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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Mounds View Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Arden Hills, MN. It has 1,779 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Mounds View Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1430
55 responses
Average ACT
29
535 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$87,313
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,572
National
$949
Median Home Value
$282,900
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
  • Football games
    22%
  • Pep Fests
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • School Dances
    13%
  • Winter events
    5%
  • Theater
    5%
  • Choir concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,779
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,740
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,885/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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Mounds View Senior High School Reviews

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Mounds View is a fairly good high school. The academics are very strong, and the culture is good, though the strong academics can lead it to be slightly toxic for top students. Most teachers are fantastic, except for the few teachers who falsely believe their students' success is the result of their skill instead of the students' hard work (these teachers tend to try less than others and are therefore less successful). The one issue I have had at this school is the dichotomy of a surface-level focus on mental health and community when in actuality top academic students are very pressured and competitive with one another.
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I personally have not had problems with the administration or many people there. However, it was rather easy to go unnoticed, and the mental health of the students is not ideal. I know many people who suffer from anxiety-induced panic attacks and feel the administration does nothing to help the issue. I feel we are pressured to take the highest and most demanding courses from both administration and peers alike. There is also only one school psychologist for over 1,500 students. This therapist is only available during school hours and seems to be overbooked most of the time.
Great school, I have made a lot of very fond memories here and I will always be glad that I attended school here. However, by no means does that mean it is perfect. The academic portion of school is purely focused on numbers and the school administration seems to have little to no concern for the students. Teachers on the other hand have for the most part all been fantastic and seem to genuinely care for their students. This school has a fairly large party scene so be careful of your students getting sucked into it. At the same time this can easily be avoided if you want to avoid it. This also unfortunately leads to the administration having almost no trust whatsoever in the students here. Although, as I mentioned earlier I feel like the positives far outweigh the few negatives I mentioned.