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Albert Lea Senior High School

Public | 8-12 | 929 students

 
 

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Posted June 8, 2009

I have found the teachers and administration of ALHS to be extremely dedicated professionals seeking to provide the best possible education to all students. Involvement of parents is also a key element to the success of the student. I know from experience that if your child is in need of special educational accommodations, the staff will do whatever they can to help. All I had to do was ask. Get involved in your child's educational experience - you won't regret it! A parent is a child's best advocate. I would also add that my children recently graduated from ALHS, ran in different social circles, and found the student population as a whole to be quite friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

This school itself is great. On the other hand there are very few good teachers and the Athletic department is very poor. The students in this school aren't very friendly. If i had an option my kids would not be going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

Good teachers,great school. Lack of finding may reduce it's benefits however. Needs to have a referendum passed.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

209 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students27%
Female19%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Economically non-disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant27%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 73%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 Tiger Ln
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: (507) 379-5340

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