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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper School is a top rated, public, charter school located in STILLWATER, MN. It has 352 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
About St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper School...
Address
4260 STAGECOACH TR N
STILLWATER, MN 55082
Telephone
(651) 395-5970

St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
13 responses
Average ACT
28
85 responses
AP Enrollment
67%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$138,654
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,125
National
$949
Median Home Value
$555,300
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.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Our school takes a whole day devoted to serivce
    32%
  • All School Marathon
    21%
  • Heart of the Arts
    11%
  • Musicals!
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Cross Country Team
    4%
  • Engineering club!!!!!
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
352
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,578
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,462/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper School Reviews

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At the time I went to St Croix Prep, it was a very small school, only about 50 in my graduating class. As it was a charter school, it had the accessibility of a public school while having the individualized attention of a smaller private school. The only issue with the charter school setup is that there is less funding and diversity in clubs and other activities. Parent donations seem to have improved this situation over the years though. This allowed for close connections with all my classmates, so bullying was never an issue. Our teachers were top-notch, usually having or pursuing their doctorate. Seminars and open discussions were encouraged, mimicking College scenarios and active engagement with the subject matter. All students were actively involved with preparing and applying to colleges, and time for college advisement was made available almost weekly. It was definitely a large reason why I was able to get in to my dream college.
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Almost all of the teachers are amazing. They are very supportive and willing to help each student separately to be sure that everyone succeeds. I have gotten help outside of school from teachers on many occasions and it definitely improved my learning experience. Classes are usually small, especially as an upperclassman, meaning classes can become even more specialized to individual student needs and be more of a discussion than a lecture. Unfortunately, due to small student size, there is less diversity of students, and some more expensive resources such as shop class and some sports facilities are unavailable.
Honestly? I love St. Croix Prep. Their entire goal is to prepare you for college and I believe they have done exactly that. Yes they load on the homework, have difficult tests, and expect a lot from you, but it's been so helpful in the long run! The faculty is always there if you need help outside of class (whether they teach a class you're in or not) and that's something I value greatly. As a PSEO student I have noticed how much St. Croix Prep has prepared me for college. They really do know what they're doing and all of the hard work that the students do DOES pay off! I'm so thankful I got to spend my highschool years at St. Croix Preparatory Academy and am so thankful towards the staff, as well as my peers, for trudging it out with me. :)