North Junior High

Public 6-8

 1212 29th Ave N
       Saint Cloud, MN  56303-8888


(320) 370-7000

District: St. Cloud Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
402nd of 535 Minnesota Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,962 Help


Students who attend North Junior High usually attend:

High:    Apollo Senior High

Feeder schools for North Junior High:

Elementary:    Kennedy Community School
    Madison Elementary
    Westwood Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  708

Racial breakdown:

African American:
37.4%
White:
32.8%
Hispanic:
13.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77% Help


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Compare Details North Junior High ranks worse than 75.1% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.82. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at North Junior High is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (37.4%), White (32.8%), Hispanic (13%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Junior High is 15.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Junior High is $12,962.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

North Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks North Junior High 402nd of 535 Minnesota public middle schools. (See North Junior High in the ranking list.)

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Asian students:
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White students:


St. Cloud Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Cloud Public School District 329th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for North Junior High

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Rank History for all students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.63 202nd 387 47.8%
2005 65.35 156th 396 60.6%
2006 56.91 206th 406 49.3%
2007 54.69 206th 403 48.9%
2008 38.39 306th 409 25.2%
2010 29.31 374th 454 17.6%
2011 32.13 374th 478 21.8%
2012 29.18 386th 469 17.7%
2013 29.68 375th 488 23.2%
2014 31.13 376th 490 23.3%
2015 27.75 402nd 516 22.1%
2016 23.56 418th 508 17.7%
2017 19.38 442nd 523 15.5%
2018 17.35 447th 518 13.7%
2019 16.91 457th 533 14.3%
2021 20.41 428th 521 17.9%
2022 22.76 412th 520 20.8%
2023 27.82 398th 529 24.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.38 101st 114 11.4%
2019 15.95 110th 120 8.3%
2021 15.91 87th 97 10.3%
2022 15.56 121st 131 7.6%
2023 27.95 84th 107 21.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.63 43rd 109 60.6%
2019 23.97 116th 120 3.3%
2021 33.96 74th 102 27.5%
2022 52.68 39th 130 70.0%
2023 44.88 58th 133 56.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.94 212th 253 16.2%
2019 29.53 218th 282 22.7%
2021 22.11 224th 260 13.8%
2022 35.51 201st 288 30.2%
2023 37.69 190th 298 36.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.59 351st 401 12.5%
2019 16.16 369th 415 11.1%
2021 25.26 328th 399 17.8%
2022 28.41 313th 404 22.5%
2023 26.64 354th 459 22.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.46 16th 19 15.8%
2022 59.36 5th 15 66.7%
2023 63.34 4th 20 80.0%
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Rank History for Female students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.73 392nd 436 10.1%
2019 14.87 395th 439 10.0%
2021 16.28 386th 443 12.9%
2022 16.77 399th 467 14.6%
2023 24.02 368th 455 19.1%
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Rank History for Male students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.63 386th 438 11.9%
2019 16.10 395th 454 13.0%
2021 21.66 358th 437 18.1%
2022 26.31 366th 476 23.1%
2023 28.07 341st 464 26.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.02 68th 108 37.0%
2019 38.70 73rd 112 34.8%
2021 51.13 37th 87 57.5%
2022 49.11 48th 110 56.4%
2023 46.50 58th 116 50.0%
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Rank History for African American students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.16 122nd 137 10.9%
2019 14.79 140th 148 5.4%
2021 20.40 122nd 141 13.5%
2022 26.27 123rd 162 24.1%
2023 25.75 129th 164 21.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.53 127th 163 22.1%
2019 30.96 124th 171 27.5%
2021 19.93 139th 156 10.9%
2022 16.88 177th 188 5.9%
2023 23.24 155th 178 12.9%
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Rank History for White students at North Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.92 330th 428 22.9%
2019 30.80 333rd 428 22.2%
2021 31.75 294th 422 30.3%
2022 38.09 278th 438 36.5%
2023 48.50 223rd 436 48.9%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

Review counts

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by a parent
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Open Quote This is the worst school district. The teachers are just as bad as the students. I would rate this school a ZERO. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Open Quote The Guang Ming Academy Mandarin chinese immersion program housed at North continues to produce classes with average MCA scores higher than any other middle school option in central Minnesota. The interface these students have with greater North is limited and positive. North as a school shoulders a very large percentage of the burden of educating the children of first generation immigrants in St. Cloud most of whom are english language learners. School wide average test scores are correspondingly lower than those of a school without that challenge. Close Quote



Enrollment information for North Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 759 7 9 6 2 n/a n/a 0 783
1989 805 6 8 0 12 n/a n/a 0 831
1990 830 6 16 6 7 n/a n/a 0 865
1991 771 9 15 4 20 n/a n/a 0 819
1992 844 7 21 4 9 n/a n/a 0 885
1993 916 3 8 1 9 n/a n/a 0 937
1994 900 9 34 5 4 n/a n/a 0 952
1995 846 4 39 4 7 n/a n/a 0 900
1996 846 4 39 4 7 n/a n/a 0 900
1997 904 8 31 10 3 n/a n/a 0 956
1998 891 8 30 6 2 n/a n/a 0 937
1999 796 14 34 12 6 n/a n/a 0 862
2000 708 22 38 10 6 n/a n/a 0 784
2001 710 30 34 25 5 n/a n/a 0 804
2002 626 41 45 22 17 n/a n/a 0 751
2003 626 41 45 22 17 n/a n/a 0 751
2004 580 45 33 16 11 n/a n/a 0 685
2005 532 47 40 16 9 n/a n/a 0 644
2006 498 46 50 20 10 n/a n/a 0 624
2007 499 63 48 32 6 n/a n/a 0 648
2008 484 84 36 32 6 n/a n/a 0 642
2009 487 130 35 45 9 n/a n/a 0 706
2010 444 119 42 44 13 n/a n/a 0 662
2011 420 128 32 55 7 0 42 0 684
2012 379 150 34 58 10 2 45 0 678
2013 366 163 31 56 3 3 49 0 671
2014 426 216 49 48 10 0 57 0 806
2015 455 275 45 53 6 0 53 0 887
2016 398 297 48 70 6 0 62 0 881
2017 341 346 46 70 7 0 60 0 870
2018 330 335 44 74 7 0 68 0 858
2019 344 338 40 69 4 0 78 0 873
2020 320 325 42 81 4 0 81 0 853
2021 294 323 44 82 6 1 79 0 829
2022 257 321 48 80 6 1 71 0 784
2023 232 265 46 92 4 3 66 0 708

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 North Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 783 26.6 29.4 17.9
1989 831 35.0 23.7 19.1
1990 865 38.7 22.3 18
1991 819 41.9 19.5 15.4
1992 885 39.5 22.4 17.4
1993 937 38.7 24.2 20.1
1994 952 39.8 23.9 20.3
1995 900 0.0 0.0 18
1996 900 0.0 0.0 18
1997 956 55.3 17.3 21.4
1998 937 n/a 0.0 20
1999 862 57.6 15.0 18
2000 784 50.8 15.4 28.2
2001 804 48.9 16.4 32
2002 751 42.6 17.6 34.4
2003 751 42.6 17.6 34.4
2004 685 45.6 15.0 40.3
2005 644 41.5 15.5 39.3
2006 624 36.9 16.9 42.1
2007 648 37.2 17.4 42.9
2008 642 36.8 17.4 47.2
2009 706 41.9 16.8 55.2
2010 662 44.3 14.9 61.9
2011 684 43.9 15.5 62
2012 678 40.0 16.9 61.9
2013 671 41.0 16.3 66.8
2014 806 47.0 17.1 67.4
2015 887 54.0 16.4 67.6
2016 881 61.0 14.4 68.4
2017 870 62.9 13.8 73
2018 858 57.0 15.0 71.2
2019 873 54.0 16.1 69.4
2020 853 58.9 14.4 70
2021 829 48.0 17.2 65
2022 784 46.5 16.8 62.1
2023 708 46.4 15.2 77

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 North Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 783 26.6 29.4 17.9
1989 831 35.0 23.7 19.1
1990 865 38.7 22.3 18
1991 819 41.9 19.5 15.4
1992 885 39.5 22.4 17.4
1993 937 38.7 24.2 20.1
1994 952 39.8 23.9 20.3
1995 900 0.0 0.0 18
1996 900 0.0 0.0 18
1997 956 55.3 17.3 21.4
1998 937 n/a 0.0 20
1999 862 57.6 15.0 18
2000 784 50.8 15.4 28.2
2001 804 48.9 16.4 32
2002 751 42.6 17.6 34.4
2003 751 42.6 17.6 34.4
2004 685 45.6 15.0 40.3
2005 644 41.5 15.5 39.3
2006 624 36.9 16.9 42.1
2007 648 37.2 17.4 42.9
2008 642 36.8 17.4 47.2
2009 706 41.9 16.8 55.2
2010 662 44.3 14.9 61.9
2011 684 43.9 15.5 62
2012 678 40.0 16.9 61.9
2013 671 41.0 16.3 66.8
2014 806 47.0 17.1 67.4
2015 887 54.0 16.4 67.6
2016 881 61.0 14.4 68.4
2017 870 62.9 13.8 73
2018 858 57.0 15.0 71.2
2019 873 54.0 16.1 69.4
2020 853 58.9 14.4 70
2021 829 48.0 17.2 65
2022 784 46.5 16.8 62.1
2023 708 46.4 15.2 77

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 North Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,962

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 457th of 533 Middle schoolsRanks 398th of 529 Middle schools
 10.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (North Junior High)24.522.2
 2.3%
   6th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)3222.1
 9.9%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (North Junior High)40.133.3
 6.8%
   6th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)47.637.6
 10%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.853.4
 9.4%
7th Grade Math (North Junior High)22.418.4
 4%
   7th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)29.820.7
 9.1%
   7th Grade Math (Minnesota)52.139.7
 12.4%
7th Grade Reading (North Junior High)39.734
 5.7%
   7th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)43.434.5
 8.9%
   7th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.545.2
 12.3%
8th Grade Math (North Junior High)24.319.9
 4.4%
   8th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)33.423.5
 9.9%
   8th Grade Math (Minnesota)55.240.3
 14.9%
8th Grade Reading (North Junior High)41.133
 8%
   8th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)45.333.2
 12.1%
   8th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.744.8
 12.9%
8th Grade Science (North Junior High)22.418.8
 3.7%
   8th Grade Science (St. Cloud Public School District)28.621.6
 7%
   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 Students873708
 18.9%
African American338265
 21.6%
American Indian44
Asian4046
 15%
Hispanic6992
 33.3%
Pacific Islander03
White344232
 32.6%
Two or More Races7866
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients69.4%77%
 7.6%


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North Junior High ranks in the bottom 24.9% of Minnesota middle schools.

Students who attend North Junior High usually go on to attend Apollo Senior High

Students at North Junior High are 37% African American, 33% White, 13% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 6% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 708 students attended North Junior High.


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