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Spring Lake Park Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1316 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 27, 2014

How does it rate academically and socially. Any cases of bullying? How many kids per class?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

I like this school alot. I never been to a diffrent district but to me this school is great. I've never been bullied. My grades are all A's and B's. the teachers are amazing they are all very friendly. And all the teachers have been very well educated with a GPA of 3.9 or 4.0. I have many friends and this school has many AP courses students can take.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2012

This school changed their grading system to 90% test, 10% homework for the student's grades, which has effected the majority of the students in such a negative manner, they are having to explain to colleges why they went from 3.4 gpa's to 2.5 gpa's. It is very unfortunate. When there are typically 3 tests in a trimester, and a student does poorly on 1 test, for example a D, even if they get A's on the next 2 tests, they are unable to get an A in the class. Not all students are great at taking tests, and it has certainly shown in this new system. (Started in 2010-2011). This has been such a concern that when reviewing 1 particular teacher's students grades, it was disovered that over 70% of her classes were at failing, or near failing grades, to which the principal and staff were completely unaware as they had not done any follow up with their new teacher to make sure that the teacher and the students were successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2011

I truely love SLPHS especially the ELL courses, I can feel the care from my teachers. Class time went great, and teacher also respect the student. The Social Study teacher are wonderful, their teaching ways is interesting, and I actually learn a lots.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2009

My son has never enjoyed school as much as he does this year at SLP. The students are generally respectful, and the teachers are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

They have a great teaching staff.


Posted October 30, 2007

i love this school. i have been to many different schools and to me this one is the best. Not only socially but accademically as well. At my previous school i was failing a couple classes but after switching i am at A's and B's
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

Classes are challenging and teachers care about how the student is doing. If at anytime a student's grade falls at or below a D then a progress report gets sent home. Also the whole school has so much school spirit it is a fun place to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

All of the AP classes push the students to do the best they can be. All of the teachers care about there students and make fair choices with homework. May not be the richest school around but the safety, teachers and students make up for that ten fold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2004

Stay involved. Communication between teacher and parents is very limited until it's too late. Even with notification to teachers and counselors that we wanted notification when something was going on with our child, this information was not given until it was too late. Their excuses ran from not enough teacher time, both parents were employed and they did not want to call us at work, they did not feel it warranted parent notification or in the case of a struggling student they suggested I take our son to Sylvan Learning Center, which at the time, I could not afford so I and they jepordized his education and the educational experience. I believe it is my position and the schools to offer my children the best start in their education, if I don't know they are faultering how can I help make an informed decision.
—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.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
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%
Female91%
Male81%
Black82%
Asian92%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English87%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black43%
Asian69%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant67%
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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students49%
Female46%
Male51%
Black34%
Asian58%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant49%
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 Students34%
Female34%
Male34%
Black26%
Asian35%
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant34%
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 Students50%
Female56%
Male45%
Black23%
Asian56%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant50%
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 68% 74%
Asian 10% 6%
Black 10% 9%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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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Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
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