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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Mounds View Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Arden Hills, MN. It has 1,802 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
1900 Lake Valentine Rd
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Telephone
(651) 621-7100
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Mounds View Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1420
48 responses
Average ACT
29
451 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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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
    A
Median Household Income
$89,831
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,452
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,700
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
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  • 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
1,802
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
$66,131
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
$14,277/ 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 may seem like any other high school, with questionable food and a grumpy teacher every now and then. But Mounds View's unique qualities supersede many cliche stereotypes. The school offers a competitive academic environment made evident by its astonishingly bright student populace. In Mounds View, advanced classes are regarded as 'normal'. It is considered taboo to not be enrolled in at least one AP class. The Information and Learning Centre (a glorified library) offers numerous resources for students, from free (3D) printing to free access to laptops, iPads, and the internet. It also boasts a coffee shop, affectionately known as 'Mustang Mocha'. The lunches are okay, with Tuesdays being the most popular for its popcorn chicken. There is always the option to buy non-government subsidised food. But most notable of all at Mounds View are the people. Students & staff (teachers, admins, even the lunch ladies and custodians!) are amiable and bond well despite their differences!
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Mounds View is a very good school, however it is not perfect. The academics are rigorous and challenge students effectively, this however creates an extremely competitive environment for students. Some students thrive in this competition but others fall between the cracks, feeling as though they do not measure up to the academic standard they feel are placed upon them. Clubs, sports, and activities at this school are generally very welcoming and allow students to take a break from the academic rigor they experience during the school day.
Although Mounds View is viewed as cliquey and judgmental (which I can not disagree with) but I believe that if you are able to find your group, it can be a wonderful place to make life long connections. Some students focus heavily on academics or partying but if one is able to find a balance, all is okay! It is nearly impossible to find that balance between family, friends, school, sports, clubs and college prep.