South St. Paul Secondary

  • South St. Paul Secondary serves 1,727 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South St. Paul Secondary placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

South St. Paul Secondary places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • South St. Paul Secondary's student population of 1,727 students has grown by 25% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 91 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students1,727 students
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Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South St. Paul Secondary is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of South St. Paul Secondary is 0.58, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank#1395 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
26%
9%
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Black
7%
11%
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White
59%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South St. Paul Secondary. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.580.54
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Graduation Rate≥95%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South St. Paul Secondary and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth St. Paul Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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