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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
    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, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Telephone
(651) 395-5970
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St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
14 responses
Average ACT
28
98 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
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
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
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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I began my experience at St. Croix Prep as a freshman. Most of my classmates had already been attending there since kindergarten. At first I was worried that I wouldn't fit in. However, the Prep community is like no other, the bond students share is tightly-knit yet accepting of all new students. Though a school that seems focused strictly on academic achievement, St. Croix Prep also takes the time to recognize the talents of all students, whether they thrive in the classroom or just survive in the classroom. St. Croix Prep has changed who I am, and certainly for the better. The community has allowed me to thrive in my academics, practice my leadership and communication skills, and most importantly to enjoy my high school experience. It is certainly, undoubtedly, always a great day to be a Lion!
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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.
A good school for academics, I was able to take challenging classes that I wouldn’t have been able to at a public school, such as multivariable calculus junior year. However, this school does not teach life skills and has no diversity whatsoever. Teachers were amazing and helped me choose my major before applying to college.