School Details

Prior Lake High School

7575 150th St West, Savage, MN 55378
(952) 226-8600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2235 students 21 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

96%
96%
88%

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

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing, 10 in reading, 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
  • Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
66%
52%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10, and 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.
82%
80%
66%

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

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing, 10 in reading, 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
  • Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Prior Lake High School is a public high school in Prior Lake. The principal of Prior Lake High School is Dave Lund. 2,235 students attend Prior Lake High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 9% of the 2,235 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Prior Lake High School is 21:1. Prior Lake Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 88%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have all received an excellent education. One is in college now and doing extremely well with his great background. We have had fabulous teachers who do really care about student success.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son loved this school. I loved how many programs they offered. My son graduated well prepared for college.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a proud Gramma who thinks that PLHS is a GREAT school. The facilities are incredible but crowded because the area is still growing even with the downward spin of the economy. I'm especially impressed with the fine arts classes and programs...visual art classes in many genres vocal music (amazing teachers!) and band music. There are many small ensembles as well as larger groups.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great teachers. Great scholarship opportunities lots of sports opportunities and a top-of-the-line campus both functionally and aesthetically.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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