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Apple Valley Senior High School

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4 stars

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Posted November 6, 2011

Teachers are awsome, Great wrestling program, Speech and Debate teams are amazing, Mock trial #1 in State! This school is the best school for learning and it continues to prepare me for collage. Last year I took APUSH and I realy think that it was a great class, not because I didn't do so great but that it was a wake up call on what collage is like. AVHS is Nationally known and well looked apon by collages for its awards. I've gone here for 3 years and am still looking forward to my senior year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2011

Apple Valley is a great school all the teachers are very positive and seem to care a bout you and your education they all know what your best is and they want you to strive for no less then your best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2011

Continued... This school could be great, but it does not have the respect of their students because kids know when they are not wanted, accepted or liked in their environment and will not thrive. I had great teachers, positive staff growing up at all my schools - didn't think it could be any other way. I as a parent would love to give that same rightful opportunity to all kids. I want to say there are some truly great teachers at AVHS they know who they are because they still care about what they are doing, why they chose this as a career. Unfortunately, they are the minority in this case. It also sounds like some of the good teachers are the ones getting cut - really? Why not cut some of the ones who are so tired of it that they want nothing more than to make a child's day horrible, instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

This school is very bad. The teachers are rude and dont teach the material very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

Apple Valley High School went above and beyond my wildest expectations! The activities offered, and the teaching staff is amazing. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone. My duaghter went to Apple Valley and is now going to Stanford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2005

I had three kids graduate from Apple Valley High School and I can only say that this is a fantastic school with excellent programs. Athletics, music and academics are superb. My kids were prepared to life. The staff and courses offered are rigerous, and relevant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

Apple Valleys art and music programs are wonderful. The variety of classes the school has to offer and the options students have in chosing classes for their own schedule are great.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

447 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black78%
Asian96%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black43%
Asian74%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

447 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

438 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
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 62% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%
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

All Students70%
Female65%
Male74%
Black50%
Asian65%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male62%
Black34%
Asian59%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%
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

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black33%
Asian68%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%
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 70% 73%
Black 14% 9%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14450 Hayes Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: (952) 431-8200

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