Alexandria Area High School

93 reviews
  1. Alexandria Public School District
  2. 10-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
1401 Jefferson St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Telephone
(320) 762-2142

Alexandria Area High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Data not available
Average ACT
26
31 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
AP Enrollment
20%
AP Exam Pass Rate
51%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    6%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    38%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    56%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Football games
    29%
  • Christmas concert
    19%
  • Clubs
    14%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep band
    10%
  • The Dances
    10%
  • Basketball Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
863
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,906
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,805/ year
National
$11,890
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

Reviews

93 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    42
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    2
I am currently a senior here at Alexandria Area High School. Our academies and block schedule days are as new as our new building. The freshmen have an "academy" where they each have one block dedicated to figuring out their passions, practicing their education, and looking ahead at what they want to focus on. At the end of freshmen year everyone has to choose between three academies which each offer many electives that specifically help students gain education that will directly apply to their career of interest. From welding machines to Mac labs to CNA labs the entire school is built around partnering with local businesses and being focused on your future. Each academy has an adviser that helps you personally. The staff are friendly and the facility is amazing. The only thing I would change would be the ability for students finished with college, college open blocks, or a.p. classes to be able to leave the building when their work is completed.
  • Senior
  • 9 days ago
Jefferson was an awesome school to go to. Most teachers were always willing to help out. A lot of them came early or even stayed late. Obviously there were a couple ones that didn't, but for the most part. The teaching styles were typically all different. Every teacher had their own way of doing things, but everything was graded similarly. Every time I had a class the teacher knew me by name and they actually got to know what you did outside of school. Overall the teachers at Jefferson are pretty great.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
Overall academics here are awesome. I had plenty of options for classes in fields I wanted to be in at the time. I wish they would expand more on physical education more. The workload was normally manageable, especially compared to college. I normally never had a problem getting into a class I wanted either. The teachers all seemed to have their own way of teaching in every class, but all graded the same. You knew by the first test what they were looking for. It was a great High School for academics.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago