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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Moorhead High School is an above average, public school located in Moorhead, MN. It has 1,846 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

Moorhead High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1350
15 responses
Average ACT
26
195 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$60,677
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,900
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Theatre Spring and Fall shows
    31%
  • Sporting events
    24%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Homecoming festivities
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Morp
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,846
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
79%
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
$58,570
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.8%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,050/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Moorhead High is a good school with lots of sports and arts opportunities. We have many good teachers, but as student population increases, class sizes have started to get too big. Some of my classes are as big as 38 students, and sitting in the back of a class this size is just not suitable for learning. I also believe that this school needs to be updated, it has too many students and not enough room. Teachers make great connections with their students and are there for you if you need anything. The arts are really big at Moorhead High, and our theater and speech programs are very good!
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Moorhead High School is full of teachers and staff that genuinely care about the success of their students and strive to make sure they do their best to prepare students for the future. MHS offers a wide variety of classes and electives and has many opportunities for students to take classes that will earn them college credits, and the counselors at MHS check in with students to make sure they have a plan for post graduation. MHS also offers many different clubs and sports for students to participate in, the newest one being Lacrosse. Everyone from the Janitors to the Principal work hard to make every student feel welcome to ensure students are in the best environment to learn and prepare them for life after high school, whether it be college, trade school, or anything else students decide to do.
Overall a great place to grow as a human being, a lot of opportunities to excel in and out of the classroom. Though funding from the state does limit certain aspects, the school is very good at working out solutions. Excited to see what happens after the new renovation is done!