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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Mankato West Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Mankato, MN. It has 1,175 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
About Mankato West Senior High School...
Address
1351 S Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
Telephone
(507) 387-3461
Website

Mankato West Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1340
5 responses
Average ACT
26
196 responses
AP Enrollment
44%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,035
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$821
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Homecoming.
    32%
  • Sporting events
    24%
  • Graduation
    22%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,175
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,577
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,859/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Mankato West Senior High School Reviews

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All the teachers are extremely helpful. They truly live their jobs and are willing to do anything to have their students succeed. There are countless activities and clubs to be a part of for a huge variety of interests. You can even create your own club as long as you have a teacher to supervise it. Mankato West has a variety of classes, many of which will prepare you for your future job. There is also plenty of ways to gain college credit whether it is AP, PLTW, or PSEO classes. Mankato West is a great place to attend school!
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West is an amazing school with amazing people! I had the opportunity to work with many excellent teachers over the years, all of whom helped me become a better student. I made a lot of friends, and I've made so many lasting memories that I'll treasure forever. The only thing that would've made it better was air conditioning.
I love Mankato West High School. When I first came into the school as a freshman, I was scared. I thought that the older kids were going to be mean to freshmen, but on the contrary, they were some of the nicest people I know. They welcomed all of the freshmen with open arms. The only thing I would change about the school is that there is no Air Conditioning. Otherwise it is an amazing place to further your education!