Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School

Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School serves 435 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MN average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 28%.
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School operates within the Wadena-deer Creek School District.
The school district's 92% graduation rate is higher than the MN state average of 89%.

Overview

The student population of 435 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 435 students
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Total Students (1994-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1994-2012)
Students by Grade Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.14 is less than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1994-2012)
American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
1%
6%
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Asian (1997-2012)
Hispanic
2%
7%
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
2%
10%
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Black (1995-2012)
White
93%
72%
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.14 0.30
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
34%
31%
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
14%
7%
Wadena-deer Creek Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 966 students has decreased by 12% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Wadena-deer Creek School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
2
Number of Students Managed 966 519
Wadena-deer Creek   School District Number of Students Managed (1994-2012)
Graduation Rate 92% 89%
Wadena-deer Creek   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $12 MM $6 MM
Wadena-deer Creek   School District Total Revenue (1995-2009)
District Spending $11 MM $6 MM
Wadena-deer Creek   School District Spending (1995-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,920 $11,416
Wadena-deer Creek   School District Revenue / Student (1995-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,262 $11,593
Wadena-deer Creek   School District Spending / Student (1995-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Verndale Secondary (7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Verndale Secondary (7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wadena-deer Creek Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WadenaWadena-deer Creek Elementary School
    215 Colfax Ave Sw
    WadenaMN 56482
    (218)632-2400
    0.4 mi | 531 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • WadenaEarly Childhood Special Education Elementary School
    Special Education School
    910 Ash Ave Ne
    WadenaMN 56482
    (218)631-3505
    Special Education School

    1.3 mi | 61 students | Gr. PK                      
  • VerndaleVerndale Elementary School
    411 Sw Brown St
    VerndaleMN 56481
    (218)445-5184
    7 mi | 266 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • VerndaleVerndale Secondary
    411 Sw Brown St
    VerndaleMN 56481
    (218)445-5184
    7 mi | 216 students | Gr. 5-12                      
  • Deer CreekWhite Pine Academy
    Special Education School
    401 West Main St
    Deer CreekMN 56527
    (218)462-2505
    Special Education School

    9.2 mi | 9 students | Gr. 8-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 05, 2012 - I would highly not reccomend this school. the staff is not student friendly and extremly biased in their decisions. Students accused with truency when parents have called in. lack of organization. seniors left with destroyed school get no appreciation and respect instead they are treated like 7th graders. if you are looking for a fair well balanced school WDC is NOT the place! - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Wadena County, MN public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.00, which is lower than the Minnesota average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Wadena County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Minnesota or national school diversity statistics.