Agamim Classical Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 5300 France Avenue South
       Edina, MN  55410-8888


(952) 856-2531

District: Agamim Classical Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
377th of 869 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,101 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.7
Number of students:  314

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.8%
African American:
22.3%
Asian:
20.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Agamim Classical Academy ranks better than 56.6% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.91. (See more...)
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Compare Details Agamim Classical Academy ranks better than 66.2% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Agamim Classical Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (40.8%), African American (22.3%), Asian (20.1%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Agamim Classical Academy is 15.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Agamim Classical Academy is $13,101.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Agamim Classical Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Agamim Classical Academy 377th of 869 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Agamim Classical Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Agamim Classical Academy 176th of 521 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Agamim Classical Academy in the ranking list.)

Agamim Classical Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Agamim Classical Academy 139th of 432 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Agamim Classical Academy

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2017 47.29 537th 853 37.0%
2018 46.68 538th 847 36.5%
2019 65.30 330th 870 62.1%
2021 59.91 377th 869 56.6%

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

Rank History for Agamim Classical Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2019 51.38 271st 533 49.2%
2021 62.31 176th 521 66.2%

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

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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.8)
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by a teacher
Monday, April 12, 2021

Open Quote - Hostile Executive Leadership
- Retaliation against employees with concerns happens regularly
- There is constant fear that jobs will be terminated due to feedback given to Executive Leadership
- There is no pay scale
- Conversations around pay are ineffective and unwelcome
- There is blatant favoritism, gossip, and belittling
- Professionalism is not a priority
- Board of Directors is ineffective
- Teacher and staffing turnover rate is extremely high
- Teachers and staff are not compensated when asked or required to do extra duties
- Employees that are easily manipulated are hired
- Teachers without licenses and no experience are hired regularly
- Employees are not given consistent support or adequate professional development
- Executive Leadership is "too busy" for students, families, and staff
- The organization is unstable and operates in crisis mode
- This job requires me to do work that feels unethical Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 1, 2021

Open Quote My daughter attended Agamim from grade 1-3. Over this time:

-there was HIGH teacher/staff turnover, including staff leaving mid year due to negative work environment (my daughter’s social worker, possibly the only positive contribution of this school, was one of these),

-there was a need for daily debriefings with my daughter to discuss her bad day (practically EVERY day) she would often mention how the teacher yelled at the class frequently to correct misbehaving, and even threatened to send my daughter to the music room during lunch because she hummed while she ate,

-staff did not call to notify me of a life-threatening issue where my daughter accidentally swallow 2 magnets they resorted to emailing me instead,

-I was not informed when my daughter’s actions required staff intervention, including an EXTREMELY serious instance of which I found out about on my own much later after the fact (they told me “the social worker was supposed to tell you, but then such and such happened...”),

-my daughter’s teacher failed to complete an assessment required for us to have neuropsych testing performed this process should have taken weeks, maybe months at the most, but took close to a year because she did not respond to my many requests to complete this 1 page/1-sided assessment, but only partially completed it when contacted by my daughter’s psychologist.

I could go on, but I will conclude by expressing how happy and RELIEVED I am for my daughter to be freed from that negative Agamim culture! She has taken a drastic turn for the better now that she has supportive staff in her life! Close Quote


by a teacher
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Open Quote This school does not teach to developmental stages. 3 of the grade level teachers left mid-year and four specialists/paras left as well. That should tell you everything. There are major internal breakdowns. Their system believes in public humiliation. Students with other needs are not being taken care of in a professional way. There is no scaffolding here (your child will not be taught at his or her academic level) There is no playground and the toys are locked away...There is no room for creativity or play here. If you love your children, please do not send them here. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Open Quote Very clubby, unfair leadership. Close Quote


by a teacher
Monday, February 10, 2020

Open Quote This is the worst, most clubby leadership I've ever seen. Leadership won't deal with anything that isn't in comfort zone of marketing classical education in the most obnoxious evangelical manner. Student behavior is abhorrent. Five staff members have already left this year. This school has some of the rudest, meanest teachers known to humankind, but leadership is too cowardly to address it. For shame. Avoid this place. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Open Quote Rigorous curriculum- my son is learning significantly more than our experience at a Minneapolis school our daughters went to. The principal is great and has been very involved if we have any issues. The school has a diverse student body which makes it even better. We love it here! Close Quote


by a teacher
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Open Quote This is a very dysfunctional environment with deans who are unqualified for their roles and who lack any semblance of professional maturity. Executive leadership is very opinionated and does not listen to ideas outside of a small pedagogical box. Students at risk are not served here and they are falling further and further behind. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Open Quote My son attends this school and we have been incredibly impressed by the teachers, curriculum/content, and the mission/vision/values. No school is perfect but when I saw this website pop up on google I had to correct the unfair rating it was given that was absolutely not a clear representation of the school and the amazing education they are offering to students of all backgrounds throughout the Twin Cities. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Open Quote Very good teachers and quality of education.
They don't have a big place that includes a ground and lots of space... hence a 4-star Close Quote



Enrollment information for Agamim Classical Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 47 14 6 1 0 0 5 0 73
2017 72 29 30 6 0 0 12 0 149
2018 137 46 54 6 1 0 17 0 261
2019 147 62 62 14 0 0 25 0 310
2020 150 72 58 20 1 0 25 0 326
2021 128 70 63 20 1 0 32 0 314

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 Agamim Classical Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 73 6.0 12.1 13.7
2017 149 11.0 13.5 23.5
2018 261 16.0 16.3 23
2019 310 21.0 14.7 24.2
2020 326 25.0 13.0 25.8
2021 314 20.0 15.7 20.4

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 Agamim Classical Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 73 6.0 12.1 13.7
2017 149 11.0 13.5 23.5
2018 261 16.0 16.3 23
2019 310 21.0 14.7 24.2
2020 326 25.0 13.0 25.8
2021 314 20.0 15.7 20.4

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 Agamim Classical Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,101

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Agamim Classical Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 330th of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 377th of 869 Elementary schools
 5.5%
Ranks 271st of 533 Middle schoolsRanks 176th of 521 Middle schools
 17.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)68.164
 4.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)68.164
 4.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.657.2
 8.4%
3rd Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)53.354
 0.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)53.354
 0.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.648.5
 6.1%
4th Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)71.433.3
 38.1%
   4th Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)71.433.3
 38.1%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.953.8
 10.1%
4th Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)57.132
 25.1%
   4th Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)57.132
 25.1%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.449.3
 6.1%
5th Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)66.737.5
 29.2%
   5th Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)66.737.5
 29.2%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5241.1
 11%
5th Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)79.275
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)79.275
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.859.4
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Agamim Classical Academy)58.350
 8.3%
   5th Grade Science (Agamim Classical Academy)58.350
 8.3%
   5th Grade Science (Minnesota)54.947.9
 7%
6th Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)58.337.5
 20.8%
   6th Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)58.337.5
 20.8%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.537.2
 13.3%
6th Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)62.962.5
 0.4%
   6th Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)62.962.5
 0.4%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.855.1
 7.8%
7th Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)21.437.5
 16.1%
   7th Grade Math (Agamim Classical Academy)21.437.5
 16.1%
   7th Grade Math (Minnesota)52.137.4
 14.7%
7th Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)35.750
 14.3%
   7th Grade Reading (Agamim Classical Academy)35.750
 14.3%
   7th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.548.3
 9.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students310314
 1.3%
African American6270
 12.9%
American Indian01
Asian6263
 1.6%
Hispanic1420
 42.9%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2532
 28%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.2%20.4%
 3.8%




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