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Chaska High School

Public | 9-12 | 1144 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 9, 2014

Chaska High School is a great school and it keeps improving. As parents, we've experienced bright, happy and energetic teachers, an enthusiastic principal, a supportive community and tons of opportunities for our kids to participate in music, athletics and activities. Since our district added a 2nd high school a few years back, more students are able to shine. Our cute, historic town of Chaska and our school district continues to attract young families. The community is heavily invested in the schools. We are blessed with a beautiful building and athletic facilities. There are many AP classes available, taught by exceptional teachers. These classes prepare our students well for college. We are a picky parents and we have been extremely pleased with Chaska High School. The students themselves say Chaska High School is like a family. There are no obvious cliques. Diversity is embraced. The students are close knit. The teachers have fun together. The entire school rallies around a "Soar Hawks" theme. We have experienced an all around great school, enthusiastic teachers, a supportive community and really nice students. We are proud to be a Chaska High School family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

At my school I believe that the teachers try to teach us using only their style of learning and for some kids it doesn't work and they fall behind.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2013

As a former student, I can genuinely say that this school prepared me for college in a rigorous and meaningful way. My high school GPA was roughly 3.6 and in college, I graduated Summa Cum Laude. Chaska High School offers a great level of support from administrative staff, and offers a wide variety of extra curricular activities. The Quiz and Knowledge Bowl Team's are perennial State Champions! Last, and perhaps most importantly, I truly felt as though I was part of a community at CHS. I would absolutely recommend this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2013

I love this school! They have great programs, activities and athletics also the teachers are top notch! Even though the building is a little out of date (because it's older) it still runs efficiently! The principal is great as well he always greets you by name. I know several other kids who have transferred here because of thestaff


Posted September 16, 2009

Chaska is awesome! It's like a little community, you kinda know everyone and everyone accepts eachother's differences
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

Great if you are a high performing student, however if you ever get into any trouble inside the school many members of the administration will try to make the consequences both parental or legal twice what they would normally be. they are merciless but illegal actives are as bad asusual
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2008

I believe that it is a pretty good school, and there are plenty of opportunites, whether they be AP classes or after-school activities, for students to succeed. I do see some ignorance by the administration towards the students, although it's not nearly as bad as people say it is. I just hope that the change in administration that will come when Chanhassen High School opens will bring a better attitude to Chaska High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

Good school, but there is no respect for the students from the administration.
—Submitted by a 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.

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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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black75%
Asian94%
Hispanic94%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black42%
Asian88%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant75%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
63%
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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%
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 Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanic9%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Black33%
Asian71%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%
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 81% 74%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian 5% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Chaska, MN 55318
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