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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Falls Secondary School is a public school located in International Falls, MN. It has 620 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
1515 11th St
International Falls, MN 56649
Telephone
(218) 283-2571
Website

Falls Secondary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
17 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$38,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$567
National
$949
Median Home Value
$84,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Pepfests
    44%
  • Homecoming week activities
    33%
  • Class cheers
    22%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
620
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,621
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,253/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Overall, the teachers are amazing! With the exception of some teachers having a hard time adjusting to students needs, mostly every teacher is open to new teaching methods and participates in teacher workshops during the school year AND summer time. The teachers have dedicated their lives to teaching kids and making a difference in their lives. Some teachers double as a coach for the many sports that FHS offers or an instructor for the many clubs. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure that students who struggle with learning or struggle with a tough home situation, always have a good and knowledgeable time at school. Some teachers that deffinatly deserve some kind of an award would be Katie Hammers, Alex Ringhoffer, Rachel Amdahl, and Charlie Anderson.
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FHS has a wide variety of extracurriculars available. Some include, Knowledge Bowl, Speech Team, Math Team, Robotics, Baseball/Softball, Volleyball, Football, boys/girls Swimming, Drama Club, Cheerleading, boys/girls hockey, Track and field, boys/girls basketball, NHS, Student Council, trap team etc.

For the Sports: All sports has a 0-tolerance for drinking/drug behavior and immediate suspension is set in motion. Attendance is a must other wise, suspension is set in motion. Coaches are always encouraging and supportive.

For the Clubs: attendance and substance abuse is the same as the sports and instructors are involved in the clubs and activities just as a coach would be for a sport.

The clubs and sports at FHS are welcoming to everybody with experience or not. Everybody is welcome and encouraged to join some sort of a club or organization/ sport!!
I have attended Falls High School since seventh grade as it is a 7th through 12th grade school. We have the opportunity to participate in the Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program through Rainy River Community College. I currently attend RRCC as I was ready to further my education and take advantage of the opportunity to take college courses while in high school. Many of the staff/faculty at Falls High School dislike the PSEO program and make it very known to us PSEO students. I wish they would be more supportive to those of us who choose to further our education while in high school.