Willmar Middle School

209 Willmar Ave Se
Willmar, MN 56201
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Willmar Middle School serves 879 students in grades 6-8.
Willmar Middle 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 37% (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 40% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 879 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Willmar Middle School's student population of 879 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
879 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Willmar Middle 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 Willmar Middle School is 0.67, which is more 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
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1223 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
42%
10%
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Black
16%
12%
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White
36%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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 Willmar Middle School's ranking?
Willmar Middle School is ranked #1223 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Willmar Middle School often compared to?
Willmar Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Maccray East Elementary School, New London-spicer Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Willmar Middle School?
879 students attend Willmar Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Willmar Middle School students are Hispanic, 36% of students are White, 16% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Willmar Middle School?
Willmar Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Willmar Middle School offer ?
Willmar Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Willmar Middle School part of?
Willmar Middle School is part of Willmar Public School District.

School Reviews

2   2/17/2011
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.
- Posted by Administrator - kjnkt

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 879 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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