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North Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1932 students

 
 

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Posted January 30, 2012

North is a good school, but it's so big that it's hard for a child to receive individual attention. Post high-school planning is non-existent, except for a few parent meetings. It's hard for a kid to see a counselor when they need to--my son was told she was booked for two weeks. On the up side, they have a ton of clubs and activities so everyone should have a place where they feel like they belong. As always, fees are rising and it's getting very tough to afford many of those clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

I have had 2 children attend North High. My daughter graduated in 1997 and has only a few credits remaining to receive her Master's Degree. My son is an engineering student at one of the top 10 engineering schools in the country. Obviously, I feel my children were well prepared for their college careers. In addition, I believe North does an excellent job making sure all of the children feel that they belong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

North St. Paul High School is a great school. Our child learned study skills (especially from the teachers who taught AP courses) that made the transition from high school to college a breeze. The school is filled with teachers and staff who go the extra mile for their students. They are encouraging and caring. I was always impressed with how many showed up to support their students at plays and concerts, etc. The school welcomes parent involvement. North also has a very dedicated principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

I think that North High has been a wonder-ful experience for both of our children; judging from their grade point averages and the responses that I hear from them when talking with them. The principal seems to be very involved with his position and also seems to be quite sincere in his desire to make North High one of the best schools it can be. I have the highest regard for the teachers and other faculty at North and continue to support the efforts of both the staff and the students at this wonderful educational facility! I hope to participate soon; to be a part of all the great things that are going on while our 2 kids are attending the great North High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

North High School is not only a beautiful facility and campus, but the quality of the education is exceptional as well. There is a wide variety of subjects and programs for students to participate in. The teachers give the students and parents the feeling that they are glad to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
Black74%
Asian86%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%
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 Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
Black50%
Asian69%
Hispanic33%
Native American30%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant62%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

444 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
Black34%
Asian38%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant53%
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 Students55%
Female48%
Male61%
Black29%
Asian47%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant55%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
Black28%
Asian46%
Hispanic22%
Native American20%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant46%
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 63% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Black 12% 9%
Hispanic 7% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 43%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2416 East 11th Ave
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Phone: (651) 748-6000

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