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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Mankato West Senior High School is a highly 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.
1351 S Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN 56001
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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
1150
10 responses
Average ACT
26
223 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
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
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  • 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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I would like to see change in the way students treat each other. I know high school can be a sensitive time for everyone but no one should have to go to school everyday fearing their peers. My own personal experience with Mankato West was controversial to say the least. My junior year I ended up leaving West for a semester to switch to online school because the constant ridicule and social hierarchy was too much for me to handle. At Mankato West if you are an athlete you are at the top of the totem pole, constantly looking down on everyone else. This school also has a big problem with classism. If your a student who doesn't come from a wealthy, two-parent home you will face judgment.
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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!
I enjoyed a majority of my teachers and I liked the variety of classes that West has to offer. I wish there were more language opportunities. Currently we only have 2 in school languages, Spanish and German. I wanted to take more French, but they quit the class and I didn't feel like an online class would fit. I wanted to take at least three years of a foreign language but it wasnt available to me. The school itself isn't very diverse but and I know my classes are very limited with diversity.