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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Prior Lake High School is a highly rated, public school located in Savage, MN. It has 2,562 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
7575 150th St W
Savage, MN 55378
Telephone
(952) 226-8600

Prior Lake High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
27 responses
Average ACT
28
340 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$97,584
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,136
National
$949
Median Home Value
$263,300
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Any sporting event allows for friend group growth
    24%
  • Painting of the school rock
    20%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Tradition - Senior cheer on the last day
    10%
  • Choir Celebrate Concerts
    9%
  • "Senior Women Group"
    9%
  • Marching band at football games
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,562
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,886
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,788/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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I love the parent involvement at PLHS. The sporting events and teams are beyond fabulous. Girls Lacrosse is a close knit family. Our new Coach Heather Pierson is going to make this program excel even more. I do appreciate the strict rules around drinking and drugs as well. PLHS has the highest punishment time if you are an athlete that breaks the rules. The teachers at PLHS are very down to earth, helpful and approachable. I have not only learned academically at PLHS but I have also grown as a person. I have been taught how to love and appreciate all walks of life. The facility at PLHS have taught us that each and everyone of us has a purpose on this earth and we can ALWAYS find good in everyone. The only downfall to PLHS is the community is loved by so many and because of that the populations has outgrown our facility. We need to expand to meet the needs of our growing community. I will raise my children in PLHS! Go Lakers! Love this community!
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Prior lake High School gives phenomenal opportunities for academic growth, offering a plethora of honors and AP courses, as well as the opportunity to earn dual credits for college. The teachers and staff are very understanding and are willing to help students achieve success. They encourage students to ask questions and meet one on one or in groups before or after school for any help they might need. For the most part, teachers and staff are also very friendly and care about each of their students' well-being and success. There are tons of clubs and activities to join, and it's really easy to make your own club or activity as well. The school also offers tons of resources for just about anything you could think of.
My experience with Prior Lake High School has been phenomenal. As they allow me the opportunity to strive towards success. As a new student to the state. I did not expect the likes of me to be accepted not only as a student, but as family. The teachers are well induced into their students needs. They care not just for our education, but also for our needs. They treat us with the upmost respect, and above all they trust us to be assertive in what we do. Surely this school will be th reason for successful leaders around the globe. I thank them and appreciate them to the pinnacle point of my appreciation.