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Columbia Heights Senior High School

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Posted March 6, 2011

This school is good. But there are a lack of discipline and clean environment. Though the teachers are very helpful. Their willing to stay after school or arrive early just to help a student. Even though this school has been called: "Ghetto" its not. Don't judge a book by its cover.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

When you think of diverse, you probably think there are cliques beyond belief. But at Heights, there are no cliques. Everyone is blended into one big group. Everyone is soo nice and I have had nothing but good experiences.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2009

CHS is very good school to put your kid in.I had a very good experience. Transferring my kid to this school was a good move. The teachers are great, they offer great programs, and have excellent parent-teacher communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

This school is amazing. I loved the atmosphere when I went there. I am a proud 2008 graduate from Columbia Heights, and I can honestly say, it was the most amazing experience I had ever had. I love Heights. The main people saying its a bad school, are most likely the ones standing outside the walls of Heights, inside, its a different world. There are so many cultures and so many opprotunities for students, they just have to be willing to go for it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

Columbia Heights is a large enough district to offer a diverse and rigorous curriculum yet small enough so that students do not get lost in the system and receive indivudual attention. It offers a lot of benefits that you do not find in other distructs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

Despite the stereotype that this school is 'ghetto', it's a great school. We have a diverse community and great staff who are willing to help you anytime. There are of course students who misbehave, but people get the image of the whole school being like that when in truth it's only a handful of the student body acting immaturely. All in all, Columbia Heights Senior High School is a great school. Diverse, intelligent and a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
Black64%
Asian92%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant72%
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 Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant39%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students35%
Female36%
Male34%
Black23%
Asian44%
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant35%
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 Students39%
Female52%
Male28%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students24%
Female23%
Male26%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant25%
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
Black 36% 9%
White 29% 73%
Hispanic 24% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 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 72%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1400 49th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
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