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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Higher Ground Academy is a public school district located in Saint Paul, MN. It has 780 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
22
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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
780
Free or Reduced Lunch
97.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,935
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,423/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    50%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$65,859
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$981
National
$949
Median Home Value
$303,339
National
$184,700

Higher Ground Academy Reviews

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HGA has an amazing PSEO program for juniors and seniors. Teachers use effective teaching strategies and use common core curriculum!
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In this school what I liked the most was how connected everyone was to other people. We as students and teachers help one another and also get helped. In my old schools I didn't feel like I got in but in this school I could be myself and I am not ashamed to be. It probably has to do with how we have the same religion or same color but this school is like no other. The academic there is excellent. We take classes that are higher than what normal high schools teach. In this school we are expected and put on a high pedestule.
Even though there are goods ther are also things I would love to change about this school. One being there aren't a lot of activities to do there which is sad. The other reason being there is little to no sports. Which I could live without but sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I played a certain sport.
Higher ground academy is a great school. It has a lot of diverse students. Is is a great school if you want to take your kid into a mostly African American school. The education experience is great. Also the school itself is a great place and a safe one.