Education

Top 12.5% of Minnesota schools St. Michael-Albertville students rank in the top 12.5 percent of Minnesota schools in academic achievement according to 2014 MCA combined reading and math rankings. Math ranks in the top 10 percent and reading in the top 15 percent. Not included in the rankings, science scores ranked STMA students in the […]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board in one swoop just saved its taxpayers more than $6 million by approving a competitive bid refinancing bond. Supt. Jim Behle said the school district received six “very competitive bids” for the school building refunding bond refinancing. Financial advisor Greg Crowe said that the refunding would reduce debt service payments […]

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by Doug Birk STMA School Board Chairperson   This election season the STMA School Board is asking for your help. We need you to ask anyone who is running for state office: Why does the state legislature year after year refuse to correct the state funding formula that creates vast differences in state school funding […]

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St. Michael-Albertville seniors outperformed the Minnesota and nationwide class of 2014 on the ACT. STMA seniors posted an average score of 24.1 compared to the Minnesota average of 22.9 and nationwide average of 21. The Class of 2014 not only exceeded the Minnesota average but STMA seniors outperformed state seniors by the largest margin since […]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board authorized adding a budgeted new kindergarten teacher as that grade’s enrollment now exceeds 400 students. Approval adds a 20th position to the kindergarten ranks for principal Ann-Marie Foucault and staff at Albertville Primary School, which entirely houses kindergarten. “We wanted to maintain class sizes right around 20 (students per teacher),” […]

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