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Elk River, MN
Students enrolled: 1,661

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900 School St
Elk River, MN 55330

(763) 241-3434
(763) 241-3421
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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.

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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.

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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! :)

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March 03, 2008
i think kids get away to easily from things. a lot of times, the punishments are too little in thought.

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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

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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!

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August 09, 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...

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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.

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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

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.

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Elk River Senior High School
900 School St, Elk River, MN  55330
(763) 241-3434
Last modified Elk River Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Elk River Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top