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Roseville Area Senior High School

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Posted June 11, 2013

RAHS is a great school for many kids, but not for everyone. I went there for four years and have experienced both sides of academics- the regular level courses and the AP level courses. The gap between the two is enormous. If you're not going to take AP classes your education is so minimal. I was stunned to hear people struggling to read in 11th grade advance comp, which was supposed to be the more difficult of the two regular level courses. Socially, I've found some students have troubles getting along with people, although everyone can really find their niche. However, sometimes the boundaries in some cliches seem dangerous to cross and some students get the mentality that they're "all that". Quite annoying. ANYWAYS. Most of the teachers are great, although there are quite a few in each department you'd just dread having. Some teachers give lots of busy work and don't teach their subject as well as it perhaps should be. Now, the sports at RAHS are mixed. Hockey is great- I can't believe hockey isn't listed in the extra curriculars. Track, cross country, gymnastics, cheer leading, and lots of other sports are also very good!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2013

Thought this was a great school to start out with. Eventually a big disappointment. Teachers witness bullying, but just let it slide to a point that the student needs to do things to defend themselves, which leads to expulsion. Teachers, who at every opportunity said my son was a grood student and a joy to have in calss. Did not step up to my sons defense when he needed them the most. The Assistant Pricipal, just shrugged us off as if we were alsmost invisible. If you send you child to this school, you will have to ask your students questions every night as to what is going on, as the school communication is nill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

I am a parent of two students who have attended RAHS. They both did very well. My daughter took 2 AP classes and scored a 4 and a 5 on her tests. She also attended dual enrollment classes at a nearby college. She also got college credits for photography classes she took at RAHS. My son has participated in sports and really enjoys this. RAHS has several no-cut sports. He will be attending Dual enrollment at college for two years. That represents a huge savings for our family! The counselors were really helpful in making sure my kids were successful in these programs. Now my third son will be going to RAHS. We are happy that he will be able to be on the tennis team and play violin in the orchestra. Lots of opportunities at RAHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

this is the best school ever I have an a in every class, my teachers are so nice and helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2009

I went to RAHS and didn't feel I got that great of an education until I got to college. I coasted through the first few years of college and so did many of my friends while others stuggled. If you take the AP courses offered at RAHS, you'll be more than ready for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2008

RAHS is a great school for the arts, music, and computers. Classes are crowded, averaging about 30-40 kids (in your average class). It has many oppertunities for people with a low GPA. Like every school, it does have quite a few 'fights' every year. Also the parking lot is overcrowded, not exactly a safe thing for your kids.


Posted June 1, 2008

I just had my first year at RAHS and i liked it alot for someone that didnt like to go to school and just could not wait for school to get out I was not that kind of person i was a person that really liked going to school and i was a hated the days we had off becouse i love going to that school alot. plus that school has a oppertunity for kids that have a low GPA score or have low test scors there is a program for those student that need extra help in diffrent areas in learning. i really miss that school and i wish i could go back to that school becouse that school has a great line of acidemics to do if you are in shape or not there is alot of appertunites for students to get involve with
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2007

I disagree with the person who said all that teachers do is patrol the halls and that the school is paranoid. I attended RAHS for four years, and thought the opportunities and teaching were top-notch. I now attend a fairly selective liberal arts college, so do have something to compare the education to. Core classes are indeed two of three trimesters, but there are many offerings to help flesh out that third trimester. For example, I had three trimesters of science every year by also signing up for Marine Biology, Forensics, and Anatomy & Physiology, all classes geared toward students who may want that additional third trimester. While the class size increased while I was there, the staff still made individual connections with students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 8, 2007

If your child struggles at all in a large, crowded environment, I suggest looking elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

We have been in Roseville district since Kindergarten and the education has declined each year. Less money obviously has played a part in the cutting of classes and increased fees for extracurricular activities. Overall, they are an average district with average academic programs and average extracurricular activities. In regards to discipline, (the middle and high school in particular) there is rigid enforcement with no consideration of the individual circumstances of the incident and the student. The rigid enforcement is, although, selectively enforced. Certain students receive harsher punishments based on their perceived attitude or history. Safety of students is sometimes an issue at the high school. Elementary schools are above average
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

I graduated from RAHS in 2000. I transferred here from a high school in Arizona. I think RAHS was a really great school in terms of education, especially in the music and fine arts category. They are accomodating to students with children and have a good athletics and organizations programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 4, 2004

I went to this school (recently) myself and I can say first hand that teachers do not patrol the hall instead of teaching students. There are quite a few hall monitors that do that job. Don't be discouraged by one persons bitter attitude and attempt to blame everyone and everything except for the person actually responsible. RAHS is a wonderful school. And believe me, I disliked school (at the time) as much as any other student did, but I'm still proud to have gone to Roseville Area High School! No school is better!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2004

An amazing all around educational experience! Roseville has the best music and arts programs in the State! Plus it's teachers care deeply for each and every student that enters it's doors. Great classes and enthusiasm...the athletics is outstanding as well! If you graduate from Roseville, you graduate with a head start toward college that will benefit you greatly. I wish I had more kids to send to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

If you want your kids not to learn anything because the teachers are too busy patrolling the halls to teach, this is the school for you. If you want a school that will force your kids into counseling if they wear 'controversial' clothing (i.e. black shirts, trenchcoats), this is the school for you. This may be the most paranoid school in the country. As an example, my son had his Sweet Tarts confiscated because the dean though they were drugs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

Roseville is a great school becuase of how well the music and art programs are. You won't find a better public school in the country. The teachers and programs are wonderful if you send your kid here they will have tons of opportunities that other kids wouldn't have even if they went to a private school.


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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.

525 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

519 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black76%
Asian66%
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant86%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
Black49%
Asian52%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant70%
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.

519 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

520 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black54%
Asian46%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant69%
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 Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Black39%
Asian35%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English61%
Non-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

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Black33%
Asian38%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant53%
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 67% 74%
Asian 14% 6%
Black 12% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10
School end time
  • 2:40
School Leader's name
  • Jenny Loeck
Fax number
  • (651) 635-1699

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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1240 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
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