Willmar Middle School

  • Willmar Middle School serves 964 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (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 49% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Willmar Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Willmar Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • Willmar Middle School's student population of 964 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students964 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Willmar Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Willmar Middle School 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 Willmar Middle School is 0.67, 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#1073 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
35%
9%
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Black
18%
11%
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White
43%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.670.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWillmar Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Willmar Kennedy Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 751 students
    0.6 miles
    824 7th St Sw
    Willmar, MN 56201
    (320) 214-6688
    0.6 PK-5 751
  • Willmar Lakeview School Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 4 students
    0.6 miles
    611 5th St Sw
    Willmar, MN 56201
    (320) 214-6692
    0.6 K-12 4
  • Willmar Willmar Area Learning Center Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 140 students
    0.8 miles
    512 8th St Sw
    Willmar, MN 56201
    (320) 214-6692
    0.8 7-12 140
  • Willmar Jefferson Learning Center Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 30 students
    0.9 miles
    1234 Kandiyohi Ave Sw
    Willmar, MN 56201
    (320) 231-8490
    0.9 PK 30
  • Willmar Willmar Voluntary Pre-k
    Grades: PK | 101 students
    0.9 miles
    1234 Kandiyohi Ave Sw
    Willmar, MN 56201
    (320) 231-8490
    0.9 PK 101

School Reviews

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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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