretch or support gifted students. Parents are not encouraged to be involved. Most teachers hand out grades and don't seem to communicate much feedback on work to assist in learning process. Facilities are outdated but that is a budgetary issue. Guidance counseling is negative, unhelpful and even demeaning to students when seeking assistance and when addressing issues. This may be at the core of many problems at this school. Spoke with several parents after conferences last evening and encouraged them to contact administration regarding their feedback and experiences. Also encouraged them to write reviews.
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