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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Detroit Lakes Public School District is an above average, public school district located in Detroit Lakes, MN. It has 3,044 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About Detroit Lakes Public School District...
Address
702 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Telephone
(218) 847-9271
Website

Detroit Lakes Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
49 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,044
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,309
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$30,672,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,922/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    5%

Detroit Lakes Public School District Reviews

11 reviews
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Overall, I had a pretty average experience of k-12. I made friends, I went to class, I had school drama. Food was okay but in high school I appreciated the option of the sandwich line and leaving for lunch. I loved the internship opportunities in high school. Most teachers treated you with respect and gave us the help we needed for our education. In high school, the school was united, all grades talked to each other and have friends in other grades. The biggest push for this was all of the activities and sports. For example, not only the students but the teachers encouraged, and cheered on everyone on the team, even if they didn't know them well. This school district really makes you feel welcome when you're new also. I made my life-long friends here. I have teachers that still say hi when they see me around town, even though I was a very quiet student. They helped me come out of my shell and pushed/encouraged me to do the best I could. I'm glad I went through this school district.
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This school puts a lot of energy into attendance,academics, and atheletics. Although my experience here was very normal, personally, I would like to see the faculty trust the students a little more. Teachers have to trust their students to be honest, just as students have to trust their teachers to prepare them. It seems that students are assumed guilty and at fault all the time. Weather it be late work or just absences. It's always the students word against the faculty. It's always about punishment rather then reward. Also having a commons area that's not the lunchroom would be very beneficial for those who would like to eat and do homework and gives people a place to eat quietly.
I would like to see efforts by administration and faculty to support students focused in academia, not just athletics. I would also like to see the administration put time and effort into finding out why the majority of the districts students of color and lgbtqia students attend the Area Learning Center instead of the High School