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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Forest Lake Public School District is a public school district located in Forest Lake, MN. It has 6,261 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

Forest Lake Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1270
18 responses
Average ACT
26
365 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,261
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,227
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$76,580,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,360/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$81,603
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,076
National
$949
Median Home Value
$260,100
National
$184,700

Forest Lake Public School District Reviews

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My experience attending Forest Lake Public Schools was great. Since kindergarten, I've been going to school in the same district, and it's made me the person I am today. I perform well academically because of the instructors I had who put their students first. I've never had a teacher that hasn't been willing to answer my questions or put extra time into a student in need. Socially, I've grown into a respectful young woman because of the reinforcement and punishment that was implemented into my school days from day one. The staff at Forest Lake schools are warm and welcoming. Overall, I rated my experience a four out of five because after all it is a school district, and every school has their flaws. Some improvements could be made to make the students' learning even easier. One improvement I would suggest is smaller class sizes and more hands on learning. These are long shots, and require more money, but in the end they would be very worth it.
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The Forest Lake School District is a great atmosphere for teachers, students and parents. Every single teacher in the district is constantly rooting for our success as students. The students and teachers at every school in the district create a community and each school is unique in their own way to that. At Forest Lake you never have to worry about fitting in or having enough friends because its just one big family. However the downside in the district is budget cuts. The schools are consistently loosing teachers, class options, and extracurriculars as class sizes go up. The average class size at the high school is about 40 students, making it difficult to teach or learn. Many seventh and eighth grade sports have been cut, leaving many kids not able to play or playing at a level they shouldn't be at.
I have had a good experience here. Teachers are good and communication with parents is good
The school is very active with keeping parents posted on everything as pertains to voting, safety measures, daily happenings.
Also the online resources are highly rated.
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