C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Address
430 Nw 8th Ave
Cambridge, MN 55008
Telephone
(763) 689-6066
Website

Cambridge-Isanti High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
8 responses
Average ACT
26
102 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Prom
    21%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Pep fest
    18%
  • Theatre performances
    16%
  • Snowdaze
    9%
  • Athletic Games
    9%
  • Senior picnic
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,497
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,155
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,070/ year
National
$11,890
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses

Cambridge-Isanti High School Reviews

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The High School has a nice gym and a fairly good building. It has a problem with heating and cooling, something was messed up when they built it so many rooms are freezing and jackets are allowed, others are extremely hot. Many rooms next to each other were in those two extremes, which made it an annoyance. The people here are nice, the faculty are a bit bias. The coaches for many sports teams would rather be elsewhere than coaching us how to play a sport. Many kids quit a sport over the school year. Not all people are like this but many are. Overall, my experience here has been less than exciting.
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The school itself is a decent school. The teachers and staff seem to care about the students. The library there is decent. The school food itself is something that could use improvement. It has very little flavor to it. The smart students can do PSEO in their junior and senior years of high school. This allows for them to attend a local college (most go to Anoka-Ramsey Community College) to obtain college credit towards a degree. It is a great way to knock out most of your gen eds. Overall, CIHS is not that bad.
Overall, CIHS has many up-to-date, quality facilities that further encourage athletics. The football field at CIHS is probably the highest-quality facility, as well as the football equipment and supplies. This is because football is this school's "glory" sport, drawing in the most supporters and most funding, especially from the community. School spirit runs strong, regarding football; many boys try out/join the team, and a lot of students go out to see the team play (especially at homecoming). Concerning other sports at CIHS, they are all generally admired and supported, but again, funding for some sports isn't present like it is for football. I like the variety of sports at CIHS- I think they have a good range for a smaller-town school!