School Details

Spring Lake Park Senior High School

1100 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
(763) 786-5571
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1316 students 18 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Spring Lake Park Public Schools average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
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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
  • Spring Lake Park Public Schools average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spring Lake Park Senior High School is a public high school in Spring Lake Park. The principal of Spring Lake Park Senior High School is Dr. Bill Sommers, whose e-mail is bsomme@district16.org. 1,316 students go to Spring Lake Park Senior High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 34% of the 1,316 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Spring Lake Park Senior High School is 18:1. Paladin Academy 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

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Hispanic 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 71%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 10%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    How does it rate academically and socially. Any cases of bullying? How many kids per class?

  • (1 year ago)

    I like this school alot. I never been to a diffrent district but to me this school is great. I've never been bullied. My grades are all A's and B's. the teachers are amazing they are all very friendly. And all the teachers have been very well educated with a GPA of 3.9 or 4.0. I have many friends and this school has many AP courses students can take.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school changed their grading system to 90% test 10% homework for the student's grades which has effected the majority of the students in such a negative manner they are having to explain to colleges why they went from 3.4 gpa's to 2.5 gpa's. It is very unfortunate. When there are typically 3 tests in a trimester and a student does poorly on 1 test for example a D even if they get A's on the next 2 tests they are unable to get an A in the class. Not all students are great at taking tests and it has certainly shown in this new system. (Started in 2010-2011). This has been such a concern that when reviewing 1 particular teacher's students grades it was disovered that over 70% of her classes were at failing or near failing grades to which the principal and staff were completely unaware as they had not done any follow up with their new teacher to make sure that the teacher and the students were successful.

  • (3 years ago)

    I truely love SLPHS especially the ELL courses I can feel the care from my teachers. Class time went great and teacher also respect the student. The Social Study teacher are wonderful their teaching ways is interesting and I actually learn a lots.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has never enjoyed school as much as he does this year at SLP. The students are generally respectful and the teachers are excellent!

  • (5 years ago)

    They have a great teaching staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love this school. i have been to many different schools and to me this one is the best. Not only socially but accademically as well. At my previous school i was failing a couple classes but after switching i am at A's and B's

  • (7 years ago)

    Classes are challenging and teachers care about how the student is doing. If at anytime a student's grade falls at or below a D then a progress report gets sent home. Also the whole school has so much school spirit it is a fun place to go to.

  • (7 years ago)

    All of the AP classes push the students to do the best they can be. All of the teachers care about there students and make fair choices with homework. May not be the richest school around but the safety teachers and students make up for that ten fold.

  • (10 years ago)

    Stay involved. Communication between teacher and parents is very limited until it's too late. Even with notification to teachers and counselors that we wanted notification when something was going on with our child this information was not given until it was too late. Their excuses ran from not enough teacher time both parents were employed and they did not want to call us at work they did not feel it warranted parent notification or in the case of a struggling student they suggested I take our son to Sylvan Learning Center which at the time I could not afford so I and they jepordized his education and the educational experience. I believe it is my position and the schools to offer my children the best start in their education if I don't know they are faultering how can I help make an informed decision.

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