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Elk River Senior High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Posted October 18, 2012

For a public school, I have not seen better teachers. Lots of extracurricular activities, sports, and overall choices in classes makes this one of the best schools. There is a large selection of language classes: French, German, Mandarin, and Spanish. There is also a good helping of industrial tech classes: Metal tech, wood shop, power mechanics, auto mechanics, and CAD. Every category of the school has plenty to offer and has many AP courses. The amount of students in the school is a bit high, and it seems the freshmen get worse every year, but it's fun to watch them mature through time. I just wish more kids appreciate how great this school is compared to others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

Having graduated from ERHS in 2005, I'm unaware of the new marching band vs. sports drama, but honestly... it's school, there for it's academics. The variety of classes offered there range from language, to cars, to computer skills, photography, cooking, woodworking, etc. I think the school was awesome, it's crowded for a reason... because it's a good school! I live in the Twin Cities now, and trust me, ERHS is greatly taken for advantage.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

As a student that graduated from Elk River High School, I believe this school is wonderful! Everyone is so friendly and very helpful! We have a lot of school spirt! Many teachers put a lot effort into teaching the students in fun but educational ways. Obviously there are going be some teachers that aren't as good as others. I had such a great experience going to Elk River High School and I have memories I will never forget! It is always good to be an ELK! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2008

i think kids get away to easily from things. a lot of times, the punishments are too little in thought.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2008

This school has alot of room to improve. All they do is waste money on sports programs that are not getting anywhere! Oh yea just because we had 3 hockey players make it in to the nhl they still had to go to college. That really isnt the mind set for ERHS, sure the teachers want you to go to college soem of them actually care, but in the generality most teachers just wait for the 40,000 dollar paycheck at the end of the year and go well now I have summer vacation off how great is that! Teaching can be the hardest job in the world but only if you do it right. In conclusion i dread this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2006

This school is great. We have so much school spirt and every one is very friendly. Our homecomming is this Friday! (9/29/060 The sports programs are very good. Last year several teams went to state! Our extracurricular activitys are very good and open to everyone who wishes to come to the meetings. We have a class that makes a 'weekly happening' show for every friday. The teachers are amazingly nice and try to do everything in their power to help you out (if you are having a hard time) & make you learn, they are funny and some are cornny but what do you expect? All in all it is a great school to go to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2004

Elk River High has simply become a 'pretty' school insted of a 'school'. Money is being spent on, well frankly, on stupid things and then programs are cut beacause of lack of money. Things such as marching band, what high school dosent have a marching band! It seems that the programs that get the money are sports and thats about it. The heck with those of us students that wish to also enrich out minds lets give all the money to football and hocky...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2004

I am not a parent, but a student at Elk River. I have gone there since tenth grade. Some of the teachers are very under qualified, but some of them are there because they love to teach. It is very over crowded and I think the decissions they have made to make changes in that school weren't necessarily good ones. They spend money on things we really don't need, and don't pay enough attention to see if the teachers are really teaching what they should be, and if they are doing a good job. The lunch lines are getting better, but the way some things are run there needs to be changed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2004

School is overcrowded. Offers nothing for academically gifted students. Lunch program is in chaos. Some very caring teachers who do the best they can under difficult circumstances. Some teachers are frankly biding their time until retirement and aren't interested in teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Too concerned over petty things and not concerned enough about teaching in general and the quality of the curriculum. Counselors are great and very friendly but the whole system of teachers seems to be feeling the stress of being overcrowded and seem to have a general overburdened negative attitude. I really disliked the dishonesty I was given on several occasions from the teachers. I think the stud4ents are treated in a manner that is a little too military style and not with enough respect for individuality.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

401 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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 Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian30%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%
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 91% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 20%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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900 School St
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3434

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