Washburn Senior High School

201 West 49th St, Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 668-3400
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1162 students 20 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

82%
72%
88%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Minneapolis Public School Dist. average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
35%
52%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II)

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.
56%
45%
66%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Minneapolis Public School Dist. average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washburn Senior High School is a public high school in Minneapolis. The principal of Washburn Senior High School is Rhonda Dean, who can be contacted at Rhonda.Dean@mpls.k12.mn.us. 1,162 students go to Washburn Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 51% of the 1,162 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Washburn Senior High School is 20:1. Sabathani Campus is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 42% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 35%
Hispanic 21% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Multiracial 0.09% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The school needs to make sure that teachers put a syllabus and weekly updates on classroom lectures readings and tests on their classroom pages so the kids understand what is expected of them. The school needs to get control of behavior. This district needs to understand that having an Autism program new in a school takes a lot of planning and the kids are all very different and should not be put in a one size fits all educational format. They are not reading IEPS.

  • (3 years ago)

    Washburn has improved since it was one of the bottom ranked schools in the city but I still wouldn't send my child there. The principal is heavy handed a bully and rude and creates a bad work enviornment for the teachers. There are some great teachers and many average but the main problem is that they don't care about teaching to the majority of the kids only about trying to teach to the lower performers. But that isn't working either and most kids are not learning here. We have moved out daughter to another school because she just wasn't learning anything and the principal is to blame.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended Washburn my oldest just graduated. I am confident that both have been well educated and maybe even more importantly have been enriched by the great diversity in this 'rich' urban setting.

  • (5 years ago)

    The WSH principal really cares about improving this school and is working hard to get the community much more involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    A good school despite its 'inner city' status. The administrative staff and teachers are hard-working and dedicated to the kids. They do an amazing job given the impact of budget cuts and other inane and arcane rules and strictures imposed on them from all sides. I have been impressed with the teachers and their willingness to listen to parents and address any questions or issues. The SLC programs are an excellent draw and the school offers AP classes as well as the specialized SLC programs. The technical programs like Aviation Engineering and Technical Design are lead by very impressive staff. Transitioning from a small private school to this large one was not easy still it is working for us.

  • (10 years ago)

    Good school good teachers good staff. Good education. The teachers could maybe try a little harder to get the kids to pay attention and not talk but besides that it is a good school. Except some kids enjoy picking on others but the principals are there to stop it immediately.

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