School Details

South Junior High School

1120 15th Ave South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 251-1322
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 822 students 19 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

62%
50%
57%
61%
53%
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
  • St. Cloud Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
47%
56%
57%
49%
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
  • St. Cloud Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
57%
59%
54%
48%
54%
37%
34%
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
  • St. Cloud Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Junior High School is a public middle school in Saint Cloud. The principal of South Junior High School is Eric Williams. 822 students go to South Junior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 38% of the 822 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Junior High School is 19:1. St Cloud Area Learning Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 68%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is excellent because I really enjoy the teachers and how the express the way they teach their students (including me)

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm an 8th grader at south and I love it here I also went to school here last year to I learnd a lot and this year I'm learning a lot to. I love my teachers and they really do want to help you... Anybody that says this is a bad school doesn't know what there talking about because it's a really good school. I am sad to leave south but happy to be moving on to tech.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think any parent you dislikes South Junior High school must have a very spoiled child. Because I loved it when I was there 3 years ago. It's amazing. The teachers work so very hard to make certain all the students learn the material. They are almost always there to help and answer questions. The kids are also very good kids. I never once remembered seeing or even hearing of any substance abuse while attending school there. North Junior High is where that usually occurred. When choosing a junior high school I think all parents need to keep in mind that teenagers are going to be teenagers no matter where you go and they should just teach their kids to learn to accept it. It's the child's choice to make responsible decisions and choices.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a student at South on team 2 and its my first year. I love it so much! The teahers are fun and the studens are welcomming to everyone! I've made so many new friends this year and its just great! I know some people that say that the students in South have problems with drinking and drugs but we dont at all. I havent meet anyone that does everybody that i know is majorly aginsed it.

  • (9 years ago)

    this year was my first year going to south and I felt welcome alot of times by the school staff. at the beginning of the school year I was in football and had lots of fun in it. then I joined student council. at shool we have had school partys and the talent show which I helped in all the other students liked the partys and asked me if we can have more. And all the students liked the talent show. this year so far I have had fun and learned many thing and the teachers are easy to learn from. so I say bring your kid here he/she will have lots of fun and will have friends just like them here. sincearly student counsil rep. team one

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