School Details

Sanford Middle School

3524 42nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 668-4900
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 600 students 18 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

36%
38%
57%
48%
41%
59%

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
  • Minneapolis Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
40%
56%
44%
40%
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
  • Minneapolis Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
39%
59%
38%
38%
54%
30%
28%
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
  • Minneapolis Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sanford Middle School is a public middle school in Minneapolis. The principal of Sanford Middle School is Meredith Davis and can be contacted at meredith.davis@mpls.k12.mn.us. 600 students attend Sanford Middle School and are mostly Native American or Native Alaskan; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 65% of the 600 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sanford Middle School is 18:1. MTCS Connections Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 9% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 38%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 16% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My son had done very well without a whole lot of effort throughout Elementary School. Within the first month we could tell Sanford was really pushing kids to pick it up a level or more. Not just homework/busywork but an overall concept of responsibility. They're working to prepare him for college; not just high school. So far Sanford has a been a very good engaging and challenging school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son went to Dowling Elementary and is now in his second year at Sanford. He has many good freinds and is doing very well academically. He likes his teacher's and we like them. This is a wonderful school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Sanford is a great school for my son it offers a great Pre liberal arts program that challenges him everyday. We decided on Sanford because of the PLA program and are so glad that we did. They also have a program called Circle of Discipline that helps kids who need the extra help in getting and staying focused. And we also liked the fact that it prepares them for high school from the 6th grade.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hard working teachers who made my son feel that he was successful even though he was adopted from africa and didn't speak much english. My other child was involved in advanced courses and got into the high school of her choice.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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