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Moorhead High School

Public | 9-12 | 1520 students

 
 

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Posted February 18, 2013

Moorhead High school is an amazing school. It has many electives, honars, and ap classes. Students and teachers are understanding and fun. The teachers and administrators are helpfull and want only whats best for you. It has wonderfull extracurriculars like drama, speech, sports, science olympiad and more. I would reccoment this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2009

the teachers are fun and want to help you,I like how they give us a lot of electives to choose from, I really like going here
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2007

I went there, and they let me get behind. They were not concerned about me and let me slip through the cracks. Bad school for hispanic orgin teens. Sense of prejudice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2005

Moorhead high is the absolute best school in the world! I went the first year after the remodeling, and the school looks wonderful. The staff are always helpful and they make learning fun. Ms. Tobias is a superb English teacher and if you ever get the chance to have her it will make your school year worth while.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 10, 2005

I was a student at Moorhead High before they started to remodel. I only went to school there for three years, but the experience that I had there was awsome. The hallways and classrooms may look a little worn, but the staff that is apart of the building are amazing. Many of the teachers there care about the students and how they are doing in high school and after high school. I could not have gone to a better school. I loved it there. I want to go back!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 19, 2004

I was a student at MHS before the remodel, and from what I know from my experiences while there, it was a diamond in the rough, so to speak and I am sure it is now an all around spectacular school. The teachers are understanding but firm, the staff are helpful but mindful. Because of it's location in a college town it very obviously has a sort of pick of the litter of the teachers to come out of the area's colleges, which tend to be superb. (Especially, in the Social Studies department.) Also, the extracurricular programs at MHS provide a competitive but educational and ultimately beneficial experience. MHS and Moorhead are honestly amazing places to grow up and learn, and the education I recieved at MHS was second to none.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2003

The School looks a little shabby, but the halls of MHS are filled with hardworking students and great teachers, who are willing to help any students in need. MHS is a very friendly enviroment and going there was a great privilege.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

364 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant88%
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 Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black29%
Asian75%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant57%
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 Students48%
Female45%
Male52%
Black31%
Asian55%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant48%
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 Students51%
Female48%
Male55%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant51%
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 84% 73%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 9%
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

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2300 4th Ave South
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: (218) 284-2300

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