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RCLS at a Glance

Established in 1875, RCLS is a NLSA (National Lutheran School Association)-accredited school, operating in association with Family of Christ, Grace, Holy Cross, and Trinity Lutheran Churches in Rochester, Minnesota.

Standardized Tests

Each fall and spring, RCLS administers the NWEA standardized test. The NWEA offers standardized norms, but this test has an advantage in that it allows teachers to map an individual student’s progress.

RCLS students regularly score well on the NWEA.

In spring 2017, for example, 87% of RCLS 8th grade earned average or higher (67% above) scores for the grade level in math.

In reading, 91% of 8th grade students scored average or above (69% above).