A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Stillwater Area Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Stillwater, MN. It has 8,565 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1875 Greeley St S
Stillwater, MN 55082
Telephone
(651) 351-8340
Website

Stillwater Area Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1280
20 responses
Average ACT
27
321 responses
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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
8,565
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,534
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$103,775,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,381/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    4%

Stillwater Area Public Schools Reviews

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Both the best and the worst of education. The teachers - amazing. ADMINISTRATION = coldest, self-serving individuals. Lowest moral standards. They got huge raises as enrollment declined, while cutting programs and critical staff. Attend a board meeting. It’s a circus show. 4 board members side exclusively with admin, asking no questions. (Everything is decided in advance, away from the public eye, so discussions are mostly for show.) Members that ask questions have been sanctioned/formally investigated. Students and teachers have suffered greatly. Public surveys, over and over, confirm that this crew has “gone rogue,” pursuing their own interests at the expense of our children. A $100M referendum promising improvements became the betrayal of the century. D834 took the money and closed three of our best schools. Business community took a strong stand, but D834 pushed ahead with a plan that caused a deep community rift and mass exodus to other schools.
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As a mature adult citizen, and a lifelong learner, I can write this about our school district: I attended Stillwater Area schools from second grade up, and I graduated from Stillwater Area High School. There are many great various elementary, and charter schools. There is a choice of two Jr. High Schools and one charter school. These come together in the High school, charter school, and an alternative learning center. In the High School there are AP classes where students may attend a nearby Community College to graduate early.
I went to a great elementary school with awesome leadership. Then, I went to Stillwater Jr. High, and I feel security was bad; I wrote myself a note to get out of school once, and they honored it. Finally I went to Stillwater High School. There was not enough directional momentum to either the workforce or to pick a degree program at college, when I attended High School.
Stillwater Area Public Schools have provided me with many opportunities throughout my time spent here. I have been offered many Honors, Advanced Placement, and College In the Schools courses throughout junior high school and senior high school, and I believe all of these classes as well as other "regular" classes have helped me prepare for college greatly. I have always had teachers that want to help all their students succeed, as well as coaches who encourage their athletes to put their focus on academics. The main thing I would like to see change is the diversity of the student population. Stillwater has always been a predominantly white population, and I think that leads to a lack of cultural awareness among my classmates. I would like to see an increase in cultural awareness and to see my classmates more informed on current events in our country and globally.