Spectrum High School

17796 Industrial Circle Nw
Elk River, MN 55330
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Spectrum High School serves 441 students in grades 9-12.
Spectrum High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 441 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20% in MN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Spectrum High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

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School Overview

Spectrum High School's student population of 441 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
441 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Spectrum High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Spectrum High School is 0.29, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#455 out of 1734 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
10%
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Black
2%
12%
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White
84%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spectrum High School's ranking?
Spectrum High School is ranked #455 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Spectrum High School often compared to?
Spectrum High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Elk River Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Spectrum High School?
The graduation rate of Spectrum High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 84%.
How many students attend Spectrum High School?
441 students attend Spectrum High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of Spectrum High School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Spectrum High School?
Spectrum High School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Spectrum High School offer ?
Spectrum High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Spectrum High School part of?
Spectrum High School is part of Spectrum High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 441 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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