South St. Paul Secondary School is an above average, public school located in South Saint Paul, MN. It has 1,766 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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South St. Paul Secondary School Reviews
South St. Paul secondary sets it up so every child has the opportunity to be loved, in a club or activity, and receive a sufficient education. That is something I will always appreciate. Over the years, the school has made many administrative changes which has led to many benefits and many disadvantages. There is now a much more unsafe atmosphere than previous years because of their acceptance of students that were expelled from neighboring schools, have criminal records, etc. There is an in-balance with the amount of issues amongst the student body and the administrative force there is. Something to South St. Paul Secondary's benefit is their teachers, however. They are full of passion, care, integrity, hospitality, the foundation of what is keeping the school together is the wonderful teachers and their role of wanting every student to succeed.
The administration is terrible at enforcing new policies and supporting teachers. There are many fights and many kids wander the halls during class. Vaping has become such a problem that the bathrooms are locked during the lunch period and some students do it in classes. I was able to take honors classes and IB classes and learn a lot. Unfortunately, in the non-honors and non-IB classes there is a lot of behavioral issues and lack of caring, which is hard for the kids who want to learn things at a less intense level. There are different organizations to support people who are African-American, Latino, LGBT, or female. These groups are great for those who are able to attend and get the support or those that want to learn more about the experiences of those who attend. Although these organizations exist and the school board wants to hear about the experiences of the students involved, they only want to know about the good things and not the things that need to be changed.
I think our Academics for the IB diploma program are great because they are challenging. The honors programs are also great steps towards preparing students for the IB program. However, one area where the school could improve upon would be the lack of diversity within the whole school. Also, most of the teachers seem to enjoy their jobs, which is an attitude that can be contagious to the students. Furthermore, there are many great clubs, but it seems as though most of the funding goes towards sports activities rather than mental activities. Something that may seem insignificant would be the facility itself. More specifically, the school is very clean relative to other public schools, which helps stay more productive.