Arcadia Charter School

Summary:

Arcadia Charter School is a public charter high school located in Northfield, Minnesota, serving grades 6-12 with a total enrollment of 115 students. The school has a strong academic reputation, ranking 4th out of 476 Minnesota high schools in the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Arcadia Charter School consistently outperforms the state average in proficiency rates for MCA-III assessments in Math, Reading, and Science across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school had 68.75% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in Math, compared to the state average of 36.02%, and 82.35% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in Reading, compared to the state average of 51.74%. Arcadia Charter School's proficiency rates in Science are also significantly higher than the state average, with 71.43% of students proficient or better in the End of Course assessment, compared to the state average of 41.81%. The school has maintained high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 87.5% to 100% over the past five years, and exceptionally low dropout rates, with a 0% dropout rate in several recent school years.

However, Arcadia Charter School has a predominantly white student population, with 80.87% of students identifying as white in the 2022-2023 school year, which is notably different from nearby schools like Faribault Senior High, which has a more diverse student body. Additionally, Arcadia Charter School has a lower percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (26.09% in 2022-2023) compared to nearby schools like Faribault Area Learning Center (61.06%) and Discovery Public School - Faribault (83.67%), suggesting it may serve a more affluent student population. Despite these differences, Arcadia Charter School's academic performance and graduation rates are notably higher than those of nearby schools, indicating it may be providing a higher-quality educational experience and better preparing its students for success after high school.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-12

 1719 Cannon Rd
       Northfield, MN  55057-8888


(507) 663-8806

District: Arcadia Charter School

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 478 Minnesota High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,389 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  115

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.9%
Hispanic:
10.4%
Two or more races:
4.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.1% Help


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Compare Details Arcadia Charter School ranks better than 67.1% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.73. (See more...)
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Compare Details Arcadia Charter School ranks better than 99.2% of high schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.46. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Arcadia Charter School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.9%), Hispanic (10.4%), two or more races (4.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arcadia Charter School is 10.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arcadia Charter School is $17,389.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Arcadia Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Arcadia Charter School 176th of 535 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Arcadia Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Arcadia Charter School 4th of 478 Minnesota public high schools. (See Arcadia Charter School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Arcadia Charter School 41st of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arcadia Charter School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Arcadia Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 62.15 177th 387 54.3%
2005 31.44 323rd 396 18.4%
2007 34.63 317th 403 21.3%
2008 44.25 275th 409 32.8%
2010 65.93 156th 454 65.6%
2011 66.32 139th 478 70.9%
2012 42.50 321st 469 31.6%
2013 52.94 241st 488 50.6%
2014 50.45 259th 490 47.1%
2015 61.50 192nd 516 62.8%
2016 72.32 122nd 508 76.0%
2017 82.19 62nd 523 88.1%
2018 83.36 48th 518 90.7%
2019 81.01 67th 533 87.4%
2022 73.54 105th 520 79.8%
2023 62.73 176th 529 66.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Arcadia Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.83 41st 436 90.6%
2019 56.08 199th 439 54.7%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Arcadia Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.02 128th 438 70.8%
2022 68.47 122nd 476 74.4%
2023 52.68 212th 464 54.3%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Arcadia Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.03 38th 428 91.1%
2019 68.15 113th 428 73.6%
2022 61.30 139th 438 68.3%
2023 58.78 162nd 436 62.8%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Arcadia Charter School

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Rank History for all high school students at Arcadia Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 67.94 203rd 452 55.1%
2006 83.92 56th 450 87.6%
2007 37.96 338th 463 27.0%
2008 35.04 350th 460 23.9%
2010 59.14 266th 540 50.7%
2011 76.68 89th 545 83.7%
2012 64.74 223rd 539 58.6%
2013 78.96 65th 534 87.8%
2014 72.42 127th 483 73.7%
2015 73.61 124th 504 75.4%
2016 68.32 161st 489 67.1%
2017 68.23 172nd 489 64.8%
2018 69.99 157th 494 68.2%
2019 63.93 195th 492 60.4%
2022 88.45 24th 472 94.9%
2023 98.46 4th 476 99.2%
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Rank History for high school White students at Arcadia Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.33 181st 414 56.3%
2022 90.87 16th 401 96.0%
2023 97.25 7th 398 98.2%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Arcadia Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 107 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 108
2005 87 3 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 93
2006 98 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 103
2007 122 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 125
2008 112 2 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 120
2009 107 0 4 6 1 n/a n/a 0 118
2010 110 1 4 9 1 n/a n/a 0 125
2011 107 2 1 5 0 0 5 0 120
2012 104 1 3 5 0 0 6 0 119
2013 112 0 4 6 0 0 4 0 126
2014 105 0 4 7 0 0 5 0 121
2015 110 3 4 9 0 0 0 0 126
2016 109 2 4 9 0 0 2 0 126
2017 110 3 2 6 0 0 3 0 124
2018 105 1 1 6 0 0 4 0 117
2019 103 2 1 5 1 0 4 0 116
2020 99 1 0 4 1 0 4 0 109
2021 92 2 1 8 0 0 5 0 108
2022 104 1 3 13 0 0 6 0 127
2023 93 2 3 12 0 0 5 0 115

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

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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 Arcadia Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 108 9.5 11.4 3.7
2005 93 8.0 11.6 7.5
2006 103 7.6 13.6 4.9
2007 125 7.8 16.0 17.6
2008 120 10.3 11.7 24.2
2009 118 11.3 10.4 23.7
2010 125 11.3 11.0 31.2
2011 120 11.5 10.4 24.2
2012 119 11.3 10.5 28.6
2013 126 11.3 11.0 27.8
2014 121 11.5 10.4 26.4
2015 126 12.0 10.5 23
2016 126 12.0 10.5 23
2017 124 11.2 10.9 16.1
2018 117 15.2 7.6 17.1
2019 116 14.2 8.1 9.5
2020 109 7.7 14.1 12.8
2021 108 9.1 11.8 14.8
2022 127 9.5 13.2 20.5
2023 115 10.6 10.8 26.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Arcadia Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 108 9.5 11.4 3.7
2005 93 8.0 11.6 7.5
2006 103 7.6 13.6 4.9
2007 125 7.8 16.0 17.6
2008 120 10.3 11.7 24.2
2009 118 11.3 10.4 23.7
2010 125 11.3 11.0 31.2
2011 120 11.5 10.4 24.2
2012 119 11.3 10.5 28.6
2013 126 11.3 11.0 27.8
2014 121 11.5 10.4 26.4
2015 126 12.0 10.5 23
2016 126 12.0 10.5 23
2017 124 11.2 10.9 16.1
2018 117 15.2 7.6 17.1
2019 116 14.2 8.1 9.5
2020 109 7.7 14.1 12.8
2021 108 9.1 11.8 14.8
2022 127 9.5 13.2 20.5
2023 115 10.6 10.8 26.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Arcadia Charter School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $17,389

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Arcadia Charter School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 67th of 533 Middle schoolsRanks 176th of 529 Middle schools
 20.7%
Ranks 195th of 492 High schoolsRanks 4th of 476 High schools
 38.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Arcadia Charter School)54.630
 24.6%
   6th Grade Math (Arcadia Charter School)54.630
 24.6%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (Arcadia Charter School)72.740
 32.7%
   6th Grade Reading (Arcadia Charter School)72.740
 32.7%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.853.4
 9.4%
7th Grade Math (Arcadia Charter School)82.440
 42.4%
   7th Grade Math (Arcadia Charter School)82.440
 42.4%
   7th Grade Math (Minnesota)52.139.7
 12.4%
7th Grade Reading (Arcadia Charter School)81.353.3
 27.9%
   7th Grade Reading (Arcadia Charter School)81.353.3
 27.9%
   7th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.545.2
 12.3%
8th Grade Math (Arcadia Charter School)52.433.3
 19.1%
   8th Grade Math (Arcadia Charter School)52.433.3
 19.1%
   8th Grade Math (Minnesota)55.240.3
 14.9%
8th Grade Reading (Arcadia Charter School)8147.4
 33.6%
   8th Grade Reading (Arcadia Charter School)8147.4
 33.6%
   8th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.744.8
 12.9%
8th Grade Science (Arcadia Charter School)52.441.2
 11.2%
   8th Grade Science (Arcadia Charter School)52.441.2
 11.2%
   8th Grade Science (Minnesota)4327.6
 15.4%
10th Grade Reading (Arcadia Charter School)5082.4
 32.4%
   10th Grade Reading (Arcadia Charter School)5082.4
 32.4%
   10th Grade Reading (Minnesota)60.451.7
 8.7%
11th Grade Math (Arcadia Charter School)53.368.8
 15.4%
   11th Grade Math (Arcadia Charter School)53.368.8
 15.4%
   11th Grade Math (Minnesota)4536
 9%
End of Course Science (Arcadia Charter School)5071.4
 21.4%
   End of Course Science (Arcadia Charter School)5071.4
 21.4%
   End of Course Science (Minnesota)54.441.8
 12.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students116115
 0.9%
African American22
American Indian10
 100%
Asian13
 200%
Hispanic512
 140%
Pacific Islander00
White10393
 9.7%
Two or More Races45
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.5%26.1%
 16.6%


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Students at Arcadia Charter School are 81% White, 10% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% African American.

Yes! Arcadia Charter School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 4th of 478 Minnesota high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 115 students attended Arcadia Charter School.


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