North Oaks School Spotlight: Chippewa Middle School

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 12:21pm.


This month, salutes Chippewa Middle School, the only school in the Mounds View District that is actually located in North Oaks. The school serves 989 students in grades 6 through 8 with 45 full-time teachers. This gives the school a student/teacher ratio of 21:1, which is the highest among all middle schools in the Mounds View Public School District. This doesn’t seem to present a problem for students, however, as you’ll see when we discuss test scores.

Special Programs

Parents appreciate the school’s music, math and science programs, but Chippewa offers far more than that.

  • Academic competitions
  • Art
  • Band
  • Communication skills
  • Drama
  • Health
  • Intramural athletics
  • Orchestra
  • Physical education
  • Spanish
  • Technology education
  • Vocal

Chippewa Rankings and Test Scores

Chippewa Middle School receives the highest honors from – 10 stars. awards the school 5 out of 5 stars and ranks it 9th of 504 Minnesota public middle schools.

In 2015, Chippewa’s eight graders showed exemplary performance on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series III (MCA III) exams. In science, 78 percent of these 8th graders met or exceeded the standards, while only 62.5 percent of the district’s students and 45.2 percent of the state’s 8th graders did the same.

These 8th graders’ math scores were equally impressive, with 82.5 percent meeting or exceeding the standard, compared to 72.8 percent of the district’s 8th graders and 57.8 percent of the state’s. These students outperformed the state and district on the reading portion of the exams as well, exhibiting a high level of readiness for high school.

You’ll find Chippewa Middle School at 5000 Hodgson Rd. in North Oaks. Reach the school by phone at (651) 621-6400 or visit its website.


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