Can you guess which ones they are?

I think most of us remember that our middle school years were rough. We were concerned about our image, and who our friends were. We were enthralled with how we would be remembered. We were anxious to get to high school!

I won't pretend that those feelings don't still exist today, however, kids in Rochester have a fabulous middle school selection! According to this website, these schools do an awesome job of helping our kids navigate those transitional years.

Here are the top three middle schools in our area.

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    Friedell Middle School

    With a 15:1 student to teacher ratio, it's obvious that kids don't have to fight for the attention of their teachers. That's key. That's a way to nurture.

    Furthermore, students scored an 80% proficiency rating in both reading and math!

    It's the best middle school in Rochester and 19th best in our state of Minnesota. It was, originally, a Boutelle's furniture store.

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    Lincoln Choice School

    Just recently, Lincoln celebrated their fortieth anniversary.

    In those forty years, they've produced amazing students, creative fundraisers, and an environment that kids actually enjoy being part of.

    In fact, when it comes to proficiency these students do better at math than reading - a rarity!

    Lincoln K-8 School via Facebook
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    Kellogg Middle School

    Fun fact about this school: it's a beacon of peace!

    The PB explained the school's namesake story saying, "Frank B. Kellogg, who was Rochester city attorney and Olmsted County attorney in the 1880s, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929 for co-authoring the Kellogg-Briand Pact, a resolution to outlaw war."

    It's one of the most diverse middle schools in Minnesota.

    Kellogg Middle School via Facebook