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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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 18,187 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
7362 E Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Telephone
(651) 425-6201

South Washington County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1350
64 responses
Average ACT
27
773 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
18,187
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,168
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$217,920,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,346/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    4%

South Washington County School District Reviews

27 reviews
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I really like the options for classes and all the variety of opportunities. It is really nice to be able to take college courses in high school and to have the resources to do so. Also, I think our clubs show great diversity and the creativity of the students. However, I feel some parts of administration could be more helpful. For example, sometimes I think the counselors don’t help and get to know the students like they should. I understand that they have a lot of students, but then, why not hire more?
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I really liked being a part of the South Washington County School District. As I went through all of my years as a student, each of my teachers was very thoughtful and told me I had a great future ahead of me. I got to know most of of teachers and although some of them were a little tough, that is their job and they still guide you in a positive direction. The sports through this school district are incredible! I was a part of a sports team and I had so much fun. One thing that I think needs to be improved is the college readiness. I feel that more needs to be taught about what college is like and how to prepare for it. When I attended my first year at college, classes were a lot more difficult which is what I expected, but I wasn't sure how to go about it. My overall experience was excellent.
I think that the district would benifit a lot more if there were more representation in teachers and as well in adults that interact with students. Even thought there isn't a lot of ethnic students in the district, it would benifit there where people who knew what all of the students experience and go through. Yet even with this, the classes are challengeing to thier students no matter who they are, which is every important in preparing students for the future.