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Northfield Area Data and Statistics

Data and statistics about the city of Northfield and surrounding area.

About Local Education Data

The National Center for Education Statistics is a rich source of education data on the national and state level.  Most local education data is collected and distributed by state agencies, primarily the Department of Education.  This page highlights the following:

  • School Report Cards
  • Test Scores
  • Information about Students
  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Report Card - Northfield Public School District

Minnesota Department of Education web site provides "Report Cards" for districts and for individual schools. Report cards bring together current data on test scores, staffing information, and provides graphics and links for comparison with other districts and schools within the state.  Below are some highlights.

The Data Reports and Analytics section of the Minnesota Department of Education web site includes data reports on the following topics:

  • Basic school and district information
  • Early Learning
  • Food and Nutrition Programs
  • Minnesota Common Course Catalogue Reports
  •  SERVS Financial Public Reports
  • School Finance Reports
  • School Finance Spreadsheets
  • Special Education
  • Staffing Reports
  • Student Data

Test Scores - Northfield Public School District

Accountability data in the "Assessment and Growth Files" are available for districts and schools from 1998 to the present. Reports are available in Excel and tab-delimted formats (note that the tab files often contain more detail). Files include test scores for the following:

  • ACCESS (and Alternate ACCESS) - ACCESS for ELLs
  • BST - Basic Skills Test
  • GRAD - Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma
  • GROWTH (a growth model, not an assessment)
  • MCA - Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments
  • MOD - Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-Modified
  • MTAS - Minnesota Test of Academic Skills
  • MTELL - Mathematics Test for English Language Learners
  • SOLOM - Minnesota Student Oral Language Observation Matrix
  • TEAE - Test of Emerging Academic English

Information about Students

Aggregate statistics about students (at the district and often school levels) from the Minnesota Department of Education are available for the most recent years in Excel format on the following topics:

  • Attendance
  • Average Daily Membership
  • Enrollment
  • Graduate Rate
  • Languages
  • Mobility

National Center for Education Statistics

The NCES maintains the Common Core of Data (CCD) collected from every public school in the country. Data shown includes directory information, total students, classroom teachers FTE, student/teacher ratio, enrollment by grade, race/ethnicity, and gender, number free/reduced-price lunch eligible, and directly certified.