Oltman Middle School

Summary:

Oltman Middle School is a public middle school located in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 969 students. The school is part of the South Washington County Schools district, which is ranked 147 out of 448 districts in Minnesota and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Oltman Middle School has a relatively diverse student population, with 59.86% White, 8.57% African American, 8.98% Hispanic, 14.14% Asian, and 8.05% two or more races. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-III), is generally lower than the district and state averages. The school's proficiency rates in Math, Reading, and Science were below the South Washington County Schools and Minnesota averages across all grades. Oltman Middle School's performance varies across different student subgroups, with the school ranking higher in the state for African American, Hispanic, and English Language Learner students compared to other subgroups.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Woodbury Middle School and Cottage Grove Middle School, Oltman Middle School generally performs lower in academic assessments. Additionally, the school has a relatively high student-teacher ratio, ranging from 38.4 to 48.5 over the past three school years, which is higher than the nearby schools. However, the school's support for homeless students is a notable strength, as it ranked 2 out of 15 Minnesota middle schools for its performance with this student population in 2021-2022.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 6625 Goodview Avenue
       Cottage Grove, MN  55016-8888


(651) 425-3509

District: South Washington County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
245th of 535 Minnesota Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,351 Help


Students who attend Oltman Middle School usually attend:

High:    Park High School

Feeder schools for Oltman Middle School:

Elementary:    Cottage Grove Elementary
    Gordon Bailey Elementary
    Newport Elementary
    Pine Hill Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  38.4 Help
Number of students:  969

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.9%
Asian:
14.1%
Hispanic:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Oltman Middle School ranks better than 54.2% of middle schools in Minnesota. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the South Washington County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (59.9%), Asian (14.1%), Hispanic (9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the South Washington County Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Oltman Middle School is 38.4. 2 middle schools in the South Washington County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Oltman Middle School is $11,351, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the South Washington County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Oltman Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Oltman Middle School 245th of 535 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Oltman Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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South Washington County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks South Washington County Schools 147th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Oltman Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 42.34 279th 387 27.9%
2005 43.35 288th 396 27.3%
2006 68.92 114th 406 71.9%
2007 64.40 137th 403 66.0%
2008 48.87 252nd 409 38.4%
2010 46.08 293rd 454 35.5%
2011 47.75 289th 478 39.5%
2012 57.79 227th 469 51.6%
2013 50.24 261st 488 46.5%
2014 47.82 274th 490 44.1%
2015 46.11 293rd 516 43.2%
2016 56.90 222nd 508 56.3%
2017 40.62 337th 523 35.6%
2018 45.84 320th 518 38.2%
2019 51.32 273rd 533 48.8%
2021 63.10 167th 521 67.9%
2022 51.08 250th 520 51.9%
2023 52.59 244th 529 53.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.36 95th 114 16.7%
2019 31.57 91st 120 24.2%
2021 56.74 41st 97 57.7%
2022 39.92 81st 131 38.2%
2023 52.85 47th 107 56.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.74 7th 109 93.6%
2019 36.74 85th 120 29.2%
2022 61.06 23rd 130 82.3%
2023 43.95 64th 133 51.9%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota Middle Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.02 167th 253 34.0%
2019 37.24 184th 282 34.8%
2021 61.39 73rd 260 71.9%
2022 47.49 141st 288 51.0%
2023 37.17 191st 298 35.9%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota Middle Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.81 204th 401 49.1%
2019 44.00 247th 415 40.5%
2021 52.64 165th 399 58.6%
2022 48.17 202nd 404 50.0%
2023 43.97 253rd 459 44.9%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota Middle Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 84.19 2nd 15 86.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.25 265th 436 39.2%
2019 49.90 240th 439 45.3%
2021 59.61 149th 443 66.4%
2022 46.77 255th 467 45.4%
2023 47.07 247th 455 45.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.49 294th 438 32.9%
2019 47.13 261st 454 42.5%
2021 58.53 168th 437 61.6%
2022 49.69 234th 476 50.8%
2023 52.16 216th 464 53.4%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota Middle Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.28 62nd 108 42.6%
2019 54.97 50th 112 55.4%
2021 66.81 28th 87 67.8%
2022 54.62 42nd 110 61.8%
2023 41.30 65th 116 44.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.94 39th 137 71.5%
2019 64.47 51st 148 65.5%
2021 69.73 27th 141 80.9%
2022 52.50 70th 162 56.8%
2023 55.27 62nd 164 62.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.75 101st 163 38.0%
2019 37.37 104th 171 39.2%
2021 45.88 74th 156 52.6%
2022 34.35 126th 188 33.0%
2023 47.64 78th 178 56.2%
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Rank History for White students at Oltman Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.28 315th 428 26.4%
2019 38.91 285th 428 33.4%
2021 50.09 193rd 422 54.3%
2022 42.07 254th 438 42.0%
2023 43.09 253rd 436 42.0%
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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 Oltman Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 751 12 40 16 1 n/a n/a 0 820
1989 796 10 24 20 2 n/a n/a 0 852
1990 873 11 12 17 2 n/a n/a 0 915
1991 1353 15 29 32 2 n/a n/a -475 956
1992 943 14 17 17 4 n/a n/a 0 995
1993 984 15 14 14 5 n/a n/a 0 1032
1994 1075 20 23 22 6 n/a n/a 0 1146
1995 730 5 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 756
1996 730 5 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 756
1997 729 7 10 11 5 n/a n/a 0 762
1998 742 16 11 11 2 n/a n/a 0 782
1999 709 15 10 9 1 n/a n/a 0 744
2000 686 14 16 11 3 n/a n/a 0 730
2001 685 20 17 11 4 n/a n/a 0 737
2002 663 30 19 27 4 n/a n/a 0 743
2003 663 30 19 27 4 n/a n/a 0 743
2004 646 34 29 33 3 n/a n/a 0 745
2005 648 45 43 38 5 n/a n/a 0 779
2006 611 39 35 40 6 n/a n/a 0 731
2007 549 35 32 46 2 n/a n/a 0 664
2008 579 29 35 44 5 n/a n/a 0 692
2009 555 34 36 59 5 n/a n/a 0 689
2010 584 46 43 60 4 n/a n/a 0 737
2011 562 49 33 67 1 0 16 0 728
2012 558 41 43 68 1 0 17 0 728
2013 527 56 42 82 3 0 21 0 731
2014 500 59 47 71 3 0 26 0 706
2015 475 70 55 64 3 0 25 0 692
2016 436 59 54 60 4 0 32 0 645
2017 445 48 52 67 1 0 46 0 659
2018 444 52 52 82 1 1 49 0 681
2019 604 60 81 90 3 2 69 0 909
2020 606 66 100 103 3 1 73 0 952
2021 582 73 110 106 3 1 77 0 952
2022 598 84 115 105 7 0 60 0 969
2023 580 83 137 87 4 0 78 0 969

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 Oltman Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 820 46.3 17.7 6.2
1989 852 43.6 19.5 5.5
1990 915 50.2 18.2 4.9
1991 956 53.2 17.9 5.5
1992 995 49.0 20.3 9.3
1993 1032 54.1 19.1 5.6
1994 1146 53.7 21.3 10.6
1995 756 38.5 19.6 10.6
1996 756 38.5 19.6 10.6
1997 762 36.0 21.2 8
1998 782 n/a 0.0 8.6
1999 744 41.8 17.8 9.1
2000 730 41.0 17.8 12.3
2001 737 37.5 19.7 12.8
2002 743 42.2 17.6 17.4
2003 743 42.2 17.6 17.4
2004 745 38.0 19.6 15.8
2005 779 41.6 18.7 20.5
2006 731 44.5 16.4 21.6
2007 664 41.6 16.0 22.4
2008 692 39.0 17.7 23
2009 689 38.1 18.1 23.7
2010 737 48.2 15.2 30
2011 728 47.9 15.1 30.9
2012 728 48.8 14.8 35.4
2013 731 53.1 13.7 39.3
2014 706 49.6 14.2 37.7
2015 692 44.0 15.7 38.3
2016 645 43.0 15.0 38.1
2017 659 47.3 13.9 37.9
2018 681 45.4 14.9 40.2
2019 909 49.2 18.4 29.2
2020 952 n/a n/a 28.8
2021 952 19.6 48.5 22.6
2022 969 21.0 46.1 22.6
2023 969 25.2 38.4 36.2

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 Oltman Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 820 46.3 17.7 6.2
1989 852 43.6 19.5 5.5
1990 915 50.2 18.2 4.9
1991 956 53.2 17.9 5.5
1992 995 49.0 20.3 9.3
1993 1032 54.1 19.1 5.6
1994 1146 53.7 21.3 10.6
1995 756 38.5 19.6 10.6
1996 756 38.5 19.6 10.6
1997 762 36.0 21.2 8
1998 782 n/a 0.0 8.6
1999 744 41.8 17.8 9.1
2000 730 41.0 17.8 12.3
2001 737 37.5 19.7 12.8
2002 743 42.2 17.6 17.4
2003 743 42.2 17.6 17.4
2004 745 38.0 19.6 15.8
2005 779 41.6 18.7 20.5
2006 731 44.5 16.4 21.6
2007 664 41.6 16.0 22.4
2008 692 39.0 17.7 23
2009 689 38.1 18.1 23.7
2010 737 48.2 15.2 30
2011 728 47.9 15.1 30.9
2012 728 48.8 14.8 35.4
2013 731 53.1 13.7 39.3
2014 706 49.6 14.2 37.7
2015 692 44.0 15.7 38.3
2016 645 43.0 15.0 38.1
2017 659 47.3 13.9 37.9
2018 681 45.4 14.9 40.2
2019 909 49.2 18.4 29.2
2020 952 n/a n/a 28.8
2021 952 19.6 48.5 22.6
2022 969 21.0 46.1 22.6
2023 969 25.2 38.4 36.2

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Oltman Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,351

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

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 273rd of 533 Middle schoolsRanks 244th of 529 Middle schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Oltman Middle School)45.840.6
 5.3%
   6th Grade Math (South Washington County Schools)62.749
 13.7%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (Oltman Middle School)55.851.3
 4.5%
   6th Grade Reading (South Washington County Schools)68.257.5
 10.7%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.853.4
 9.4%
7th Grade Math (Oltman Middle School)49.328.6
 20.8%
   7th Grade Math (South Washington County Schools)60.445.5
 14.9%
   7th Grade Math (Minnesota)52.139.7
 12.4%
7th Grade Reading (Oltman Middle School)5128.2
 22.8%
   7th Grade Reading (South Washington County Schools)64.447.5
 17%
   7th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.545.2
 12.3%
8th Grade Math (Oltman Middle School)47.942.3
 5.6%
   8th Grade Math (South Washington County Schools)64.344.2
 20.1%
   8th Grade Math (Minnesota)55.240.3
 14.9%
8th Grade Reading (Oltman Middle School)54.642.5
 12.1%
   8th Grade Reading (South Washington County Schools)69.453.3
 16.1%
   8th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.744.8
 12.9%
8th Grade Science (Oltman Middle School)40.730.6
 10.1%
   8th Grade Science (South Washington County Schools)5333.3
 19.8%
   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 Students909969
 6.6%
African American6083
 38.3%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian81137
 69.1%
Hispanic9087
 3.3%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White604580
 4%
Two or More Races6978
 13%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.2%36.2%
 7.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Oltman Middle School

Students at Oltman Middle School are 60% White, 14% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 9% African American, 8% Two or more races.

Students who attend Oltman Middle School usually go on to attend Park High School

Oltman Middle School ranks 245th of 535 Minnesota middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 969 students attended Oltman Middle School.


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