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About This School

Mounds View Senior High School is a public high school in Arden Hills. The principal of Mounds View Senior High School is Julie Wikelius. 1,744 children attend Mounds View Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 10% of the 1,744 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mounds View Senior High School is 22:1. Mounds View ALC is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 10%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.9%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I moved here from out of state. The teachers are friends with the students and they are amazing! They teach so much and its such a huge improvement from where we moved from!

  • (1 year ago)

    It's disappointing to see the poor ratings posted here. Mounds View is an excellent school and has some of the most dedicated professional teachers in the state. As as an alum I am thankful ffor the experiences I had as a student at Mounds View. The school more than prepared me for college it provided me with lifelong relationships and and a wealth of life experiences that have shaped me as a person. The teachers had high expectations yet most genuinlely cared deeply about their students. Most adults talk about one or two teachers that impacted their lives when I think of my high school experience I can think of SEVERAL that left a lasting impact on me as a person. Unfortunately as with any school or aspect of life it's only as valuable as you make it.. I think it is ironic that the negative posts seem to be from unhappy parents...not students. A sign of the times I guess. Many of my MV friends have advanced degrees have great professional lives in fields they are passionate about and several of them have moved their families back to the Mounds View district simply because they want their children to have a similar experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    Mounds view was a great school very helpful when ever you asked for it. All schools are based on points that's how you build a GPA. My teachers helped me with whatever I struggled on. For most classes grades weren't just handed to you if it was something you wanted you had to work for it. They have a great career center and advising counselors. My time at Mounds view has made my college career a breeze it has had wonderful building blocks for my life. my advise is ask for help when you need it put the extra work in to the more difficult class and talk to the teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    These negative reviews are clearly from parents that have unmotivated students. As a freshmen in a high-ranking engineering college and a MVHS alumni I can say that Mounds View has put me miles ahead of my peers of my current college peers. Mounds View may be difficult because the teachers aren't easy to contact and good grades are hard to come by. But what does this sound similar to? College. These teachers are here to teach you how to learn opposed what to learn and that is much more pivotal than spoon feeding facts to students. Overall I couldn't have been more happy that I went to this school. Go Mustangs!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter hates getting up in the morning to face this school. She's very intelligent but this school is all about POINTS. They make them memorize these definitions and don't even teach them the material. She tells me everyday she wishes she went to a different school I wish we would have switched her when she said this as a freshman- she's now a senior and still says the same thing but now just wants to get through it so she can find a college that IS MUCH BETTER. I've seen the principal once in the 8 years my two kids have been going to school here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Poor in Science teaching and curriculum. Students got discouraged in science field. The school is overrated.

  • (4 years ago)

    I find it hard to like the school climate or many distant teachers. I have a 2e student tests at the top of the class nationally has learning issues (504) and is failing 3 or 6 courses this semester. I have never been contacted by teachers about the failing grades. I know all this by digging around I check the portal regularly wishing the scores were updated more frequently to find out if homework is being handed in and guess at why the testing scores are so poor. It's unfortunate that MVHS treats only the easy high flyers as valuable students. Not every smart kid can teach themselves. Offering AP/Honors classes must come with intelligent teaching and support--it is supposed to be a LEARNING environment not merely a showcase there is a whole spectrum of students and ALL deserve FAPE many at MV don't get it.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have heard very positive things from my daughter and this school is excellent because I think that it helps the students prepare for college and the teachers are very helpful in advices.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. I think this gets the students ready for college because they have college like teaching skills. This is one of the best schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    not happy with the poor education wish it was more like Maple Grove

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