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Forest Lake, MN
Students enrolled: 1,547

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6101 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, MN 55025

(651) 982-8400
(651) 982-8594
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February 26, 2015
I would not recommend Forest Lake High School. Our son has been through two deans and three advisors in the year and a half he has attended the high school. It is not a student friendly environment. The school is run down and the athletic facilities are in terrible condition.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2013
Be cautious ! This school recently decided to let go one one of their best teachers during a secret board session that was held without our parents consent. (Dont we pay tuition ? Dont we have a say ?). This teacher was one of the few that presented critical thinking to our students to prepare them for college. I am so disappointed with the poor judgement this administration has used in this case and to do so without feedback from the parents that pay tuition is scary.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2013
There is a lot of room for improvement. Teachers are not required to update web-pages or School View in a timely fashion. The pricipal said they are working on that. That will help future students if it happens but will be too late for my Son. Some of the teachers don't even have a web-page for parents to look at and if they do, the class you are looking for may not be on there. If you have a student that struggles they will probably not pass. The teachers don't call the parents if the student is not doing well, they only update School view periodically ,by the time the grades are on there, they can only get 1/2 credit. The teachers that do update web-pages usually don't put anything on there that will help the parent. It usually takes days before you can get a reply from a teacher if you do have a question on an assignment and then its too late for full credit. I have even scheduled meetings with the Dean, Teachers and Principal and still don't get the communication from them that would help my child succeed. I personally am taking my Son out of this school and enrolling him in the on-line high school. 2 years of fighting to get my son some help and not getting it is enough!

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2012
Forest Lake was a great school to attend. They do (or did, I graduated several years ago) a very good job of attending the needs of a diverse student body. Classes like auto tech, woods, metals, etc., allow those would like to go into the trades the basic skills to do so. There is also a wide array of AP classes for those looking to challenge themselves academically. Forest Lake also offers (or did at one point) a great music program, diverse arts classes (photography, ceramics, etc.), even cooking and sewing classes. I found that during my time there I was able to learn a lot about myself through the diverse array of classes offered, while also being challenged academically and participating in the athletic and music programs. I am currently pursuing a degree at one of the "Top 100 Universities" according to a report by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

- submitted by a community member

December 26, 2010
Forest Lake is a typical high school found in Minnesota. Overall is pretty solid. There are kids who try and those who don't. There are kids who care about their future and those who get involved in the wrong sort of things. Teachers are similar. There are some good ones, some okay ones, and some bad ones. In the end, your child's success depends on how much they try and if they challenge themselves by taking college prep courses (which are taught by the better teachers). As a graduate of Forest Lake, I am one of my many friends who have a Master's or Doctorate degree. There still are some attendees who dropped out and don't have a GED. In recent years, the administration of the school has come under public scrutiny for lack of leadership and over priced salaries (which can be common at any school district). In short, like most Minnesota high schools, FLHS isn't perfect but shouldn't be discredited as a quality high school.

- submitted by a community member

January 10, 2009
I think Forest Lake Senior High School is an excellent school. They offer many AP and college level courses for students who want to be challenged. The school itself needs some updating but overall we are very satisfied with the education our child has received.

- submitted by a parent
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April 12, 2008
i think Forest lake is a pretty horribal shool. They to me are not spending there money on things Forest Lake needs around the high school and pluse they had just built a new new school a couple years a go why didn't they build a new track or why didn't the rebuild the senior high. An other reason why i dont like Forest Lake schools is becouse my kid will be driveing to school next year and i dont want to be paying out $128.00 for a parking pass that is alot of money. so i think that Forest Lake schools is the worst school there can be, there is always drug deals, there is always things geting stolen, and the teachers dont even look at what the students are doing.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2008
I am very pleased with the forest lake school system. All my children have excellant grades and are in AP classes which challenge them.If children are scoring low on placements they have extended day programs to work with the children on their skills.My children have attended private schools that had more of these issues than here.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2006
we recently moved to the forest lake area and this is both of my kids first year in the schools ones in 7 th and the other in 10th ,I gotta tell you the school system here is horrible ,the teachers are abusive ,the halls are infested with drugs ,both of my kids have made alot of freinds but for the most part the kids in the school are a bunch of little creeps ,I made a huge mistake putting my kids in this rat infested school and would not recomend it to anyone. And when ever you call the school all they wanna do is tell ya how great they are ,but my kids are both failing , GREAT SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2004
I think that the way you are handeling the money situation is not right! you are charging these kids $128.00 to park, when the teachers dont have to pay anything.everyone should have a equal right and equal paying rules.

- submitted by a parent

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Forest Lake Senior High School
6101 Scandia Trail North, Forest Lake, MN  55025
(651) 982-8400
Last modified Forest Lake Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Forest Lake Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top