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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Paynesville Area High School is an above average, public school located in Paynesville, MN. It has 310 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
795 W Hwy 23
Paynesville, MN 56362
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
37 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$48,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$703
National
$949
Median Home Value
$127,500
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
  • Football games
    21%
  • Fun in the Sun Day
    21%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • When exchange students come
    21%
  • Dodgeball Tournaments
    14%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
310
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,310
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,876/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
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Paynesville High School has changed a lot, for the better. New block schedule introduces students to new opportunities, as well as building the maker space, moving the library, creating a commons area. Much attention is put on the football program, given that there is a lot of student involvement as well as fan involvement.
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Paynesville is a very close community. The school is a nice building overall. There is a small number of gyms, which makes it hard to have many sports and activities at the same time. Most activities are flexible so students can be a part of many things at once. Despite all of the activities we do have, there are not as many activities as there could be. The teachers are very supportive and friendly. If a student has a question, any of the staff or faculty are willing to help. There are many opportunities that students can be a part of. There are also many college courses available to help students. There is very flexible scheduling to make sure all students get the classes they want and need. The diversity is also wide. We have a few different races and LGBT+ students in our school. We also have a GSA club. I like the teachers and the opportunities we are provided. Since our community is so close, we also have help to achieve things that would otherwise never happen.
I like the teachers, they are trusting, helpful, people who are very good at their jobs. They provide a good education. But one thing I would like to see change is favoritism. Few staff tend to favor students depending on a few things.