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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mayo Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Rochester, MN. It has 1,583 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1420 11th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Telephone
(507) 328-5500

Mayo Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1460
24 responses
Average ACT
29
211 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$65,195
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$847
National
$949
Median Home Value
$167,800
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Cheering, plays and school spirit weeks
    24%
  • GOFA
    22%
  • Fund raising events
    15%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Football
    12%
  • The Jug battle! between local footballs teams!
    12%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,583
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,987
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,631/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Mayo Senior High School Reviews

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Mayo High School is a very welcoming and spirited school in the Rochester district. It has a lot of different opportunities for students looking to fit in to the new school environment. There are a lot of clubs and sports available to every kind of student. However, the issue of bullying should be further addressed. I know a lot of incidents of kids feeling left out because of the way they are and I think they should work to fix that!
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I really enjoyed the friends I made and the rigorous coursework in the honors classes. My teachers were all very kind and most were very good teachers. I think that something they could improve on is the connection between the administration and the students. I believe that the teachers are very good at this but the administration didn’t seem to be part of the students life and didn’t help get student prepared for their future. They didn’t promote different option other than college such as trade school or vocational school or the military. They left the student figure out these options by themselves. I think they focused more on the student present education and not their future in education. Overall, they had a good spirit and comradery throughout the school but need to work on communicating between counselors and students.
I have had a great experience with many of my teachers, however our administration seems to struggle with pride and listening to students. Our administration is hesitant to have our school community take responsibility of issues we have. Additionally, in the past year our students have been very passionate about certain issues that disagree with administrative plans, such as dissolving a beloved class. In these cases, three specifically I can think of in the past year, our administration was not only dismissive of both teachers, parents, and students that respectively brought up counterpoints and created a petition (with over 3,000 signatures), they also have no reasoning as to why they would not reconsider.