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White Bear South Campus Senior

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Posted July 14, 2013

The White Bear Schools are outstanding. I graduated this past June and am confident that I will be successful as I move on. I am not at the top of my class (134/567) but am bringing 15 college credits to the University in the fall. White Bear offers so many college credit courses that I was able to select the right courses for me. I liked the split campus (North/South) as the teachers were able to meet our needs at each grade level. I always felt like I was at a school designed for me. The teachers at North Campus were awesome and the teachers at South were great too. I love my high school experience and feel lucky to have been at such a great high school. Go Bears!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2013

This public school and feeders ( Sunrise) are comparatively, poor quality. It epitomized suburban mediocrity, acceptance & near complete lack of building necessary independent critical thinking skills - evident today in many graduates. Also failed to instill a genuine joy of learning as life long outcome. Differentiated learning, enrichment & careful academic guidance in an open school movement was absent. Years running, undisguised bias against girls from middle school - senior year left generations academically unprepared for college & earnings. A lasting disservice! If this school is succeeding today in any way, it is not by original design - a political fiasco. WB High was touted to tax payer base as architecturally expandable for the future with its intentional circular design (& promised swimming pool). "Mariner" was sold to the City by a long gone private developer packaged with a new fire station for vacant land. The open school idea was born significantly on promised adaptability of the building (no walls) e.g: nursing home or TBD; not on academic soundness of the plan. 624 was left to manage 2 schools, then split campus. Much has been spent in doing so.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2006

South Campus is a great atmosphere for students who are preparing for college. I was an above-average student, by no means an academic all-star (3.3 GPA). I graduated in 2003 with what amounted to be ten credits through the U of M 'College in the Schools' program. I used those college credits toward my minor in German at the Univ. of R.I. and will graduate a semester early because of it. Those are paid for by our school district, and I know I am not the only one who used this superb program in which college curriculum is taught by WBLAHS teachers in WBLAHS classrooms. Very beneficial. The teachers at 'South' are incredible on every academic track, whether they remedial, standard, advanced, or honors courses. They motivate students. One hitch about WBL schools is parental involvement and how it sometimes causes grade inflation. Just beware of that.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2005

Special education students are put into whatever classes are left not put in classes as the law states. Your child has a right to a free & appropriate education that meet the childs needs not everyone in the class. a child with special education is put into general class of 20 or more students and at a level the child does not understand with no support. the resource room does not always have support available so the student loses out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

The cliques at WBL are absolutley disgusting. I am currentley a junior at WBL and have grown up within the school district. I have had the same friends since elementary school. Not much happens between cliques at WB and people can sometimes be not to friendly. The jocks rule and if you are not involved in sports you are not 'in'. The school has awesome academic opp. and great athletic and band programs. Would not fully recomend this school to a new student in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2004

My students were on the advance placement track and had an excellent education. I am disappointed in the 4 period day in that in some cases the whole time is not well utilized. Also there is a mandatory study hall for 1 semester and this is a huge waste of valuable lesson time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2003

I attend this school currently as a senior. I believe it is a good place to send a student, however the number of students in the racial minority are very low. It really is not a friendly place for students of diverse backgrounds. I wish parents were more involved with the education environment of the school, but even still it is a great place to attend. The classes offered are great for a student of any ability, and the school offers many different, fun classes.
—Submitted by a 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 52% in 2013.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
29%
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

All Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black47%
Asian59%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
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

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

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

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black59%
Asian81%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 21%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3551 McKnight Rd
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: (651) 773-6200

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