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Shakopee Senior High School

Public | 10-12 | 1515 students

 
 

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Posted August 27, 2014

This is a beautiful school in an amazing community. The school district has done a fantastic job to make sure high school students have many varied opportunities. Not only can children excell academically but they can thrive socially. I am highly impressed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

Pathetic. This school is a joke. The teachers are not the problem, they care a lot about the students education and are very helpful. But the new principal is the problem. She has changed many of the rules, not for the better. If you want your child to attend a very conservative school that loves to punish students for anything just because, send them here. Now, along with the failure of principal leadership, the lunch here is bad. I'm not talking just bad tasting food, but undercooked food with lunch ladies that don't wear hair nets. Numerous times have students found hair in their food. That is not okay. They have also added a "D" lunch. But by the time it is "D" lunch, the main dishes for the day are gone and the only thing left to eat are the cold pizzas that are there everyday. I don't know about you, but I don't think that that is legal. Some of the students in "D" lunch aren't even able to eat because the food is gone and the lunch ladies won't cook more food. Over the past couple of years this school has changed for the worse. Again, the teachers are the BEST but there's a huge lack in principal leadership.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2010

Shakopee High School teachers care deeply about students and focus on instruction and core common curriculum. Students are well-prepared for their next stage of life. Student learning is most important; grade promotion is earned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2010

Shakopee High School is a joke!!! Most of the teachers could care less about students and just pass on to next grade and the administration is horrible!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Shakopee is outstanding for its deep (and growing) AP and College in the Schools (CIS) offerings. With the CIS classes (Public speaking, college writing, etc) students are enrolled at the U of M and receive college credit. A great opportunity to do rigorous work and even save some money on freshman college classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

Having the school be 10-12th grades, allows the kids to be more focused and more age appropriate. Teachers are in credible. Wide wage of activities as other schools make cuts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

Shakopee is a great place to go to school. The teachers at are all very helpful and understanding. The school really is a friendly place that can provide numerous opportunities for students in many departments, whether it be a leadership organization or school sports team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

with the new senior high school in operation. i have felt an urgency of the teachers to make sure that the students have the ability to get help if needed and to pass the classes. Ganted the school is still a bit crowded, it is not nearly as bad as the current junior high( which was formerly the senior high).if teh students don't take the initiative to get help when they need it, then that is their own fault for not getting it and partially the parents for not caring enough about their own child to help them succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2005

The teachers that my son has for the most part do a poor to fair job of teaching. The administration does not seem to care about the quality of the teaching. Now that it has become so crowded, it seems to have slowly gone down hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

That school is horrible. It's overcrowded, and the teachers there don't seem to care about our children at all. I was appalled at the lack of a LaCrosse team, and equally frightened by the severe lack of racial tolerance. I've not once seen a parent enter the school for any reason other than to pick up their children after a falsified disease. The students are punished for things like wearing head phones, but are let off easy if they're failing, often hitting 3 or 4 'safety nets' on the way down. The classes are in need of severe intellectual division.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

495 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
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 80% in 2012.

495 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
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 62% in 2013.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
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.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black49%
Asian63%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant64%
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 Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black18%
Asian42%
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant46%
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 Students55%
Female48%
Male61%
Black18%
Asian54%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant55%
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

Math

All Students70%
Female66%
Male74%
Black29%
Asian69%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English72%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Black 5% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 30%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 17th Ave West
Shakopee, MN 55379
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