Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Eagan Senior High School

Public | 9-12

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

14 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted July 23, 2014

Eagan High School is rated fairly high according the new test scores but it is just a factory with way too many students plus includes the Middle School in the same facility. If you can afford it send your child to a private school with fewer students. If you do send your child to EHS make sure you let the teachers know you care about your child and meet with them as much as possible. Home Schooling kids score better in MN and you can have your child "do" High School via computer with certified teachers free too without sending them off to this giant brick box which just is a processing plant for thousands. Frankly, they just don't care-too many kids being pumped through.(Except for the surface politeness BS for the parents.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

If you are thinking of sending your child there as "the new kid" please don't. This school is designed for either very academically high students or for star athletes. Not meant for the average joe. The students that attend this school are very cliquey. They do not want anything to do with outsiders. You will have to try very hard to make friends in this school. The principal is nice yet he makes students feel less of themselves, which is not very motivational. The school is far too big and you can easily get lost, with no one to help you. There are many extracurricular opportunities for students. The workload plus after school activities can get very stressful. If you go here prepare to have a lot of work on your hands.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2013

Eagan High School has been led by the same administration since it opened 20+ years ago. Time for a new perspective and fresh attitudes. If you're not a superstar athlete, academic, or actor, you're out of luck. The school does not know what to do with average kids. Lots of needless pressure with teachers who don't even recognize that your child is in their class! Too big, too much stress, with outdated ideas about how to manage it all!!! Look elsewhere!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

Eagan High School is a high school with both stellar students and underachievers. Therefore, it is my belief that it is hard to determine the school as either a great school or otherwise. However, I will confidently state that the school was very draining when it came to the way that the curriculum was structured (the short lunch period doesn't help either.) It is possible to become very successful after attending Eagan High, but I found that success to be at the cost of constant sleepless nights and amounting stress. The school wants it's students to do as much as possible to succeed, and, consequently, I noticed my peers either seemed to give up or overwork themselves. In retrospect, I was never truely happy while attending; it just wasnt right for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2011

I think that Eagan is a very mediocre school with bad standards. Their productions are ok, and after school activities are mediocre as well. The offer very less honors classes, making it hard for a student to keep an honors ranking, when compared with students taking 5-6 honors classes every year. In my opinion, between Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, and Eastview, any other school would be better...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2010

The school does not cater to everyone, often neglecting the needs of academic achievers. The coursework is not diverse and does not offer many advanced or honors classes. Many of the teachers are mediocre and the school is not socially or economically diverse. The typical student is one who takes average classes, is greatly social, and has no concern for matters outside of his or her little bubble financed by the parents. If you like to party, stay well dressed, and criticize those who favor academics, then this school is a perfect fit. However, academically gifted students looking for opportunities will probably be better suited at another school. But that's not to say that I haven't had great moments while attending the school. Some of the best teachers I have had are from this school, but those instances are much too rare to consider the school as a favorite of mine
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2010

My daughter graduated in 2009 and was recognized by colleges being a graduate of Eagan High School. It has a stellar reputation amongst some of the finest colleges. She was well prepared for college after having attended EHS. Dr. Reikowski is the heartbeat of that school and is an amazing principal and person. She has created a great staff. Great community/parent involvement, respectful student body. Fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

Through class size expansions, lackluster attention to students, and an no attention to frivolous budgetary decisions, I am embarrassed to attend a school that cannot support the interest of any student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2009

This school is great, the technology is up-to-date and even advanced in most areas. the educators are knowledgeable and the facility is quite well kept. even though Eagan is not known for there athletics, their Speech and Debate teams are nationally ranked, as well as the their Drumline which is also nationally acknowledged
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2008

I think that Eagan prepared me for life in more ways than any other institution I've ever experienced. I loved every teacher I ever had there and always felt like they cared about me. I was challenged to do my best. Also, I feel very luck to have gone to a school in which the arts were such a priority. I was given a lot of great opportunities in theatre and choir, two activities which I have carried on to my later life due to the encouragement I experienced at EHS. I love Eagan. I still go back to visit some of the greatest people ever... like Schafer, Melchior, Wartman, Anker, and Pehl.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

I don't agree about the diversity. My son has friends of all races, and they respect each other and enjoy plenty of activities together.Unity club has been especially satisfying for my son. Do agree abut the recycle bins...lets get more green Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

This school has no diversity, compared to other schools I have attended. I have heard a great deal of racism as well. The curriculum is easy when one applies themselves, otherwise the student is left to fail. Counselors have so many students I don't feel they believe in their students. Finally, I do not see recycling bins in the classrooms, hallways, or lunch rooms, that needs to change.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2007

Eagan High is a great school, with excellent electives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2005

Very good school with very good teachers witht he exception of a few like roncheck, madson and others besides the fact that the construction is taking a up a lot of space the school is becoming more crouded then it already was but it should be better.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

522 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black91%
Asian95%
Hispanic97%
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant96%
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 Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
Black42%
Asian87%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English89%
Not 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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

522 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

579 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

545 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
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

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Black57%
Asian69%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant77%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black50%
Asian59%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant76%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black31%
Asian68%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black 5% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 10%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school community.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Polly Reikowski
Fax number
  • (651) 683-6910

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Science lab
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer time after school
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

4185 Braddock Trail
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: (651) 683-6900

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



St Thomas Academy
Mendota Heights, MN





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT