Math And Science Academy

Public, Charter 6-12

 8430 Woodbury Crossing
       Woodbury, MN  55125-8888


 (651) 578-7507

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District: Math And Science Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
5th of 492 Minnesota High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.2
Number of students:  512

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.0%
Asian:
19.9%
African American:
11.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 2, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Math And Science Academy ranked better than 97.5% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.88. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Math And Science Academy ranked better than 99% of high schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.54. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (58%), Asian (19.9%), African American (11.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 4.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Math And Science Academy is 16.2. (See more...)
Compare Math And Science Academy employs 31.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Math And Science Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Math And Science Academy 13th of 530 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Math And Science Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Math And Science Academy 5th of 492 Minnesota public high schools. (See Math And Science Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Math And Science Academy 3rd of 452 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Math And Science Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 95.72 2nd 387 99.5%
2005 93.79 1st 396 99.7%
2006 95.09 1st 406 99.8%
2007 89.60 15th 403 96.3%
2008 93.41 5th 409 98.8%
2010 94.74 2nd 454 99.6%
2011 94.01 4th 478 99.2%
2012 93.02 1st 469 99.8%
2013 93.57 6th 488 98.8%
2014 93.27 3rd 490 99.4%
2015 93.71 11th 516 97.9%
2016 94.19 8th 508 98.4%
2017 93.36 10th 523 98.1%
2018 94.65 8th 518 98.5%
2019 92.88 13th 530 97.5%

Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Math And Science Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 93.03 1st 433 99.8%
2005 89.36 1st 452 99.8%
2006 97.51 1st 450 99.8%
2007 98.46 1st 463 99.8%
2008 97.57 1st 460 99.8%
2010 92.32 2nd 540 99.6%
2011 93.58 1st 545 99.8%
2012 91.29 2nd 539 99.6%
2013 94.84 1st 534 99.8%
2014 98.93 1st 483 99.8%
2015 99.01 1st 504 99.8%
2016 98.93 1st 489 99.8%
2017 97.95 1st 489 99.8%
2018 98.35 1st 494 99.8%
2019 96.54 5th 492 99.0%

Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

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by a parent
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Open Quote Math and Science Academy has gone through many phases of growth in the past several years. It now has 400 students. I disagree with the parent that described it as having no curriculum. I haven't seen that at all. I suspect its a disgruntled employee that submitted that review.

What MNMSA brings to a student experience is a great set of peers, excellent high performing teachers and a high rigor in the academic expectations for kids. Also, it has a well functioning board. The school just added a nice new building and has added an Assistant Director. The music program is incomparable. You won't get marching band here - true - but there is a great emphasis on other music opportunities. Also MSA is ranked number 1 in the state in both middle and highschool so i am a little perplexed at why someone would criticize the curriculum when the ranking is well uh not to be improved upon.

Many kids have been leaving at 9-10 grade to go to other schools because of the limited activities (That is the problem with charter schools - they don't get the levy funding - only the state aid and that is a real crying shame that we should all push to solve for these schools as it sets them up for failure) but this year MSA added a basketball team and girls volleyball as well as a speech and debate team. My goal as a parent is to promote a Lacrosse team in the future as well. As more activities are added, the school will retain more high schoolers. Also, others leave because they are doing PSEO in great numbers.

There was some turnover in the math department in the 2014/2015 school year but some of that was do to promotional opportunities. One teacher left to teach college for example. MSA always deserves a first and second look frankly. Its a small school environment with kids having close relationships. I would ask yourself - how many times do the police have to show up at MSA compared to neighboring schools that have to deal with kids fighting in the hallways, bullying, drug busts, and kids that are organizing their cliques around the rich kids vs the poor kids (I hear that about EASTRIDGE all the time).

I'll keep my kids at MSA thank you very much. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Open Quote There is no real curricula for math nor science. Too much of what is taught in math is altered from the real math. Additional intermediary steps are added in by the teachers in an attempt to make up for a lack of actual academic content.

Students are taught that the definition of science includes a consensus amongst those who claim to be scientists. If enough people believe something to be science, then it is science. I read this in a packet given to the students. When I asked the science teacher about the consensus statement, she denied it. I read it to her and she showed fake amazement that such a thing could exist. She eventually admitted to being the one who put this document together.

My main complaint is that math and science are not things to be altered according to the whims of people. It is what it is and must be taught as it is. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Math And Science Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 181 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 181
2001 196 1 12 2 0 n/a n/a 0 211
2002 251 1 14 3 1 n/a n/a 0 270
2003 251 1 14 3 1 n/a n/a 0 270
2004 260 1 15 2 0 n/a n/a 0 278
2005 282 0 20 1 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2006 287 0 15 1 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2007 286 1 23 2 0 n/a n/a 0 312
2008 262 2 41 7 0 n/a n/a 0 312
2009 267 3 49 8 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2010 246 4 61 7 1 n/a n/a 0 319
2011 251 9 81 10 1 1 1 0 354
2012 269 11 86 14 1 1 0 0 382
2013 282 21 90 15 1 0 0 0 409
2014 297 21 84 19 1 2 18 0 442
2015 309 40 88 19 2 0 20 0 478
2016 302 51 96 23 2 0 29 0 503
2017 297 53 109 16 1 n/a 32 0 508
2018 297 60 102 16 1 n/a 36 0 512

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Math And Science Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 181 8.9 20.3 5.0
2001 211 13.3 15.9 2.4
2002 270 17.1 15.8 0.0
2003 270 17.1 15.8 0.0
2004 278 19.1 14.6 1.4
2005 303 17.1 17.7 0.3
2006 303 17.7 17.1 0.3
2007 312 17.7 17.6 0.6
2008 312 18.5 16.9 1.0
2009 327 16.1 20.3 1.2
2010 319 17.4 18.2 1.3
2011 354 20.7 17.0 1.4
2012 382 21.8 17.4 0.8
2013 409 21.8 18.7 1.7
2014 442 27.7 15.9 1.8
2015 478 28.0 17.0 1.9
2016 503 31.0 16.2 3.2
2017 508 32.4 15.6 4.9
2018 512 31.5 16.2 4.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Math And Science Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 181 8.9 20.3 5.0
2001 211 13.3 15.9 2.4
2002 270 17.1 15.8 0.0
2003 270 17.1 15.8 0.0
2004 278 19.1 14.6 1.4
2005 303 17.1 17.7 0.3
2006 303 17.7 17.1 0.3
2007 312 17.7 17.6 0.6
2008 312 18.5 16.9 1.0
2009 327 16.1 20.3 1.2
2010 319 17.4 18.2 1.3
2011 354 20.7 17.0 1.4
2012 382 21.8 17.4 0.8
2013 409 21.8 18.7 1.7
2014 442 27.7 15.9 1.8
2015 478 28.0 17.0 1.9
2016 503 31.0 16.2 3.2
2017 508 32.4 15.6 4.9
2018 512 31.5 16.2 4.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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