2920 80th St E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Simley Senior High School serves 1,097 students in grades 9-12.
Simley Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (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 65% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Simley Senior High School's student population of 1,097 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,097 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Simley 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 Simley Senior High School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#880 out of 1789 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
56%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
59%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
9%
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Black
8%
11%
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White
61%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Graduation Rate
90%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

1   3/12/2020
There are some good teachers, but man.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - HH
2   10/22/2010
I went to the alternative learning center (ALC) at Simley to make up for some credits, and it is not at ALL what it says on this website. Kids chewed tobacco the entire time and the person that was in charge up there (Tom) went on a smoke break every 15 minutes. Whenever the principal was going to come up to ALC, tom would walk to the 3 classrooms and tell each student to hide their spit bottles (for chewint tobacco). This was not a learning center, it was a place for students to meet their drug dealers. Students were allowed to leave whenever they wanted to. Usually students would leave, do drugs with their friends, and then come back and tell the supervisor (Tom and Shelly) about what they did. Shelly gave out the answers to each student that asked her to, so there was no learning in this Learning Center. do NOT send your child to this program if Tom Findlay is still in charge. My mother emailed him and asked what my grades were (Graduation was coming up, I had to make sure all of my credits were accounted for) and Tom NEVER emailed her back. She emailed Shelly and she NEVER emailed her back. So my mom went in there and Tom was SO rude to her. He told her she didn't have the right to just barge in on him and ask about my grades. They got into a screaming match for about 5 minutes. He was the rudest person to my mother that my mom went to the principal after and told him what had happened. My mother never received an apology from tom, only from the principal.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - lkris

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,097 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in MN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57 (Top 30%)

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