Award Year: 2019
The Montevideo Middle School has a student-centered approach that focuses on student achievement while educating the whole child.
- Black/African American: 4%
- White: 73%
- Hispanic: 20%
- Asian: 1%
- Native American: 2%
Montevideo Middle School (MMS) has a student-centered approach that focuses on student achievement while educating the whole child. The MMS moto is: We are not a good school, we are a GREAT school! MMS is committed to having high expectations for all students by developing positive relationships and providing a safe and secure learning environment. MMS supports its students' academic, behavioral, social, and emotional successes by using the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) approach. Our efforts in using MTSS over the past several years have allowed for the excellent progress in closing the achievement gap within our disadvantaged student populations while moving all learners forward.
Academically, our Tier 1 focus is a strong core curriculum based on the Minnesota State Standards. In addition to standards alignment, all students are supported through a built-in, daily-scheduled "What I Need" (WIN) time. WIN time provides students the opportunity to get extra help from their core teachers to increase their understanding of our essential learning targets in a timely manner. Students who do not need additional support during this time are encouraged to pursue an enrichment activity to further their understanding. A wide array of standardized assessments are used to place students with math and reading difficulties in our Tier 2 system of supports. Reading and math intervention classes are designed to provide additional opportunities to our struggling reading and math students and help them improve specific skills.