School Details

Southwest Junior

943 SW 9th Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8700
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-9 628 students 19 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

67%
70%
56%
61%
59%
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
  • Forest Lake Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
66%
59%
58%
58%
54%
44%
49%
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
  • Forest Lake Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southwest Junior is a public middle school in Forest Lake. The principal of Southwest Junior is Marc Peterson and can be contacted at mpeterson@forestlake.k12.mn.us. 628 students go to Southwest Junior and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 25% of the 628 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Southwest Junior is 19:1. North Lakes Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 92%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 1.0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    SWJH is an amazing school! It has wonderful staff that go above and beyond to meet the needs of their students. There are a wide variety of classes for students to choose from for electives--that prepare them for high school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Fabulous principal! Organized passionate and caring teachers. Many Spanish immersion class options which have great student teacher ratios (1 teacher for 25 students). Wonderful pool and swim programs. Great use of technology for communications.

  • (6 years ago)

    The building may be old but the staff admin & teachers are Awesome Excellent Prinicipal! Caring & Talented teachers - They really listen and care about the success of their students.

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