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St. Louis Park Senior High School

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Posted January 19, 2014

Loved St. Louis Park. As a student now at St. Olaf College, I look back on my experience as nothing but excellent. I took either AP, IB or Honors classes every year, and was very challenged and learned a lot. The teachers are fantastic. Lots of opportunities to participate. Managed to do 3 sports, be on Student Council and NHS as well as writing and editing for the Echo, the school newspaper which is the #1 paper in the state. Student life is rich and diverse. The diversity is one of the best parts of the student body. You encounter a large spectrum of people, which enhances the experience. I am proud to be an alumnus to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2014

Well saint louis park is a good school and the stuff u learn there is great to but the teachers when u ask them something they actually act rude and there's alot of drama there and the people there are really really fake like u cant even make friends there But its good if u dont get to know the bad people but i loved saint louis park highs school and the school should improve as like u know be respectful to the student s and dont be rude and they should have more teacher gurdens there


Posted April 23, 2012

SLPHS was horrible for me! I had a pretty good social life there and everything.. but I failed... every, single, class! The teachers were just rude if you asked something.. And the students are so fake.. Drama sucks you in there for sure!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2010

great school teacers are nice it was number two in MN. i would send your kids here
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2010

I went to Park schools from 5th to 9th grade and my grades where at their worst and i had the least amount of friends than any other school I have been to. the kids are mean and stuck up. even people who are your 'friends' talk bad about you. and the teachers care nothing about, the students(some do). i needed i IEP, and they never helped me get one or even helped find another way to keep my grades up. The school i go to now gave me an IEP right away and i have a 4.0 GPA and i am in all honors and AP classes. SLP is not a good school. its hard, and not in the good way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

Great Teachers! After being in college for a couple years, I have nothing but respect for my high school teachers. They made sure my education was a solid foundation for my future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2009

its a great place to learns and is basically ahead of the game. i have taken my kids to all kids of schools. from charter, public, and even online homeschooling. but when St. Louis Park High School, not only did they do better in school, they were soooo much happier. I'm the kind of parent that wants the best for her children and will not stop until she finds the absolute best school for them. And I have found it. St.Lous Park Senior High School. Also, please don't put your kids in an online school, I've seen it and my children were completely miserable. If you want the absolute best for you child, with a extremely safe environment, take them to SLPHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

I think SLPHS is the best thing thats happened to my kids. I have tried everything. I've taken them to other public schools, private schools, charter and even K12/MNVA online homeschools. But nothing has come close to SLPHS. Its amazing how you can take AP classes in the school and get college credit for it. Their grades are excellent and they actually like to do work now. I love seeing them so happy. If you are a parent that wants nothing but the best for your children and will do anything for them to get a great education, in an extremely safe, non-violent environment, take them to SLPHS. Also, I found that online school is the worst thing for kids. If you think that keeping them in the house and from the outside world is going to help them, its not. Homeschool/online school doesnt work. Trust me, I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Great school with an excellent group of teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

This school is actually ahead of the game in discussing changes that make the learning experience for all students a more positive one. Still, recent test score will attest to how students of color have been excluded from the school's model of academic excellence. The new principal seems willing to discuss ways to address this issue, but as a parent, during my two-year interaction I have only been able to indentify a couple of teachers who are able to engage students who are not walking through their doors with a zest for learning. Without engagement, which is more challenging with many students during adolescent and young adult years, a student will not fair well, even with lots of family support. Yet positive change appears to be on the horizon, but too little and -- for many students and families, particularly those of color at SLPHS -- too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

We give SLPHS an A+. I am a single-parent,low income and left Minneapolis because the standards were academically/behaviorally abysmal. SLPSH teachers were hard on my daughter like all the other kids. SLPSH gives equal opportunity to all kids who want to learn and parents who value a free, top-notch education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

St. Louis Park Senior High is a great place to learn and succeed. It has high quality academics, rated at 305th of all public schools in the nation, one of only 3 out of Minnesota. It aslo has strong athletics and extracurriculars. As St. Louis Park Public Schools say and do, 'Achieving success, one student at a time.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

'No Child Left Behind' is a catchy phrase with absolutely no credibility - if your child functions well on their own with little need for hands on, this school is okay...not great...however if your child struggles, this is not the place for him/her. My youngest child 'was left behind' and the teachers, counselors and administrative staff were perfectly fine with this. If I had not taken a year off of work to extensively tudor my own child, she would never have graduated. There is tremendous parental support of sporting and extracurricular events along with day to day volunteering in the school, however if this were not the case this school would fail miserably. Discipline is non-existant. Think twice about enrolling your student, especially the ones needing extra attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

First off, I think there is a certain level of parental involvement that makes St. Louis Park as fabulous as it is. Art programs are growing, music is abounding (and beautiful), the whole school cheers on its athletes together, and the extracurricular activities are countless. This school knows how to make a positive experience out of an education. Any student who gives a good effort to continue in their academic rigor will be successful and any student who isn't so motivated has many options. To truly be 'left behind', a student would really need to work at it because the staff at St. Louis Park High School is top-notch. The academics at this school are extremely well-respected and challenging for students at all levels. As for the supposed fights at the school-- welcome to America. Look at any High School. SLP is a safe school in a safe suburb.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 7, 2005

I recomend all parents who plan to enroll your child in this school to do some serious questioning and call the police dept. to inquire on the fights and violence. There is extreme violence happening and these students are allowed to come right back. Also a lot of gangs colors and want a be thugs not coming to be educated but to fight and do drugs. Last week there were several extreme fights. Also students not even attending this school allowed to hang out in the halls. The School board claims comapssion for these peole as they continue to loose good students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

This school is horrible. They claim they are all about the 'no child left behind' saying. My child was left behind. She was in the hospital for a while and when she got back the staff did nothing help her get back on track. They just basically stuck her in special Ed and marked her off as 'Stupid' because she was not up to speed with the other students. There is a reason they call them selfs a school of excellence. It is because all of the students that need help are hidden away so that the school can put all their effort in to the star students that have not been hit with bad events in their life or their parents work in the school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

Great staff, great leadership, high academic standards.
—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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

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

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black79%
Asian73%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant89%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black22%
Asian60%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant65%
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

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students61%
Female57%
Male64%
Black28%
Asian50%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students35%
Female29%
Male40%
Black10%
Asian18%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Economically non-disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant35%
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 Students52%
Female49%
Male54%
Black14%
Asian52%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant52%
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 61% 73%
Black 23% 9%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 33%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6425 West 33rd St
St Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: (952) 928-6100

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