A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mayo Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rochester, MN. It has 1,620 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% 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
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1450
22 responses
Average ACT
29
191 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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
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  • 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
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,620
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
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
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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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I absolutely LOVED going to Mayo High School. The school is shaped like a circle, so it is very easy to find your way around. All of the students, and faculty are so welcoming. I have met so many life long friends, and learned so many things that will stick with me with my entire life. The teachers really care about their students and want them to succeed. Overall, I have created so many memories and learned so many lessons that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Mayo High School really is the best high school in the Rochester ares. Go Spartans!
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One of my favorite and cheesiest things about Mayo High School is that the building is a circle, so it is almost impossible to get lost. As an athletic student, I believe that the teams here are fairly competitive and most teams work well together but some of the coachings are iffy. Besides the coaches, I really think the athletics here are highly inclusive and supportive. There is also a club here for pretty much everyone. Ranging from STEM Society to Bread Club (a club that seriously just meets on Friday mornings to eat bread-related food items), to Anime club, GSA, and Art Club. Personally, I have been involved in a few of the clubs mentioned, but I really feel that Mayo does an amazing job at meeting all the needs and desires of students. Mayo also does a great job of giving students the opportunity to prepare for college with AP classes, Honor classes, CIS (College In the Schools) classes, and even the opportunity to take classes at our local community college.
The sports and extracurricular activities available are immense. Mayo has some sports most High Schools do not have. I.e. Alpine Skiing. However, Mayo High School is far from perfect. If you are not in an honors class, or AP class, you will not be prepped for college at all. Because of that I suffered my first semester of college and I had to learn how to survive in college by myself. The resources available were horrific. They used to have a math help room, but removed it my senior year. There was never a science help room, social studies help room and English help room. The only reason Mayo did not get one star for the "Resources" category is because there is a Foreign Languages help room. Administration was okay, but not the best. They did not do anything about office hall monitors overstepping their role. I once got my student ID taken from me and had to talk to the principle because my truck's tires accidentally screeched when I was exiting the parking lot.