St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

Summary:

St. Croix Prep Academy Middle is a public charter middle school in Stillwater, Minnesota, serving 375 students in grades 5-8. The school is part of the highly-ranked Stillwater Area Public Schools district and has consistently been one of the top-performing middle schools in the state.

St. Croix Prep Academy Middle stands out for its exceptional academic performance, ranking 2nd out of 529 middle schools in Minnesota in 2022-2023. The school's test scores are significantly higher than the state averages across all subjects and grade levels. While the student population is predominantly White (74.67%), the school has a relatively diverse student body compared to nearby schools, with 11.47% Asian, 5.07% Hispanic, and 3.2% African American students. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 11.47%, which is much lower than the state average.

When compared to other middle schools in the region, Stillwater Middle School and Oak-Land Middle School also have strong academic performance, but St. Croix Prep Academy Middle's consistent top rankings and diverse student population make it a standout institution in the area. While the school's student-teacher ratio of 24.8 is higher than some nearby schools, it is still lower than many charter and virtual schools in the region.


Detail:

Public, Charter 5-8

 4260 Stagecoach Tr N
       Stillwater, MN  55082-1197


(651) 395-5950

District: St. Croix Preparatory Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 535 Minnesota Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,327 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  24.8 Help
Number of students:  375

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.7%
Asian:
11.5%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details St. Croix Prep Academy Middle ranks better than 99.6% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.19. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.7%), Asian (11.5%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle is 24.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle is $10,327.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

St. Croix Prep Academy Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Croix Prep Academy Middle 2nd of 535 Minnesota public middle schools. (See St. Croix Prep Academy Middle in the ranking list.)

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St. Croix Preparatory Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Croix Preparatory Academy 1st of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

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Rank History for all students at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 87.45 17th 454 96.3%
2011 88.61 14th 478 97.1%
2012 85.06 25th 469 94.7%
2013 91.60 13th 488 97.3%
2014 90.76 18th 490 96.3%
2015 96.41 1st 516 99.8%
2016 94.98 4th 508 99.2%
2017 94.91 4th 523 99.2%
2018 95.82 3rd 518 99.4%
2019 96.15 4th 533 99.2%
2021 98.21 1st 521 99.8%
2022 98.40 2nd 520 99.6%
2023 98.19 2nd 529 99.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.87 1st 253 99.6%
2019 98.70 3rd 282 98.9%
2021 93.96 4th 260 98.5%
2022 96.37 4th 288 98.6%
2023 93.37 5th 298 98.3%
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Rank History for Female students at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.53 3rd 436 99.3%
2019 94.24 3rd 439 99.3%
2021 97.12 2nd 443 99.5%
2022 97.19 4th 467 99.1%
2023 96.80 3rd 455 99.3%
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Rank History for Male students at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.94 5th 438 98.9%
2019 96.14 3rd 454 99.3%
2021 97.69 3rd 437 99.3%
2022 98.17 2nd 476 99.6%
2023 98.18 3rd 464 99.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 90.98 12th 110 89.1%
2023 84.02 19th 116 83.6%
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Rank History for White students at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.31 6th 428 98.6%
2019 94.12 5th 428 98.8%
2021 96.10 4th 422 99.1%
2022 96.08 7th 438 98.4%
2023 96.39 5th 436 98.9%
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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.

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St. Croix Prep Academy Middle Test Scores
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Enrollment information for St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
2010 287 4 18 15 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2011 300 4 8 13 0 1 10 0 336
2012 309 3 7 11 0 0 8 0 338
2013 303 4 12 13 0 0 8 0 340
2014 319 3 13 13 1 0 6 0 355
2015 328 4 15 9 1 0 5 0 362
2016 316 4 17 10 0 0 8 0 355
2017 311 6 22 10 0 1 10 0 360
2018 296 7 23 11 0 1 22 0 360
2019 287 12 29 20 1 1 16 0 366
2020 281 11 30 23 0 1 21 0 367
2021 287 11 31 25 0 0 17 0 371
2022 276 12 38 25 0 0 13 0 364
2023 280 12 43 19 0 0 21 0 375

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 St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 0 14.8 n/a n/a
2010 324 17.3 18.6 4.6
2011 336 18.0 18.6 8.3
2012 338 20.8 16.2 11.2
2013 340 20.5 16.5 10.6
2014 355 18.3 19.3 7
2015 362 19.0 19.0 8.3
2016 355 19.0 18.6 7.9
2017 360 19.9 18.0 7.2
2018 360 21.2 16.9 6.9
2019 366 22.9 15.9 6.8
2020 367 19.4 18.8 7.1
2021 371 16.5 22.3 6.2
2022 364 15.2 23.8 5.8
2023 375 15.1 24.8 11.5

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 St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 0 14.8 n/a n/a
2010 324 17.3 18.6 4.6
2011 336 18.0 18.6 8.3
2012 338 20.8 16.2 11.2
2013 340 20.5 16.5 10.6
2014 355 18.3 19.3 7
2015 362 19.0 19.0 8.3
2016 355 19.0 18.6 7.9
2017 360 19.9 18.0 7.2
2018 360 21.2 16.9 6.9
2019 366 22.9 15.9 6.8
2020 367 19.4 18.8 7.1
2021 371 16.5 22.3 6.2
2022 364 15.2 23.8 5.8
2023 375 15.1 24.8 11.5

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,327

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

Impact of COVID-19 on St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4th of 533 Middle schoolsRanks 2nd of 529 Middle schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Math (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)76.177
 0.9%
   5th Grade Math (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)76.177
 0.9%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)91.387.4
 3.9%
   5th Grade Reading (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)91.387.4
 3.9%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)89.187.4
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)89.187.4
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (Minnesota)54.948.4
 6.5%
6th Grade Math (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)73.665.9
 7.7%
   6th Grade Math (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)73.665.9
 7.7%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)82.286.8
 4.6%
   6th Grade Reading (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)82.286.8
 4.6%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.853.4
 9.4%
7th Grade Math (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)77.866.3
 11.5%
   7th Grade Math (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)77.866.3
 11.5%
   7th Grade Math (Minnesota)52.139.7
 12.4%
7th Grade Reading (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)86.780.4
 6.2%
   7th Grade Reading (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)86.780.4
 6.2%
   7th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.545.2
 12.3%
8th Grade Math (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)8878.2
 9.9%
   8th Grade Math (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)8878.2
 9.9%
   8th Grade Math (Minnesota)55.240.3
 14.9%
8th Grade Reading (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)94.686.4
 8.2%
   8th Grade Reading (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)94.686.4
 8.2%
   8th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.744.8
 12.9%
8th Grade Science (St. Croix Prep Academy Middle)8775.9
 11.1%
   8th Grade Science (St. Croix Preparatory Academy)8775.9
 11.1%
   8th Grade Science (Minnesota)4327.6
 15.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students366375
 2.5%
African American1212
American Indian10
 100%
Asian2943
 48.3%
Hispanic2019
 5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White287280
 2.4%
Two or More Races1621
 31.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.8%11.5%
 4.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Croix Prep Academy Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 375 students attended St. Croix Prep Academy Middle.

Students at St. Croix Prep Academy Middle are 75% White, 11% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 3% African American.

Yes! St. Croix Prep Academy Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 535 Minnesota middle schools.


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