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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Howard Lake, MN. It has 1,160 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
About Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) Public Schools...
Address
8700 County Road 6 SW
Howard Lake, MN 55349
Telephone
(320) 543-3900
Website

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
26 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,160
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,500
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$13,184,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,995/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) Public Schools Reviews

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I have gone to the HLWW public schools for my entire k-12 education. I enjoy how I got to know everyone and create close bonds with people easily. By graduation, I was friends with everyone and there wasn't an opportunity for me to be alone. Because of location, there isn't very much diversity and I often found myself being the only person providing diversity in an area. I did enjoy my experience there and as a college student I am grateful for the experiences I have had at this district. I still talk to my former teachers and still am very close with them. The small community allows you to get to know everyone, easily and I genuinely enjoyed the teachers I had and got to know better. I was offered many opportunities to travel and adventure, a language to study, and life skills to learn. There could definitely be some improvement but the location plays part of a role in ways not to be able to improve but that is common in small rural towns and communities.
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My experience at HLWW has been a very good one. Since we have such a small student body, it's easy to learn everyone's names and what kind of person they are. That's one thing I love about going to school here. A lot of schools have over 300 students in one grade, and they don't know who half of them are. But, at HLWW, we have a little over 300 in our whole high school. I like how I can walk down the halls and know who every person is. In academics, HLWW has some of the most caring teachers you've ever seen. They really want their students to succeed and have a future. In sports, we have coaches that never give up. They don't let a record from the year before stop them from trying to be the best. Our players are also very resilient, they work hard and never give up. Overall, HLWW is a very safe, kind, and fun place to go to school.
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School is a brilliant school for many reasons. It contains a small, close-knit community where everyone knows and cares for each other, including the teachers. I love how involved the teachers are willing to get in order to help students succeed in life. I have never felt unwelcome in this school and it is the best feeling in the world to feel safe in a learning environment. With safe learning environment, caring peers, and a general uplifting atmosphere, this school is one that anyone could go to in order to thrive in life. Being a student of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School since the fifth grade, I feel like home each time I walk through the doors in the morning and I wouldn't trade that feeling for anything.