New rankings show top-rated and most-improved charter middle schools in Minneapolis

New rankings show top-rated and most-improved charter middle schools in MinneapolisPhoto: Unsplash
Published on August 27, 2019

How do the charter middle schools in Minneapolis stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Aurora Middle School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Minneapolis, rising from a D+ to a C-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 2103 E. 26th St., enrolls 178 students. Niche graded the school a C- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 22% of Aurora Middle School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 17% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 26% in math and 29% in reading.

While some charter middle schools in Minneapolis are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Minnesota International Middle School, with an overall rating of C-.
  • Hiawatha College Prep, with a C- rating overall.
  • Venture Academy, rated C- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Minneapolis schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

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