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  1. Academics
    A-
  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
Spectrum High School is an above average, public school district located in Elk River, MN. It has 745 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
17796 Industrial Circle NW
Elk River, MN 55330

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1260
5 responses
Average ACT
25
73 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
745
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,424
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,726/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$86,584
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$992
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,000
National
$184,700

Spectrum High School Reviews

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I have gone to Spectrum since I was in sixth grade, and overall I'm satisfied with my six years here so far. Spectrum is by no means a perfect school, and I have my share of complaints, but for what Spectrum claims to be I think it seems to fulfill its purpose. With Spectrum being a small charter school, there are obviously certain things that you can't expect it to have. Our sports programs aren't the greatest, we don't have a ton of diversity, and there are limited options when it comes to people to make friends with as you're mostly with the same people each year. Despite some of these expected drawbacks of going to a small school, I wouldn't trade my experience at Spectrum. I have enjoyed the benefits of going to a small charter school, including having close relations with teachers, being known and not just a number, and having an education that challenges me and prepares me for college. A Spectrum education is definitely not for everybody, but for me it's been the right choice.
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I have had an "ok" experience with Spectrum High School. They have provided me with a pretty good education, and I am grateful for that. I think that the college prep aspect of this school is great in preparing me for my college experience. I think that the administration has some issues with how they treat students, but their education is pretty good. I think that their art program is underfunded while the teachers in the arts programs are underappreciated.
Spectrum High School fosters a self-driven, competitive learning environment that's great for preparing for college. In the future, I believe Spectrum should strive to revise its policies to be more supportive of students and give them more freedom--reopening school store, revisiting unfair dress code policies, revising visitor policies to further involve alumni in the culture of the school, etc. I would also love to see a few more CIS courses there so that students could receive an AA without having to go off campus or to take online courses.