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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Falls Secondary School is a public school located in International Falls, MN. It has 543 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Falls Secondary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
23 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$41,108
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$593
National
$949
Median Home Value
$82,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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
543
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
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
$58,081
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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
$12,609/ 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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I like Falls High as a school, a lot. I've made so many friends here and it feels like home to me. Some of the teachers that I've had here will have a huge impact on my future. But the school is small and underfunded. I am a member of Student Council and we struggle to get students involved in activities. The classes are challenging in some ways but only go so far. As a junior, I had to take courses with college credit, because I had completed all the other honors classes offered. Falls High has been a good school to me for the past decade, but I have always wondered if I was missing out on important academic opportunities and challenges.
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I liked how well the school prepared us for the switch to college or a trade school but there was a lot of bullying that the school didn't deal with when I told them about it. I felt like they could have done more for that. I believe the biggest change they need is that they need more people to help out the students who are behind instead of pushing them forward or holding them back, no matter the grade.
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.