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Detroit Lakes Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 911 students

 

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Posted February 18, 2013

This school is one of the worst I've seen. Very unprofessional and biased teachers. My children were practically driven right out of the school and weren't allowed to walk for their own graduation ceremonies due to the school's extreme rules. If I had a chance for a do-over, I'd opt for my kids to attend school in a neighboring school and drive them myself than put them through the Detroit Lakes High School system ever again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

I have had four children attend this system which was impressive until reaching the senior high school. It seems that the majority of the staff is much more immature and self centered rather than focusing on the well being of our children and what promotes their being able to achieve goals they have held. My children who loved Grades K-8 in Detroit Lakes, argue about going to school on many occasions after reaching DLHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

I have found both principals to be very professional and very qualified to lead DLHS. They are open and fair in regards to handling student issues. I also agree that the teachers are excellent and I am impressed with the freshman transition programs they have put in place this year (Link Crew, Seminar and the 8-period day).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

This school has many great teachers, and a fairly nice student body. I also like the fact that it offers many AP courses. I do have a few problems with this school though. The english department is horrible other than two of the teachers. Also, the assistant principle has no qualification for his job. Other than most of the english department and the administration, this school is way better than a lot of the schools anywhere around here.
—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.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students90%
Female99%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American89%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American71%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American68%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American46%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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

Math

All Students61%
Female66%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American43%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 87% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 2%
Black 1% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 28%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Detroit Lakes Middle School
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Alliance for Student Activities DifferenceMaker Award - National Winner (2008)
  • National Association of Student Councils - National Gold Council of Excellence (2008)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Steven Morben
Fax number
  • (218) 846-1797

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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  • Parents and the community are strongly intertwined with the setting of dlhs. close to 800 volunteer hours were given to dlhs by parents and community members that were recorded as part of official records. countless more hours are donated each year beyond what we are able to record.
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  • DLHS is consistently recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top academic schools in Minnesota. DLHS is typically ranked as one of the top rated school outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
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Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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