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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Forest Lake Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Forest Lake, MN. It has 1,954 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Forest Lake Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1270
18 responses
Average ACT
26
369 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$81,603
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,076
National
$949
Median Home Value
$260,100
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Sporting events
    24%
  • Pepfests
    17%
  • Free bagels twice a year for MOST program
    15%
  • The annual Open House for the FFA Program
    11%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Bethel Concert (honor's music playing at Bethel)
    7%
  • Senior pranks
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,954
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,227
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$20,360/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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Forest Lake Senior High School Reviews

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I am a senior and have been a part of the forest lake school district my whole life. Forest Lake High School offers students an enormous amount of opportunities to help them figure out their post-secondary plans. They do this by offering a very wide variety of classes for students, setting up college and career fairs, college and military visits, and other types of guidance. The teachers are super great and very willing to help. Forest Lake High School also has a large variety of clubs, sports, and other activities for students to get involved. They care about students mental health by allowing a 30-minute break in the middle of the day to allow students to meet with teachers for extra help, study time, meet with clubs, or simply relaxing if all caught up with school work. Forest Lake Senior High School is great!
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I’m 15 years old and entering 10th grade at Forest Lake High School. My experience here has been unbelievable, I have tried new classes and been able to meet so many people. I have connected with teachers and formed so many relationships that I believe will guide me all the way to senior year. Forest lake has a big range of classes that can find anyone’s interest from pottery to Making floral arrangements. One of my favourite things to do is to dress up and go out and support our sports teams like football, volleyball and wrestling. I have been playing volleyball since first grade. I love everything about volleyball but I especially love the support that my school offers to help me improve my skills. As I get older I plan on becoming a teacher, I love kids and I want to be able to make an impact on others. Forest lake high school has helped me expand my interest and they offer so many classes that are useful for preparing for college. Forest lake Has so much to offer.
Having gone here for the past 3 years and living in Forest Lake my entire life, it's about average. We have good teachers, boring teachers, super chill teachers, etc. We also have an amazing janitorial staff that deals with all of our available extra-curricular groups. Our faculty does a very good job of trying to accommodate everyone with scheduling and school involvement. Our food is kinda meh, but they still feed over one thousand of us each day. We have a semi-large "druggy group" but it is fairly average for how much vaping is pushed at teens now. Our curriculum is well made and run, but I'd say over-all this school is a very average suburb public school.