New Prague Middle School

Summary:

New Prague Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in New Prague, Minnesota, with a student population of 937. It is part of the New Prague Area Schools district, which is ranked 42 out of 448 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

New Prague Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Minnesota, with exceptional performance on standardized tests. The school's proficiency rates in math, reading, and science are significantly above state averages across all grade levels. It also excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, including female, male, White, Hispanic, low socioeconomic status, and special education students. Compared to nearby schools like McGuire Middle and Shakopee West Middle School, New Prague Middle School stands out as a top performer, particularly in math and reading proficiency.

The school's consistent high rankings, strong performance across student subgroups, and impressive test scores make it a standout among the surrounding middle schools in the region. Its success may be attributed to factors such as effective teaching practices, strong leadership, a supportive community, and a focus on personalized learning and student engagement. New Prague Middle School has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade, indicating sustained excellence in its educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 721 Central Ave N
       New Prague, MN  56071-8888


(952) 758-1400

District: New Prague Area Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
21st of 535 Minnesota Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,025 Help


Students who attend New Prague Middle School usually attend:

High:    New Prague Senior High

Feeder schools for New Prague Middle School:

Elementary:    Central Education Campus
    Eagle View
    Falcon Ridge
    Raven Stream Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  29.9 Help
Number of students:  937

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.0%
Two or more races:
3.3%
Hispanic:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details New Prague Middle School ranks better than 96.1% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91%), two or more races (3.3%), Hispanic (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at New Prague Middle School is 29.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at New Prague Middle School is $11,025.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

New Prague Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks New Prague Middle School 21st of 535 Minnesota public middle schools. (See New Prague Middle School in the ranking list.)

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New Prague Area Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks New Prague Area Schools 42nd of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for New Prague Middle School

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Rank History for all students at New Prague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 88.69 17th 387 95.6%
2005 84.06 33rd 396 91.7%
2006 72.23 92nd 406 77.3%
2007 69.78 109th 403 73.0%
2008 69.25 115th 409 71.9%
2010 81.18 48th 454 89.4%
2011 89.07 12th 478 97.5%
2012 89.32 9th 469 98.1%
2013 92.73 8th 488 98.4%
2014 92.80 10th 490 98.0%
2015 91.87 16th 516 96.9%
2016 90.65 25th 508 95.1%
2017 91.13 23rd 523 95.6%
2018 92.37 14th 518 97.3%
2019 91.34 24th 533 95.5%
2021 83.35 57th 521 89.1%
2022 85.76 39th 520 92.5%
2023 92.54 21st 529 96.0%
See the entire list of Minnesota Middle School Rankings!

Rank History for Special Education students at New Prague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.54 61st 253 75.9%
2019 60.80 98th 282 65.2%
2021 73.93 32nd 260 87.7%
2022 71.88 44th 288 84.7%
2023 71.52 48th 298 83.9%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota Middle Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at New Prague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.89 1st 401 99.8%
2019 89.54 12th 415 97.1%
2021 85.62 16th 399 96.0%
2022 96.92 2nd 404 99.5%
2023 96.95 1st 459 99.8%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota Middle Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at New Prague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.18 11th 436 97.5%
2019 89.69 22nd 439 95.0%
2021 75.11 73rd 443 83.5%
2022 80.81 51st 467 89.1%
2023 90.70 20th 455 95.6%
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Rank History for Male students at New Prague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.27 16th 438 96.3%
2019 90.36 23rd 454 94.9%
2021 84.40 36th 437 91.8%
2022 85.98 35th 476 92.6%
2023 91.26 23rd 464 95.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at New Prague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 77.81 28th 188 85.1%
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Rank History for White students at New Prague Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.46 20th 428 95.3%
2019 85.58 35th 428 91.8%
2021 72.25 81st 422 80.8%
2022 75.03 62nd 438 85.8%
2023 85.67 31st 436 92.9%
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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.

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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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Enrollment information for New Prague Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 432 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1989 451 0 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1990 473 0 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 478
1991 503 1 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1992 537 3 6 0 3 n/a n/a 0 549
1993 610 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 614
1994 617 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 621
1995 691 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 691
1996 691 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 691
1997 717 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 717
1998 705 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 710
1999 544 3 4 0 3 n/a n/a 0 554
2000 547 1 3 3 3 n/a n/a 0 557
2001 525 3 3 5 1 n/a n/a 0 537
2002 607 4 7 5 1 n/a n/a 0 624
2003 607 4 7 5 1 n/a n/a 0 624
2004 647 2 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 662
2005 668 6 11 8 2 n/a n/a 0 695
2006 707 6 11 6 1 n/a n/a 0 731
2007 733 5 12 9 1 n/a n/a 0 760
2008 749 6 12 8 1 n/a n/a 0 776
2009 766 9 13 9 1 n/a n/a 0 798
2010 812 11 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 836
2011 830 10 7 10 1 0 1 0 859
2012 863 5 6 13 2 0 2 0 891
2013 845 8 9 14 3 0 1 0 880
2014 866 10 10 18 2 0 1 0 907
2015 851 13 13 19 3 0 3 0 902
2016 884 11 8 16 5 1 4 0 929
2017 869 5 10 11 5 0 7 0 907
2018 904 10 7 20 6 0 12 0 959
2019 890 16 8 24 3 0 15 0 956
2020 915 14 10 28 5 0 21 0 993
2021 884 8 11 29 8 0 22 0 962
2022 883 7 16 30 6 0 28 0 970
2023 853 7 16 28 2 0 31 0 937

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 New Prague Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 436 24.1 18.0 11
1989 456 27.5 16.5 10.3
1990 478 29.3 16.3 9.6
1991 511 28.6 17.8 8
1992 549 31.1 17.6 9.8
1993 614 32.1 19.1 9
1994 621 30.5 20.4 0
1995 691 6.4 108.0 8
1996 691 6.4 108.0 8
1997 717 40.9 17.5 9.9
1998 710 n/a 0.0 7.6
1999 554 36.8 15.1 6
2000 557 35.7 15.6 8.8
2001 537 32.5 16.5 10.4
2002 624 38.4 16.3 9.8
2003 624 38.4 16.3 9.8
2004 662 38.1 17.4 7.7
2005 695 38.8 17.9 9.1
2006 731 42.4 17.2 11.6
2007 760 49.9 15.2 10.7
2008 776 49.9 15.6 9.7
2009 798 51.2 15.6 11.9
2010 836 46.6 17.9 14.4
2011 859 47.1 18.2 13.9
2012 891 47.9 18.5 14.7
2013 880 47.9 18.3 15.2
2014 907 47.7 19.0 15.1
2015 902 48.0 18.7 15.1
2016 929 51.0 18.2 15.1
2017 907 48.9 18.5 15.5
2018 959 49.3 19.4 15.1
2019 956 47.4 20.1 14
2020 993 n/a n/a 13.4
2021 962 29.7 32.3 11.3
2022 970 32.0 30.2 11.1
2023 937 31.3 29.9 19.4

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 New Prague Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 436 24.1 18.0 11
1989 456 27.5 16.5 10.3
1990 478 29.3 16.3 9.6
1991 511 28.6 17.8 8
1992 549 31.1 17.6 9.8
1993 614 32.1 19.1 9
1994 621 30.5 20.4 0
1995 691 6.4 108.0 8
1996 691 6.4 108.0 8
1997 717 40.9 17.5 9.9
1998 710 n/a 0.0 7.6
1999 554 36.8 15.1 6
2000 557 35.7 15.6 8.8
2001 537 32.5 16.5 10.4
2002 624 38.4 16.3 9.8
2003 624 38.4 16.3 9.8
2004 662 38.1 17.4 7.7
2005 695 38.8 17.9 9.1
2006 731 42.4 17.2 11.6
2007 760 49.9 15.2 10.7
2008 776 49.9 15.6 9.7
2009 798 51.2 15.6 11.9
2010 836 46.6 17.9 14.4
2011 859 47.1 18.2 13.9
2012 891 47.9 18.5 14.7
2013 880 47.9 18.3 15.2
2014 907 47.7 19.0 15.1
2015 902 48.0 18.7 15.1
2016 929 51.0 18.2 15.1
2017 907 48.9 18.5 15.5
2018 959 49.3 19.4 15.1
2019 956 47.4 20.1 14
2020 993 n/a n/a 13.4
2021 962 29.7 32.3 11.3
2022 970 32.0 30.2 11.1
2023 937 31.3 29.9 19.4

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 New Prague Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,024

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

Impact of COVID-19 on New Prague Middle School

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 24th of 533 Middle schoolsRanks 21st of 529 Middle schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (New Prague Middle School)71.266.9
 4.3%
   6th Grade Math (New Prague Area Schools)71.266.9
 4.3%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (New Prague Middle School)73.467.5
 6%
   6th Grade Reading (New Prague Area Schools)73.467.5
 6%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.853.4
 9.4%
7th Grade Math (New Prague Middle School)8463.9
 20.1%
   7th Grade Math (New Prague Area Schools)8463.9
 20.1%
   7th Grade Math (Minnesota)52.139.7
 12.4%
7th Grade Reading (New Prague Middle School)77.458.5
 18.8%
   7th Grade Reading (New Prague Area Schools)77.458.5
 18.8%
   7th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.545.2
 12.3%
8th Grade Math (New Prague Middle School)78.766.1
 12.6%
   8th Grade Math (New Prague Area Schools)78.766.1
 12.6%
   8th Grade Math (Minnesota)55.240.3
 14.9%
8th Grade Reading (New Prague Middle School)72.564.7
 7.7%
   8th Grade Reading (New Prague Area Schools)72.564.7
 7.7%
   8th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.744.8
 12.9%
8th Grade Science (New Prague Middle School)69.454.3
 15.1%
   8th Grade Science (New Prague Area Schools)69.454.3
 15.1%
   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 Students956937
 2%
African American167
 56.3%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian816
 100%
Hispanic2428
 16.7%
Pacific Islander00
White890853
 4.2%
Two or More Races1531
 106.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14%19.4%
 5.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about New Prague Middle School

Students who attend New Prague Middle School usually go on to attend New Prague Senior High

Students at New Prague Middle School are 91% White, 3% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 2% Asian.

Yes! New Prague Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 21st of 535 Minnesota middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 937 students attended New Prague Middle School.


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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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