School Details

Discovery Junior High School

510 North McKay Ave, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-7900
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 903 students 15 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

78%
78%
56%
64%
64%
54%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alexandria Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
59%
63%
63%
54%
52%
52%
44%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Alexandria Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Discovery Junior High School is a public middle school in Alexandria. The principal of Discovery Junior High School is Matt Aker, who can be contacted at maker@alexandria.k12.mn.us. 903 students attend Discovery Junior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 903 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Discovery Junior High School is 15:1. Runestone Middle ALC (Alex) is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers clean premises emphasis on learning while having fun doing so along with appreciation of friendships mutual respect community service diversity and challenging one's self.

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