1351 S Riverfront Dr
Mankato, MN 56002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Mankato West Senior High School serves 1,243 students in grades 9-12.
Mankato West Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,243 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 20% in MN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mankato West Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

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School Overview

Mankato West Senior High School's student population of 1,243 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,243 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
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School Rankings

Mankato West Senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,789 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Mankato West Senior High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#589 out of 1789 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
56%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
59%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
10%
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Black
10%
12%
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White
80%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Graduation Rate
92%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,243 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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