Friendly Hills Middle

Public 5-8

 701 Mendota Heights Rd
       Mendota Heights, MN  55120-1681


(651) 403-7601

District: West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

SchoolDigger Rank:
218th of 535 Minnesota Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,047 Help


Students who attend Friendly Hills Middle usually attend:

High:    Two Rivers High School

Feeder schools for Friendly Hills Middle:

Elementary:    Mendota Elementary
    Pilot Knob Stem Magnet School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  735

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.8%
Hispanic:
23.8%
African American:
15.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.8% Help


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Compare Details Friendly Hills Middle ranks better than 59.3% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Friendly Hills Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.8%), Hispanic (23.8%), African American (15.2%). (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Friendly Hills Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Friendly Hills Middle 218th of 535 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Friendly Hills Middle in the ranking list.)

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West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan:

SchoolDigger ranks West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan 140th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Friendly Hills Middle

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Rank History for all students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 62.49 173rd 387 55.3%
2005 75.82 89th 396 77.5%
2006 77.64 60th 406 85.2%
2007 73.02 85th 403 78.9%
2008 70.54 107th 409 73.8%
2009 64.93 81st 230 64.8%
2010 67.20 144th 454 68.3%
2011 64.35 158th 478 66.9%
2012 63.23 184th 469 60.8%
2013 70.26 131st 488 73.2%
2014 63.82 178th 490 63.7%
2015 75.40 101st 516 80.4%
2016 74.49 101st 508 80.1%
2017 67.24 160th 523 69.4%
2018 66.24 164th 518 68.3%
2019 66.13 161st 533 69.8%
2021 65.17 152nd 521 70.8%
2022 47.06 271st 520 47.9%
2023 55.87 217th 529 59.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.69 37th 114 67.5%
2019 56.65 54th 120 55.0%
2022 22.66 112th 131 14.5%
2023 43.99 59th 107 44.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.25 83rd 109 23.9%
2019 50.04 50th 120 58.3%
2021 24.89 94th 102 7.8%
2022 33.31 97th 130 25.4%
2023 27.31 122nd 133 8.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.02 88th 253 65.2%
2019 75.50 39th 282 86.2%
2021 63.15 65th 260 75.0%
2022 35.62 200th 288 30.6%
2023 38.76 183rd 298 38.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.59 299th 401 25.4%
2019 44.66 244th 415 41.2%
2021 37.19 267th 399 33.1%
2022 28.26 316th 404 21.8%
2023 28.05 343rd 459 25.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.60 174th 436 60.1%
2019 63.19 156th 439 64.5%
2021 62.85 133rd 443 70.0%
2022 49.40 231st 467 50.5%
2023 53.65 203rd 455 55.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.46 146th 438 66.7%
2019 62.60 170th 454 62.6%
2021 61.35 158th 437 63.8%
2022 39.71 296th 476 37.8%
2023 52.36 214th 464 53.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.32 78th 108 27.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.08 57th 137 58.4%
2019 73.93 28th 148 81.1%
2021 67.80 31st 141 78.0%
2022 58.15 59th 162 63.6%
2023 51.59 72nd 164 56.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.10 41st 163 74.8%
2019 56.38 57th 171 66.7%
2021 56.75 49th 156 68.6%
2022 31.24 141st 188 25.0%
2023 45.18 82nd 178 53.9%
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Rank History for Native American students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.49 16th 49 67.3%
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Rank History for White students at Friendly Hills Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.25 96th 428 77.6%
2019 74.70 71st 428 83.4%
2021 72.86 77th 422 81.8%
2022 59.00 152nd 438 65.3%
2023 74.72 69th 436 84.2%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Friendly Hills Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 595 51 40 27 2 n/a n/a 0 715
1999 660 41 42 30 4 n/a n/a 0 777
2000 655 32 41 34 3 n/a n/a 0 765
2001 583 43 50 50 1 n/a n/a 0 727
2002 579 53 49 58 1 n/a n/a 0 740
2003 579 53 49 58 1 n/a n/a 0 740
2004 529 67 50 53 2 n/a n/a 0 701
2005 516 77 41 61 3 n/a n/a 0 698
2006 477 69 38 63 2 n/a n/a 0 649
2007 446 71 30 60 3 n/a n/a 0 610
2008 419 68 34 66 5 n/a n/a 0 592
2009 375 79 36 76 12 n/a n/a 0 578
2010 390 79 38 93 10 n/a n/a 0 610
2011 394 56 37 97 4 1 20 0 609
2012 408 42 41 92 5 0 18 0 606
2013 430 40 61 113 1 2 28 0 675
2014 437 49 55 106 1 1 31 0 680
2015 459 55 47 123 1 0 32 0 717
2016 446 66 50 122 0 0 43 0 727
2017 443 83 34 117 0 1 43 0 721
2018 439 96 35 122 1 1 48 0 742
2019 382 117 35 140 3 1 61 0 739
2020 394 114 34 178 9 1 57 0 787
2021 378 125 34 176 8 1 53 0 775
2022 355 123 33 177 7 0 66 0 761
2023 351 112 26 175 8 0 63 0 735

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 Friendly Hills Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 715 n/a 0.0 8.5
1999 777 57.7 13.5 10.6
2000 765 40.9 18.7 18
2001 727 42.6 17.1 12.5
2002 740 49.6 14.9 19.6
2003 740 49.6 14.9 19.6
2004 701 38.9 18.0 20.8
2005 698 48.3 14.5 25.5
2006 649 51.0 12.7 25.6
2007 610 46.0 13.3 24.8
2008 592 39.8 14.9 27
2009 578 36.4 15.9 32.5
2010 610 37.2 16.3 35.4
2011 609 36.8 16.5 33.7
2012 606 35.5 17.0 31
2013 675 38.1 17.6 29.2
2014 680 39.5 17.1 30.3
2015 717 42.0 17.0 28.9
2016 727 44.0 16.5 30.7
2017 721 42.6 16.9 27.7
2018 742 40.8 18.1 31.8
2019 739 31.0 23.7 39.1
2020 787 45.1 17.4 38.8
2021 775 45.7 16.9 39.4
2022 761 45.8 16.6 36.7
2023 735 53.1 13.8 43.8

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 Friendly Hills Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 715 n/a 0.0 8.5
1999 777 57.7 13.5 10.6
2000 765 40.9 18.7 18
2001 727 42.6 17.1 12.5
2002 740 49.6 14.9 19.6
2003 740 49.6 14.9 19.6
2004 701 38.9 18.0 20.8
2005 698 48.3 14.5 25.5
2006 649 51.0 12.7 25.6
2007 610 46.0 13.3 24.8
2008 592 39.8 14.9 27
2009 578 36.4 15.9 32.5
2010 610 37.2 16.3 35.4
2011 609 36.8 16.5 33.7
2012 606 35.5 17.0 31
2013 675 38.1 17.6 29.2
2014 680 39.5 17.1 30.3
2015 717 42.0 17.0 28.9
2016 727 44.0 16.5 30.7
2017 721 42.6 16.9 27.7
2018 742 40.8 18.1 31.8
2019 739 31.0 23.7 39.1
2020 787 45.1 17.4 38.8
2021 775 45.7 16.9 39.4
2022 761 45.8 16.6 36.7
2023 735 53.1 13.8 43.8

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 Friendly Hills Middle

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,047

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Friendly Hills Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 161st of 533 Middle schoolsRanks 217th of 529 Middle schools
 10.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Math (Friendly Hills Middle)56.158.5
 2.4%
   5th Grade Math (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)51.544.7
 6.8%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Friendly Hills Middle)66.566.9
 0.4%
   5th Grade Reading (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)70.160.1
 10%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Friendly Hills Middle)63.357.9
 5.4%
   5th Grade Science (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)62.354.5
 7.8%
   5th Grade Science (Minnesota)54.948.4
 6.5%
6th Grade Math (Friendly Hills Middle)52.240.2
 12%
   6th Grade Math (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)49.135.9
 13.3%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (Friendly Hills Middle)62.458.2
 4.2%
   6th Grade Reading (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)61.954.6
 7.3%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.853.4
 9.4%
7th Grade Math (Friendly Hills Middle)58.130.8
 27.3%
   7th Grade Math (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)52.230
 22.2%
   7th Grade Math (Minnesota)52.139.7
 12.4%
7th Grade Reading (Friendly Hills Middle)58.539.1
 19.4%
   7th Grade Reading (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)56.139
 17.1%
   7th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.545.2
 12.3%
8th Grade Math (Friendly Hills Middle)52.133.3
 18.7%
   8th Grade Math (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)5434.8
 19.3%
   8th Grade Math (Minnesota)55.240.3
 14.9%
8th Grade Reading (Friendly Hills Middle)62.943.8
 19.1%
   8th Grade Reading (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)59.351.2
 8.1%
   8th Grade Reading (Minnesota)57.744.8
 12.9%
8th Grade Science (Friendly Hills Middle)48.826.2
 22.6%
   8th Grade Science (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)4431.4
 12.6%
   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 Students739735
 0.5%
African American117112
 4.3%
American Indian38
 166.7%
Asian3526
 25.7%
Hispanic140175
 25%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White382351
 8.1%
Two or More Races6163
 3.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.1%43.8%
 4.7%


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Students who attend Friendly Hills Middle usually go on to attend Two Rivers High School

Friendly Hills Middle ranks 218th of 535 Minnesota middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Friendly Hills Middle are 48% White, 24% Hispanic, 15% African American, 9% Two or more races, 4% Asian, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 735 students attended Friendly Hills Middle.


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