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South St. Paul Secondary

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Posted September 16, 2009

102 years of amazing teachers that not only teach, but are also friends to the students. South Saint Paul High School has been a great environment that has brought me many great memories and has helped me gain the knowledge I need to succeed. With a strong community base, it's a great place to learn and grow and I wouldn't have chosen any other high school to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

I'm a 2007 alumni and I learned way more in my years here than my two years at college so far...I learned so much that I haven't learned anything at college so far. P-A-C-K-E-R-S! Packers are the Very Best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2005

I'm a 2003 grad of SSP High and it is a wonderful high school. Demographically SSP is a blue collar area, but that does not affect quality in academics. I was an honors student and I was more than challenged. For those who aren't so inclined, there are regular level courses in all subjects which are also well taught. The teachers are absolutely excellent in all subjects. The chemistry dept. is unusually good b/c I aced my college chem courses with minimal study! I felt very well prepared for college coming from SSP and I only wish I could find a school of this size and quality when its my kids' turn b/c I no longer live in MN. This is an excellent school with strong programs and experienced teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

216 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
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 59% in 2010.

229 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

214 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

215 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
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 77% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
30%
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 56% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%
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

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%
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

Math

All Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male47%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant52%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male57%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students35%
Female32%
Male39%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Economically non-disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant36%
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

Reading

All Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant40%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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%
Female90%
Male82%
Black65%
Asian80%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students71%
Female63%
Male79%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%
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 Students55%
Female48%
Male62%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 73%
Hispanic 17% 7%
Black 7% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 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 37%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 North 2nd St
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Phone: (651) 457-9408

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