Olson Middle

Public 6-8

 4551 W 102nd St
       Bloomington, MN  55437-2698


 (952) 806-8600

District: Bloomington Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
113th of 518 Minnesota Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.5
Number of students:  841

Racial breakdown:
White:
69.1%
African American:
9.5%
Hispanic:
7.5%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.2%

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


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Compare Details In 2018, Olson Middle ranked better than 78.2% of middle schools in Minnesota. It also ranked first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Bloomington Public School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.88. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Olson Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Bloomington Public School District. Racial makeup is: White (69.1%), African American (9.5%), Hispanic (7.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Bloomington Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Olson Middle is 15.5, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Bloomington Public School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Olson Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Olson Middle 113th of 518 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Olson Middle in the ranking list.)

Bloomington Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bloomington Public School District 257th of 440 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Olson Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.60 21st 387 94.6%
2005 75.72 92nd 396 76.8%
2006 78.68 55th 406 86.5%
2007 89.42 16th 403 96.0%
2008 88.41 17th 409 95.8%
2009 85.38 12th 230 94.8%
2010 83.59 36th 454 92.1%
2011 80.18 59th 478 87.7%
2012 75.38 81st 469 82.7%
2013 84.43 38th 488 92.2%
2014 77.10 77th 490 84.3%
2015 80.12 68th 516 86.8%
2016 79.91 67th 508 86.8%
2017 74.06 117th 523 77.6%
2018 73.88 113th 518 78.2%

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

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by a parent
Monday, May 31, 2010

Open Quote Olson claimed they wanted to help my first son. But I believe they just wanted to label him as a special needs person to follow him through high school. They did not help him in any way but to make him feel stupid. Olson beleived the file sent by Poplar Bridge where they tried to label him as ADHD. I had him tested by 2 psychartrists and 2 physchiologists and none of them said he was ADHD but that he was a very energitict child. I stated that he needed to be challange acadmically because he did not know what to do with himself when he was finished with the work or knew the material. Nothing was done about this at Poplar Bridge or Olson. Both schools made him feel stupid by their actions. He is now in high school and is pulling A's and B's. He has even received a Jaguar Pride award and was nominated by his English teacher for this award. MY SON IS NOT STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My other son is at Olson and was busting his behind to pull A's. He set a goal to get into honors math and finally Ms. Ogren recognized his ability and promoted him to Honors. He is very pleased about this accomplishment. He also needs to be challanged acadimically as he has the same problem as my other son. Olson does not treated him as stupid. However he is not recognized for his efforts. During the first quarter of sixth grade he pulled straight A's. Olson did not recognize him for the "breakfast". I was told that a teacher had to nominate him. Well he is no longer working as hard because he knows as well as I do he will never be nominated. I know this because they know his brother and equate him with his brother. Another reason I know this is because this is all political. I refuse to "brown nose" and am not rich. Because of these reasons my youngest son will never be recognized. Also by not acknowledge him in front of his peers he is OK with pulling B's. THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY YOUNGEST SON BELIEVE HE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH JUST LIKE HIS DAD MAKES HIM BELIEVE HE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Olson Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1552 20 71 12 2 n/a n/a 0 1657
1989 1518 17 85 10 2 n/a n/a 0 1632
1990 1500 28 84 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1622
1991 1478 50 93 7 5 n/a n/a 0 1633
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1459 1454
1994 1303 81 115 13 2 n/a n/a 0 1514
1995 1313 63 133 24 4 n/a n/a 0 1537
1996 1313 63 133 24 4 n/a n/a 0 1537
1997 1335 73 133 20 6 n/a n/a 0 1567
1998 1322 78 126 22 12 n/a n/a 0 1560
1999 1297 99 113 26 11 n/a n/a 0 1546
2000 1203 91 113 31 13 n/a n/a 0 1451
2001 1252 108 123 33 18 n/a n/a 0 1534
2002 723 55 62 34 3 n/a n/a 0 877
2003 723 55 62 34 3 n/a n/a 0 877
2004 744 60 66 39 1 n/a n/a 0 910
2005 692 46 64 47 0 n/a n/a 0 849
2006 644 57 60 53 2 n/a n/a 0 816
2007 603 70 57 52 4 n/a n/a 0 786
2008 584 64 53 40 3 n/a n/a 0 744
2009 565 78 62 34 6 n/a n/a 0 745
2010 534 95 67 29 1 n/a n/a 0 726
2011 573 106 84 40 3 0 13 0 819
2012 583 113 91 57 6 0 17 0 867
2013 596 101 92 51 6 0 19 0 865
2014 609 103 84 52 3 0 19 0 870
2015 607 100 73 61 1 1 25 0 868
2016 571 88 58 63 2 3 37 0 822
2017 581 80 61 63 2 2 52 0 841

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 Olson Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1657 69.7 23.7 5.8
1989 1632 86.9 18.7 0.0
1990 1622 92.3 17.5 5.5
1991 1633 91.6 17.8 6.4
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1993 1454 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 1514 74.2 20.4 8.9
1995 1537 80.6 19.1 8.1
1996 1537 80.6 19.1 8.1
1997 1567 87.7 17.9 9.0
1998 1560 n/a 0.0 9.6
1999 1546 100.9 15.3 8.8
2000 1451 86.9 16.7 14.7
2001 1534 88.8 17.3 18.5
2002 877 52.7 16.6 13.2
2003 877 52.7 16.6 13.2
2004 910 48.4 18.8 16.7
2005 849 51.3 16.5 18.5
2006 816 49.2 16.6 19.7
2007 786 50.2 15.7 18.1
2008 744 51.7 14.4 17.1
2009 745 50.1 14.9 17.4
2010 726 51.0 14.2 22.2
2011 819 57.8 14.1 25.5
2012 867 50.5 17.1 26.1
2013 865 53.0 16.3 23.2
2014 870 53.0 16.4 24.0
2015 868 49.0 17.7 24.7
2016 822 49.0 16.7 21.4
2017 841 54.0 15.5 21.2

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 Olson Middle

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1657 69.7 23.7 5.8
1989 1632 86.9 18.7 0.0
1990 1622 92.3 17.5 5.5
1991 1633 91.6 17.8 6.4
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1993 1454 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 1514 74.2 20.4 8.9
1995 1537 80.6 19.1 8.1
1996 1537 80.6 19.1 8.1
1997 1567 87.7 17.9 9.0
1998 1560 n/a 0.0 9.6
1999 1546 100.9 15.3 8.8
2000 1451 86.9 16.7 14.7
2001 1534 88.8 17.3 18.5
2002 877 52.7 16.6 13.2
2003 877 52.7 16.6 13.2
2004 910 48.4 18.8 16.7
2005 849 51.3 16.5 18.5
2006 816 49.2 16.6 19.7
2007 786 50.2 15.7 18.1
2008 744 51.7 14.4 17.1
2009 745 50.1 14.9 17.4
2010 726 51.0 14.2 22.2
2011 819 57.8 14.1 25.5
2012 867 50.5 17.1 26.1
2013 865 53.0 16.3 23.2
2014 870 53.0 16.4 24.0
2015 868 49.0 17.7 24.7
2016 822 49.0 16.7 21.4
2017 841 54.0 15.5 21.2

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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