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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Washburn Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Minneapolis, MN. It has 1,648 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Washburn Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1420
21 responses
Average ACT
28
289 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$141,736
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,065
National
$949
Median Home Value
$404,653
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Sports and dances
    47%
  • Pep Fests
    20%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,648
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,417
Teachers in First/Second Year
26%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,953/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Washburn was the ideal environment for me to grow in my passions, which were the arts and foreign language. I was able to complete my studies with four years of French classes, choir performances, and solo opportunities in the musicals and concerts. I was able to use the resources and education provided to travel abroad to study these things as well. Additionally, I built up excellent writing schools that made my assignments in college feel much easier. I am proud that Washburn was my neighborhood school!
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The advanced academics program is great if you choose to be a part of it. A lot of success in this school is getting involved in extracurricular, so join a club or a sports team and make some friends! I would recommend taking AP and IB classes if you can. I did the IB diploma and it was super hard but the teachers helped a lot. The teachers at Washburn are good in general but some are hit or miss.
Washburn is an all around, good place to be. We thrive in academics, arts, and athletics, and it can be easily noticed. We have varsity sports and fans that pack the stands consistently. The IB and AP programs offered are not taken lightly and the IB diploma is a special opportunity. Our student body is diverse and friendly - I meet a new person in every class, every year! I take special, biased pride in our arts program. The musical and black box theater programs are always involved in local politics and themes. I have loved my experience at Washburn and have a year left to enjoy more!