Nova Classical Academy Upper School

Public, Charter, Alternative 6-12

 1455 Victoria Way
       Saint Paul, MN  55102-8888


 (651) 209-6320

 School Website

District: Nova Classical Academy


Student/teacher ratio:  14.9
Number of students:  462

Racial breakdown:
White:
78.8%
Asian:
6.3%
African American:
5.4%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Nova Classical Academy Upper School ranked better than 99.6% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.96. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Nova Classical Academy Upper School ranked better than 99.4% of high schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.46. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.8%), Asian (6.3%), African American (5.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 11% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Nova Classical Academy Upper School is 14.9. (See more...)
Compare Nova Classical Academy Upper School employs 31 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Nova Classical Academy Upper School:

SchoolDigger ranks Nova Classical Academy Upper School 2nd of 518 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Nova Classical Academy Upper School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Nova Classical Academy Upper School 3rd of 494 Minnesota public high schools. (See Nova Classical Academy Upper School in the ranking list.)

Nova Classical Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Nova Classical Academy 6th of 440 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Nova Classical Academy Upper School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 94.38 2nd 478 99.6%
2012 89.64 7th 469 98.5%
2013 81.24 61st 488 87.5%
2014 85.83 33rd 490 93.3%
2015 83.90 42nd 516 91.9%
2016 96.94 2nd 508 99.6%
2017 96.21 2nd 523 99.6%
2018 96.96 2nd 518 99.6%

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

Rank History for Nova Classical Academy Upper School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 80.72 54th 545 90.1%
2012 90.30 3rd 539 99.4%
2013 93.64 3rd 534 99.4%
2014 93.55 9th 483 98.1%
2015 98.12 2nd 504 99.6%
2016 94.80 5th 489 99.0%
2017 97.75 2nd 489 99.6%
2018 96.46 3rd 494 99.4%

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
Friday, September 2, 2016

Open Quote We've been at Nova several years. The test scores are great because: 1.) Getting good test scores drives decisions about curriculum and teaching, and 2.) Kids who aren't good test takers tend Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Open Quote After seven years we removing our children from NOVA.  The school's new administration and school board have abandoned the school's original charter as a classical school.  Before sending your children to NOVA please ask for a tour and ask the administration and faculty questions.  Lots of questions.  Ask why in this year alone (2016) why 111 students or 12.4% of the students decided to leave NOVA as compared to 21 or 2.5% students who left NOVA in 2013. As of Feb 17th, 2016, there are another 18 requests for transcripts indicating parents preparing to move their children for next year.  Ask why the parents of 28 students entering NOVA's middle school this year (after sending their children to NOVA for seven years (K-6)) decided to leave NOVA.  Ask why 40% of NOVA's students entering NOVA's high school this year left for another high school.  Ask why there are 165 fewer applications this year when the number of applicants has always increased year-after-year from the inception of the school.  Ask if the school has or will adopt the Saint Paul School District's gender inclusion program allowing boys to share bathrooms with girls.  Ask if teachers will read the book My Princess Boy, Jacob's New Dress or any other book about boys wanting to be girls to children in Kindergarten through fifth grade.
Ask if the school will notify parents if teachers will be presenting gender confusing books to students and if the lower school principal will again send an email providing less than one business day before presenting the materials.  Ask if they will again not provide opt-out instructions to parents and if they will include language in their notification indicating NOVA is required by law when the law does not require children in K-5 to be presented with gender confusing materials. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Nova Classical Academy Upper School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 1 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 1
2011 175 10 22 6 0 0 5 0 218
2012 202 7 15 14 0 0 15 0 253
2013 294 15 22 15 0 0 28 0 374
2014 331 17 21 17 2 0 27 0 415
2015 350 25 24 19 0 0 20 0 438
2016 364 25 29 20 2 0 22 0 462

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 Nova Classical Academy Upper School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 1 11.0 0.0 0.0
2011 218 14.9 14.5 11.9
2012 253 22.3 11.2 13.4
2013 374 28.9 12.9 12.6
2014 415 32.0 12.9 12.3
2015 438 36.0 12.1 14.2
2016 462 31.0 14.9 11.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Nova Classical Academy Upper School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 1 11.0 0.0 0.0
2011 218 14.9 14.5 11.9
2012 253 22.3 11.2 13.4
2013 374 28.9 12.9 12.6
2014 415 32.0 12.9 12.3
2015 438 36.0 12.1 14.2
2016 462 31.0 14.9 11.0

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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