District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Spirit Lake Community School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

College Success Award

These are some of the best public high schools in Spirit Lake Community School District at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.

District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Spirit Lake Community School District

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Parent / Guardian
February 03, 2021
Exceptional elementary school! I reviewed 4 school districts for our child prior to her beginning Pre-K and I couldn't be happier with my choice. The entire staff from teachers, teaching assistants,... More
Current student
October 27, 2012
Yuck. I didn't realize how far behind I was, and the other kids are, until I moved. This school is so far behind and I don't think the laptops are helping. Manditory "study halls" seem like a waste of... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
September 29, 2010
I am a tenth grader and i go to West Valley high school in Fairbanks, Alaska. I went to Spirit Lake Middle school and I can honestly say that I miss it very much. The teachers were great and I miss... More
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