Prairie Winds Middle School

Public 6-8

 1200 Prairie Winds Dr
       Mankato, MN  56001-8888


(507) 345-6625

District: Mankato Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
251st of 533 Minnesota Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,184 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.7
Number of students:  1,094

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.1%
African American:
14.4%
Hispanic:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Prairie Winds Middle School ranks better than 52.9% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.1%), African American (14.4%), Hispanic (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Prairie Winds Middle School is 18.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Prairie Winds Middle School is $11,184.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Prairie Winds Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Prairie Winds Middle School 251st of 533 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Prairie Winds Middle School in the ranking list.)

Mankato Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Mankato Public School District 138th of 457 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Prairie Winds Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.04 164th 387 57.6%
2005 51.04 244th 396 38.4%
2006 62.55 163rd 406 59.9%
2007 73.43 79th 403 80.4%
2008 72.08 97th 409 76.3%
2009 65.10 79th 230 65.7%
2010 61.13 183rd 454 59.7%
2011 58.82 198th 478 58.6%
2012 49.70 280th 469 40.3%
2013 59.26 193rd 488 60.5%
2014 65.96 156th 490 68.2%
2015 64.33 176th 516 65.9%
2016 58.94 207th 508 59.3%
2017 61.53 208th 523 60.2%
2018 53.19 270th 518 47.9%
2019 54.08 251st 533 52.9%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Open Quote This is a beautiful school with vast resources however its administration is incompetent and they do not have the skill sets required to fix the multitude of problems at this school that includes bullying and fighting. It seems the students run this school while the staff run around like chickens with their heads cut off, so it speak. The kids who really need help don't get it. It might be time for this district to rethink the administration at this school especially given the low test scores, low amount of success, and large amount of chaos and violence. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 12, 2018

Open Quote Poor excuse of teacher who cant handle a child with disability and when nurse sent child home due because being "sick" and dont want to deal with the child after telling them they are fine, they send a letter saying their absences are unacceptable. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Open Quote This school make me sick of the bulling that goes on and I think the teachers and any other adult there needs to do a better job when concern parents makes a complant!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Prairie Winds Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 369 1 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1989 421 2 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1990 483 2 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1991 488 0 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 498
1992 491 2 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 502
1993 495 1 9 6 2 n/a n/a 0 513
1994 535 4 20 7 3 n/a n/a 0 569
1995 475 3 24 17 2 n/a n/a 0 521
1996 475 3 24 17 2 n/a n/a 0 521
1997 498 6 18 18 1 n/a n/a 0 541
1998 492 13 21 13 0 n/a n/a 0 539
1999 464 8 20 15 1 n/a n/a 0 508
2000 420 24 10 16 0 n/a n/a 0 470
2001 442 26 16 13 3 n/a n/a 0 500
2002 450 32 21 14 0 n/a n/a 0 517
2003 450 32 21 14 0 n/a n/a 0 517
2004 419 35 16 17 1 n/a n/a 0 488
2005 405 35 16 20 3 n/a n/a 0 479
2006 384 38 16 27 2 n/a n/a 0 467
2007 374 43 23 29 1 n/a n/a 0 470
2008 380 44 21 26 1 n/a n/a 0 472
2009 355 48 28 19 4 n/a n/a 0 454
2010 335 64 16 30 5 n/a n/a 0 450
2011 364 56 12 27 6 0 3 0 468
2012 384 75 11 31 2 0 3 0 506
2013 396 73 11 26 2 1 7 0 516
2014 399 77 12 27 4 1 4 0 524
2015 407 86 13 35 6 1 8 0 556
2016 393 82 19 32 6 1 10 0 543
2017 664 142 25 63 3 0 25 0 922
2018 695 127 23 72 1 0 44 0 962
2019 717 128 22 85 5 1 52 0 1010
2020 756 158 16 87 3 3 71 0 1094

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 Prairie Winds Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 382 22.2 17.2 25.1
1989 431 24.2 17.8 20.2
1990 493 26.9 18.3 18.3
1991 498 24.1 20.6 14.5
1992 502 23.3 21.5 20.7
1993 513 24.8 20.7 22.2
1994 569 24.8 22.9 21.4
1995 521 26.5 19.7 22.1
1996 521 26.5 19.7 22.1
1997 541 29.2 18.5 15.5
1998 539 n/a 0.0 19.5
1999 508 32.4 15.7 22
2000 470 28.4 16.5 30
2001 500 27.5 18.2 34
2002 517 29.8 17.3 32.1
2003 517 29.8 17.3 32.1
2004 488 27.6 17.7 37.5
2005 479 28.8 16.6 37.2
2006 467 27.8 16.8 36.2
2007 470 29.9 15.7 37
2008 472 30.1 15.7 40.5
2009 454 30.0 15.1 41.6
2010 450 27.7 16.2 44
2011 468 30.4 15.3 39.3
2012 506 28.4 17.8 45.3
2013 516 31.2 16.5 44
2014 524 31.8 16.4 40.1
2015 556 34.0 16.3 41
2016 543 33.0 16.4 39.8
2017 922 48.6 18.9 40.7
2018 962 53.6 17.9 38.7
2019 1010 55.5 18.1 38.8
2020 1094 58.2 18.7 38.3

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 Prairie Winds Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 382 22.2 17.2 25.1
1989 431 24.2 17.8 20.2
1990 493 26.9 18.3 18.3
1991 498 24.1 20.6 14.5
1992 502 23.3 21.5 20.7
1993 513 24.8 20.7 22.2
1994 569 24.8 22.9 21.4
1995 521 26.5 19.7 22.1
1996 521 26.5 19.7 22.1
1997 541 29.2 18.5 15.5
1998 539 n/a 0.0 19.5
1999 508 32.4 15.7 22
2000 470 28.4 16.5 30
2001 500 27.5 18.2 34
2002 517 29.8 17.3 32.1
2003 517 29.8 17.3 32.1
2004 488 27.6 17.7 37.5
2005 479 28.8 16.6 37.2
2006 467 27.8 16.8 36.2
2007 470 29.9 15.7 37
2008 472 30.1 15.7 40.5
2009 454 30.0 15.1 41.6
2010 450 27.7 16.2 44
2011 468 30.4 15.3 39.3
2012 506 28.4 17.8 45.3
2013 516 31.2 16.5 44
2014 524 31.8 16.4 40.1
2015 556 34.0 16.3 41
2016 543 33.0 16.4 39.8
2017 922 48.6 18.9 40.7
2018 962 53.6 17.9 38.7
2019 1010 55.5 18.1 38.8
2020 1094 58.2 18.7 38.3

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 Prairie Winds Middle School

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2019 $11,184

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education




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