On Thursday, while rain rattled the windows in their first-grade classroom in Minneapolis’ Nokomis neighborhood, two little girls sat quietly in the far corner. They’d made a little moat around themselves using picture books and were snuggled up together reading "Trumpet of the Swan."
At Hiawatha Leadership Academy, the K-4 charter program that moved into the mothballed Minneapolis Public School building several years ago, and its newer middle-school sister, Adelante Prep, every classroom adopts the identity of a college or university. The kids inside are called after the school’s mascot, which makes the girls Gophers.
Down the hall, in the old-fashioned gym, a group of kids were practicing a musical involving Captain Hook, a slightly distracted alligator and some complicated choreography. A few doors farther, in the St. Mary’s University classroom, middle-school math teacher John Kaczorek (who doubles as Adelante’s principal) was wedged into a student-sized desk next to a boy who needed a little help.
It was, in short, a pretty ordinary day — except that earlier in the week when the Minnesota Department of Education rolled out its new school performance rating system, the five-year-old Hiawatha suddenly became the state’s most successful school.
Last year, when Minnesota asked for a federal waiver from compliance with No Child Left Behind’s failed accountability system, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius instead proposed instituting a system designed by the department. The Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR) [PDF] is a combination of scores quantifying proficiency, student growth, progress toward closing the achievement gap and graduation rate.
Unlike the way some states responded to No Child’s standardized testing regime, Minnesota’s new model does not lower the standard for proficiency. In fact, the bar for math rose last year.
The basic idea behind the MMRs: Measuring how well students who start out ready to learn in schools with homogenous populations doesn’t reveal much about how much learning is taking place. Combining multiple measures, by contrast, reveals schools doing outstanding work with disadvantaged students, as well as schools that truly are underperforming.
The data released this week are based on 2010-2011 test scores. A new set, based on 2012 assessments, is expected late in the summer.
Hiawatha’s scores earned it the No. 1 spot on the state’s list of “Reward” schools, the highest-performing 15 percent. The program’s overall score was 99.79 percent of a possible 100. Its achievement gap rating was an eye-popping 99.94 percent. The numbers are all the more astonishing, given that 96 percent of the schools’ 453 students are impoverished, 98 percent are minorities and 76 percent are learning English.
Only one school, the Prior Lake charter Aspen Academy, had a higher overall score of 99.94 percent. Because fewer than 40 percent of its pupils are impoverished, Aspen is not a Title I school, which means, essentially, it has no gap to close.
Nine of the top-ranked 10 schools with student poverty rates of 85 percent or more are charters that employ strategies similar to Hiawatha’s.
The 10th is the Minneapolis Public Schools' contract alternative Heritage Science & Technology — an odds-beating charter in every respect except its legal designation. Like Hiawatha, seven are members of the Charter School Partners network of high-performing schools.
And here we must pause for Learning’s Curve’s lengthiest Kramer Disclaimer yet: CSP employs Katie Barrett-Kramer, wife of Teach for America President Matt Kramer and daughter-in-law of MinnPost founder and Editor Joel Kramer and Chief Revenue Officer Laurie Kramer. I have never met Barrett-Kramer, and none of the aforementioned Kramers has been associated with any of my reporting on CSP or Hiawatha, except for that whole check-signing bit.
I was invited to tour Hiawatha earlier this year after I wrote about some legislation that would encourage its replication. I heard from several teachers and from the school’s founder and principal, Shannon Blankenship, about its strategies for success.
Two days later, a family emergency forced Blankenship to resign. He has been replaced, at least for the interim, by yet another Kramer, Eli, who was kind enough to inform me when I called him for this story that there is in fact yet another Kramer lurking out there, but not in education circles.
He had better be right. For someone whose ethics demand disclosure of potential conflicts, navigating the Kramer Diaspora has come to feel like running through a jungle laced with trip wires. I plan to demand hazard pay.
Back, then, to our regularly scheduled programming. Blankenship and Eli Kramer both ascribe Hiawatha’s success to the belief system staff and students share.
“We believe that all students have the potential to succeed,” said Kramer when I called him. “And we promise our families — and we really believe in this — that we will do whatever it takes.”
To that, add a combination of strategies: Between longer school days and years, Hiawatha and Adelante students spend 40 percent more time at school; strong leadership; and the expectation that teachers will be relentless in the use of quizzes and other tools to determine, in every class period, every day, where each student is in terms of mastering the material.
An example: During my January visit, I spent some time watching Kaczorek, the aforementioned math teacher, figure out where one of his classes stood in relation to a unit involving estimates and the addition of multiple digits.
In every Hiawatha class, kids “punch” an exit ticket. In Kaczorek’s math class, this consists of reporting their answer to the problem of the day by clicking a wireless remote. The students also do their computations on small dry-erase boards, which they leave at their desks.
Literally the moment class lets out, the teacher can call up a bar graph showing how many and which students got the lesson. The unit Kaczorek walked me through started on a Friday, when the right answer eluded about a third of the kids.
On Monday, he chose someone who used an alternate means of arriving at the correct answer and had them walk their classmates through it. After that day’s exit tickets had been tabulated, it turned out the new way had worked for another 10 percent.
The next day, Kaczorek was able to narrow the repetitive portion of his lesson down to the two questions he knew would deliver the most bang. He stuck with the struggling kids until everyone was up to speed.
“We believe you’ve gotta fail before you can learn,” he said.
This approach means extra seat time for kids — Hiawatha’s day runs from 7:30 to 5—and for teachers. Kaczorek spends some two and a half hours a day prepping and analyzing data, and he is expected to keep his phone on at night for students and parents who need help with homework.
“In most schools you actually don’t know whether they got it,” Kaczorek said. “You think, ‘I gave it to them four or five times, I sure hope they got it.’ ”
Other classes’ exit tickets may consist of short, individual conversations to test for reading comprehension and fluency or having science students pose a hypothesis and report its validity.
Other high-poverty, high-performing schools earning MMR “reward” status employ similar strategies.
And indeed, Kramer cautiously tempered his pride in Hiawatha’s rating with a few caveats. The school’s score is as much proof that kids can learn despite their socioeconomic level and English-language-learner status as it is an endorsement of Hiawatha per se.
And with interest growing in creating more gap-closing schools and in replicating their best practices in mainline public schools, Hiawatha could easily tumble in the ratings next year because it gets company. Hiawatha’s board has a plan to open three more schools in the next eight years — two more middle and elementary schools and a high school — enabling it to serve more than 2,000 students.
And Minneapolis Public Schools just asked Eric Mahmoud, founder of two of the top-10 high-performing, high-poverty schools, Best Academy and Harvest Prep, to open four new “Mastery” schools over the next 10 years. CSP, meanwhile, is busy recruiting new school leaders and helping them plan, finance and staff new programs.
This, in the end, appears to be the reward for being a “reward” school. “If the reward for doing this well is to do more, then we will do that,” said Kramer. “Our work is not done. Our job is to prepare every single child who comes to us for college.”
High poverty MMR Reward schools
The table below, prepared with data compiled by Charter School Partners, lists schools with "Reward" designation under the new Department of Education standards that also have high rates of students living in poverty. All of the schools listed are Title I schools.
|District||School||School Type||MMR||Achievement Gap Rating||Free/Reduced Lunch|
|MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||HERITAGE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY||Public||68.65%||72.80%||98.13%|
|MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||ANTHONY MIDDLE SCHOOL||Public||81.02%||76.43%||36.14%|
|ANOKA-HENNEPIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||UNIVERSITY ELEMENTARY||Public||73.39%||76.43%||60.00%|
|ANOKA-HENNEPIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||MONROE ELEMENTARY||Public||74.15%||80.41%||38.29%|
|ANOKA-HENNEPIN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||MADISON ELEMENTARY||Public||79.59%||81.31%||33.01%|
|CENTENNIAL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||GOLDEN LAKE ELEMENTARY||Public||86.52%||84.27%||47.20%|
|CENTENNIAL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||CENTENNIAL ELEMENTARY||Public||88.43%||84.14%||23.80%|
|CENTENNIAL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||BLUE HERON ELEMENTARY||Public||79.57%||77.74%||16.03%|
|FRAZEE-VERGAS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||FRAZEE ELEMENTARY||Public||85.57%||90.26%||49.30%|
|KELLIHER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||KELLIHER SECONDARY||Public||77.67%||80.44%||82.73%|
|MANKATO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||KENNEDY ELEMENTARY||Public||81.17%||82.01%||54.68%|
|MANKATO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY||Public||88.56%||85.90%||43.65%|
|MANKATO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||ROSA PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||Public||76.27%||78.29%||40.66%|
|MANKATO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||MONROE ELEMENTARY||Public||90.79%||90.30%||36.73%|
|SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY||Public||87.06%||88.24%||45.64%|
|CROMWELL-WRIGHT PUBLIC SCHOOLS||CROMWELL-WRIGHT ELEMENTARY||Public||74.79%||81.24%||40.83%|
|ESKO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||WINTERQUIST ELEMENTARY||Public||78.60%||81.77%||13.30%|
|WRENSHALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||WRENSHALL ELEMENTARY||Public||80.15%||85.45%||48.48%|
|WACONIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||BAYVIEW ELEMENTARY||Public||90.00%||86.93%||13.83%|
|WACONIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||SOUTHVIEW ELEMENTARY||Public||89.01%||95.19%||12.42%|
|BRAINERD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||LOWELL ELEMENTARY||Public||85.80%||77.80%||47.36%|
|BURNSVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||GIDEON POND ELEMENTARY||Public||89.70%||90.69%||42.92%|
|FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||FARMINGTON ELEMENTARY||Public||77.47%||79.60%||28.81%|
|LAKEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||LAKE MARION ELEMENTARY||Public||90.19%||94.93%||19.89%|
|ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN||ECHO PARK ELEMENTARY||Public||74.74%||79.67%||43.53%|
|ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN||GREENLEAF ELEMENTARY||Public||81.44%||84.73%||26.42%|
|ROSEMOUNT-APPLE VALLEY-EAGAN||DEERWOOD ELEMENTARY||Public||86.46%||83.04%||19.86%|
|ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||MILTONA ELEMENTARY||Public||91.43%||94.75%||56.33%|
|ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||CARLOS ELEMENTARY||Public||79.42%||79.42%||41.73%|
|ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||LINCOLN ELEMENTARY||Public||78.26%||78.46%||32.77%|
|EVANSVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||EVANSVILLE ELEMENTARY||Public||84.92%||56.96%|
|MABEL-CANTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||MABEL-CANTON SECONDARY||Public||81.99%||91.00%||32.09%|
|ALBERT LEA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||SIBLEY ELEMENTARY||Public||74.03%||70.08%||45.50%|
|HOPKINS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY||Public||75.78%||71.39%||42.88%|
|EDEN PRAIRIE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||FOREST HILLS ELEMENTARY||Public||90.69%||90.08%||34.48%|
|EDEN PRAIRIE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||PRAIRIE VIEW ELEMENTARY||Public||82.04%||85.70%||23.25%|
|EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||CORNELIA ELEMENTARY||Public||75.56%||81.78%||23.25%|
|EDINA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||CREEK VALLEY ELEMENTARY||Public||91.67%||94.59%||8.67%|
|MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||DEEPHAVEN ELEMENTARY||Public||94.73%||95.45%||12.52%|
|MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||EXCELSIOR ELEMENTARY||Public||84.01%||84.22%||9.44%|
|MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||SCENIC HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY||Public||85.60%||88.06%||6.96%|
|MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||GROVELAND ELEMENTARY||Public||79.42%||86.26%||6.16%|
|WESTONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||GRANDVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL||Public||89.33%||94.39%||26.92%|
|WESTONKA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||SHIRLEY HILLS PRIMARY SCHOOL||Public||79.33%||85.05%||26.02%|
|ST. LOUIS PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||AQUILA ELEMENTARY||Public||79.96%||74.56%||48.74%|
|WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||SUNSET HILL ELEMENTARY||Public||85.11%||88.82%||24.87%|
|WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||OAKWOOD ELEMENTARY||Public||89.74%||90.37%||24.02%|
|WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||BIRCHVIEW ELEMENTARY||Public||95.29%||95.96%||22.27%|
|WAYZATA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||GLEASON LAKE ELEMENTARY||Public||84.69%||83.26%||18.03%|
|HOUSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||HOUSTON ELEMENTARY||Public||83.33%||83.23%||46.48%|
|NEVIS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||NEVIS ELEMENTARY||Public||77.18%||81.13%||53.44%|
|LITTLEFORK-BIG FALLS SCHOOL DIST.||LITTLEFORK-BIG FALLS ELEMENTARY||Public||83.53%||88.08%||39.86%|
|LAKE SUPERIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||WILLIAM KELLEY ELEMENTARY||Public||88.02%||87.10%||44.94%|
|LAKE BENTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||LAKE BENTON ELEMENTARY||Public||80.78%||41.94%|
|LESTER PRAIRIE PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||LESTER PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY||Public||75.09%||85.13%||25.12%|
|WAUBUN-OGEMA-WHITE EARTH PUBLIC SCH||OGEMA ELEMENTARY||Public||74.08%||79.31%||77.09%|
|NICOLLET PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||NICOLLET ELEMENTARY||Public||79.56%||80.13%||20.00%|
|ROCHESTER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY||Public||75.65%||79.54%||40.98%|
|BATTLE LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||BATTLE LAKE SECONDARY||Public||76.70%||73.33%||34.21%|
|NEW YORK MILLS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||NEW YORK MILLS SECONDARY||Public||80.40%||67.84%||38.85%|
|THIEF RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT||CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY||Public||86.87%||90.86%||44.69%|
|FERTILE-BELTRAMI SCHOOL DISTRICT||FERTILE-BELTRAMI ELEMENTARY||Public||84.70%||85.51%||40.43%|
|CYRUS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||CYRUS TECHNOLOGY ELEMENTARY||Public||75.17%||94.90%||46.67%|
|NORTH ST PAUL-MAPLEWOOD SCHOOL DIST||CARVER ELEMENTARY||Public||84.13%||80.91%||48.27%|
|ROSEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||BRIMHALL ELEMENTARY||Public||84.61%||88.18%||43.50%|
|WHITE BEAR LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT||WILLOW LANE ELEMENTARY||Public||77.41%||81.44%||53.95%|
|WHITE BEAR LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT||BIRCH LAKE ELEMENTARY||Public||87.91%||85.30%||45.45%|
|WHITE BEAR LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT||VADNAIS HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY||Public||91.10%||91.11%||38.46%|
|ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY||Public||75.11%||74.12%||54.55%|
|MILROY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||MILROY ELEMENTARY||Public||91.81%||41.18%|
|WABASSO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||WABASSO SECONDARY||Public||81.02%||83.77%||21.03%|
|NORTHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||BRIDGEWATER ELEMENTARY||Public||76.97%||74.95%||34.26%|
|VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY||Public||80.88%||85.08%||46.04%|
|PRIOR LAKE-SAVAGE AREA SCHOOLS||WESTWOOD EL.||Public||86.13%||85.40%||13.85%|
|ROCORI PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||RICHMOND ELEMENTARY||Public||85.57%||83.35%||28.57%|
|BLOOMING PRAIRIE PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST||BLOOMING PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY||Public||86.00%||84.45%||40.96%|
|WABASHA-KELLOGG PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||WABASHA-KELLOGG ELEMENTARY||Public||81.59%||77.59%||40.31%|
|FOREST LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||FOREST VIEW EL.||Public||77.27%||73.32%||41.56%|
|STILLWATER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||LILY LAKE ELEMENTARY||Public||84.49%||81.91%||27.12%|
|STILLWATER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||OAK PARK ELEMENTARY||Public||79.77%||79.09%||23.42%|
|STILLWATER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||AFTON-LAKELAND ELEMENTARY||Public||83.42%||84.35%||16.49%|
|LEWISTON-ALTURA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.||LEWISTON-ALTURA ELEMENTARY||Public||78.14%||89.94%||34.83%|
|ST. CHARLES PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||ST. CHARLES ELEMENTARY||Public||73.54%||71.84%||35.97%|
|WINONA AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY||Public||85.29%||80.89%||41.44%|
|ANNANDALE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||BENDIX ELEMENTARY||Public||86.31%||85.28%||30.11%|
|BUFFALO-HANOVER-MONTROSE PUBLIC SCH||NORTHWINDS ELEMENTARY||Public||79.60%||69.46%||27.20%|
|ROCKFORD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT||ROCKFORD ELEMENTARY ARTS MAGNET SCH||Public||74.87%||69.16%||31.21%|
|ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE SCHOOL DIST||FIELDSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL||Public||76.54%||88.30%||21.38%|
|CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST||MINNESOTA CENTER||Public||90.33%||87.73%||39.80%|
|MINNEWASKA SCHOOL DISTRICT||MINNEWASKA AREA ELEMENTARY||Public||82.86%||89.56%||37.34%|
|MINNEWASKA SCHOOL DISTRICT||MINNEWASKA AREA MIDDLE||Public||79.05%||74.09%||35.88%|
|DILWORTH-GLYNDON-FELTON||DILWORTH-GLYNDON-FELTON JUNIOR HIGH||Public||85.91%||90.32%||25.77%|
|M.A.C.C.R.A.Y. SCHOOL DISTRICT||M.A.C.C.R.A.Y. EAST ELEMENTARY||Public||84.38%||90.29%||47.78%|
|M.A.C.C.R.A.Y. SCHOOL DISTRICT||M.A.C.C.R.A.Y. WEST ELEMENTARY||Public||74.18%||78.35%||46.79%|
|NORMAN COUNTY EAST SCHOOL DISTRICT||NORMAN COUNTY EAST ELEMENTARY||Public||79.73%||81.40%||49.65%|
|SIBLEY EAST SCHOOL DISTRICT||SIBLEY EAST-GAYLORD ELEMENTARY||Public||88.37%||89.66%||55.71%|
|WEST CENTRAL AREA||WEST CENTRAL AREA S. EL.||Public||73.30%||54.17%|
|TRI-COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT||KARLSTAD ELEMENTARY||Public||82.75%||88.52%||60.78%|
|BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA SCHOOL DIST||BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA ELEMENTARY||Public||84.74%||87.28%||44.33%|
|A.C.G.C.||A.C.G.C. SOUTH ELEMENTARY||Public||90.22%||40.00%|
|LESUEUR-HENDERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT||HILLTOP ELEMENTARY||Public||83.27%||28.77%|
|NORMAN COUNTY WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT||NORMAN COUNTY WEST ELEMENTARY||Public||82.03%||86.98%||58.55%|
|NORMAN COUNTY WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT||NORMAN COUNTY WEST SECONDARY||Public||92.78%||95.44%||47.20%|
|WIN-E-MAC SCHOOL DISTRICT||WIN-E-MAC ELEMENTARY||Public||83.66%||85.69%||49.78%|
|HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED||WINSTED ELEMENTARY||Public||97.29%||40.39%|
|LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY SCHOOL DIST.||APPLETON ELEMENTARY||Public||97.93%||57.58%|
|LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY SCHOOL DIST.||MADISON-MARIETTA-NASSAU ELEMENTARY||Public||77.18%||38.85%|
|CYBER VILLAGE ACADEMY||CYBER VILLAGE ACADEMY||Charter||89.31%||87.33%||19.40%|
|HARVEST PREP SCHOOL-SEED ACADEMY||HARVEST PREP SCHOOL-SEED ACADEMY||Charter||74.11%||73.52%||92.02%|
|TWIN CITIES ACADEMY||TWIN CITIES ACADEMY||Charter||83.37%||91.22%||30.27%|
|SCHOOLCRAFT LEARNING COMMUNITY CHTR||SCHOOLCRAFT LEARNING COMMUNITY CHTR||Charter||75.89%||82.07%||53.80%|
|TWIN CITIES INTERNATIONAL ELEM SCH.||TWIN CITIES INTERNATIONAL ELEM SCH.||Charter||74.22%||86.72%||95.31%|
|RIDGEWAY COMMUNITY SCHOOL||RIDGEWAY COMMUNITY SCHOOL||Charter||78.92%||35.56%|
|TREKNORTH HIGH SCHOOL||TREKNORTH HIGH SCHOOL||Charter||77.43%||83.07%||47.40%|
|MAIN STREET SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS||MAIN STREET SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS||Charter||84.02%||26.12%|
|ST. CROIX PREPARATORY ACADEMY||ST CROIX PREPARATORY ACADEMY MIDDLE||Charter||90.03%||92.97%||11.24%|
|ST. CROIX PREPARATORY ACADEMY||ST. CROIX PREPARATORY ACADEMY LOWER||Charter||73.39%||78.48%||11.03%|
|UBAH MEDICAL ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL||UBAH MEDICAL ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL||Charter||84.15%||87.12%||88.64%|
|TEAM ACADEMY||TEAM ACADEMY||Charter||85.48%||83.44%||57.43%|
|TWIN CITIES ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL||TWIN CITIES ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL||Charter||76.15%||44.23%|
|HIAWATHA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY||HIAWATHA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY||Charter||99.79%||99.94%||94.69%|
|CLARKFIELD CHARTER SCHOOL||CLARKFIELD CHARTER SCHOOL||Charter||90.28%||71.43%|
|DAVINCI ACADEMY||DAVINCI ACADEMY||Charter||93.40%||94.38%||19.80%|
|GLOBAL ACADEMY||GLOBAL ACADEMY||Charter||78.56%||80.70%||88.89%|
|BEST ACADEMY||BEST ACADEMY||Charter||81.86%||79.67%||93.35%|
|VALLEY CROSSING COMMUNITY SCHOOL||VALLEY CROSSING COMMUNITY SCHOOL||Charter||78.48%||85.05%||9.18%|
Source: Charter School Partners