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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Simley Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Inver Grove Heights, MN. It has 1,111 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Simley Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1190
8 responses
Average ACT
26
201 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$74,883
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$949
Median Home Value
$239,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • Homecoming week!
    43%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Senior Citizen Day
    9%
  • Toga day
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Dodgeball tournament
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,111
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,451
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,093/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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My experience at Simley High School has been overall outstanding. I am impressed by the high quality teaching and happy with the overall learning experience that I have gotten from my school. I truly believe that my teachers want me to be successful and strive for their students to be prepared and ready for college. I am very thankful for all the staff and all their support one our journey before college and the real world. If I were to change anything it would be to provide students with additional classes that inform students regarding taxes and other business type bases that prepare them for balancing money and jobs, that is something that Simley lacks. Although they do provide many alternative classes and ap college courses, I would add different electives for students who are preparing for their lives and want to be knowledgeable about other things.
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As a high school junior, I have not fully completed my academic courses here, but I do have a good grasp of what Simley is like. Overall, its an average school academically, we have Honors and AP courses, such and such. But, since teachers and administration push AP so much, the PSEO courses (which are really better financially and academically overall) are not supported well, and there are many loopholes to jump through when you actually want to apply to take courses during the school year. Also, the lack of real discipline in Simley allows for kids to act like fools without even thinking of the consequences. But, all that aside, Simley's arts programs are the real star here. I'm in the advanced choir course and I adore it. Mrs. Lagier really goes above and beyond with her students, and it shows in our concerts.
I felt most teachers and students were average. There was a large selection of advanced placement courses and sports. However, the school has begun pushing equal education, which sounds great but has adverse consequences. Due to pushing equal opportunities individual student needs are not met, class expectations fall and mixing over-achievers with non-honors student result in tension, as some feel they are neglected and must carry the class.