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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
South Washington County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Cottage Grove, MN. It has 18,924 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

South Washington County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1360
110 responses
Average ACT
27
1,149 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,924
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,122
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$217,920,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,822/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    69%
  • Support Services
    27%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$95,453
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,298
National
$949
Median Home Value
$237,100
National
$184,700

South Washington County School District Reviews

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I am very impressed with this district. The school environment and spirit have motivated me. Through the variety of courses available to the students, I have discovered more about myself, my talents, and my purpose through my school experience. The staff is outstanding. They are role models for me and they are always there for me when I need it. The staff and students help me to be the best version of me I can be! This district also has a certain unity that I've found encouraging. Overall, I am very appreciative for my excellent experience with this district.
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I attended Woodbury High School, which is a high school in South Washington County School district. I never had a question that I was not able to get answered. Anytime I would have a conflict or my grades would not be where they should be, I would have someone there to help me through my problems. I played baseball in high school and we were a good team with the most family like nature I have been a part of. Although the school did not have the most school spirit I had a blast. The counseling office was always there to help and would have tons of college visits for us to take part in. I never felt unsafe in the school and was always comfortable approaching teachers or administration with issues. One thing that Woodbury High School is lacking in would be diversity. We have some diversity but we are definitely primarily white. Our school lunches are amazing, I ate them all 4 years and never had a complaint.
I live in the South Washington County School District. I attend Woodbury High School, it is a great school. My experience with my teacher and the administration has been great. I learn a lot and get all the help I need. There is a variety of clubs, sports, and activities available to the students so there is something for everyone to do. I am a cheerleader for football and basketball and I love my team so much. We have so much fun together cheering on the other sports and leading our student sections into getting so excited until we get a victory.