Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,532
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    171 3.5
  • Ranking

Cambridge-Isanti High School is a public school in Cambridge, Minnesota. It has 1,532 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 61% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 171 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

430 Nw 8th Ave
Cambridge, MN 55008
(763) 689-6066

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 171 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There aren't very many opportunities for people that don't like sports or politics.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: CIHS holds a special place in my heart. I had a pretty good high school experience, save for some stressing coursework, shifting friend groups, feeling like I didn't belong, and low morale, in general. On the positive side of things, I learned SO much from a lot of my classes (Mike Sorn is an amazing math teacher who helped me conquer my math fears), eventually found my niche in school (in my senior year...better late than never), met a lot of good-hearted people (a few whom I know will be life-long friends), and had a great time being involved in school sports and musical ensembles. CIHS has an interesting dynamic, and it can get depressing and/or discouraging if you fall into not being true to yourself. I was discouraged by the lack of diversity and open-mindedness. However, the lack of these elements of CIHS also inspired me and many, many others to really be ourselves and push forward through those small-town views. CIHS offers SO many great opportunities for academic success, especially if you seek out those opportunities. College preparation (especially counselor help with applications) was of high-quality, in particular. CIHS is a great school, despite the shortcomings I perceive that it holds. CIHS really helped me to become an individual, to not worry so much, work hard, have fun, and ultimately help me to start the next phase of my life adventure! So, thank you CIHS. I would choose you if I could do it all over again.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: In my high school career, I started out eating the cafeteria food (mainly salads or sandwiches), but ended up bringing my own food a lot of the time. I especially had to do that because I switched my diet to a gluten-free diet, whilst attending CIHS. However, in all fairness, the salad and sub options were pretty good, actually. There are always fruit and vegetable options available! Overall though, there's just a lot of processed, starch-heavy foods. I think that's common in any high school- having unhealthy, processed foods available. Also, CIHS isn't that diverse so it doesn't have too many cultural foods as options...
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: The administration at CIHS is pretty strong, pretty thorough. Sometimes it is a bit much, especially regarding dress code; students are generally allowed to wear what they want, but sometimes the admin strike down when their reasons for doing so aren't really relevant. Otherwise, the admin keep CIHS running smoothly, and have pretty open minds.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Overall, CIHS has many up-to-date, quality facilities that further encourage athletics. The football field at CIHS is probably the highest-quality facility, as well as the football equipment and supplies. This is because football is this school's "glory" sport, drawing in the most supporters and most funding, especially from the community. School spirit runs strong, regarding football; many boys try out/join the team, and a lot of students go out to see the team play (especially at homecoming). Concerning other sports at CIHS, they are all generally admired and supported, but again, funding for some sports isn't present like it is for football. I like the variety of sports at CIHS- I think they have a good range for a smaller-town school!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.33 Cambridge Primary School Public
2.66 Cambridge Intermediate School Public
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Oak Land Area Learning Center West Public, Alternative
Oak Land Cooperative Center - Princeton Community (PC) Public, Alternative, All-Boys
Oak Land Cooperative Center - Campbridge-Isanti Community (CIC) Public, Alternative
Moving Forward Transitions Program Public
Calvary Baptist Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Cambridge Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Cambridge Middle School Public
2.33 Isanti Intermediate School - School for all Seasons Public
2.33 Isanti Primary School Public
2.66 Isanti Intermediate School Public
2.66 Isanti Middle School Public
2.66 Minnesota Center School Public
3.00 Braham Elementary School Public
2.33 Braham Area Secondary School Public
Braham Area Learning Program Public, Alternative

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Cedar Creek Community School 16 mi. 836
2.33 St. Francis High School 15 mi. 1,687
2.66 St. Francis Middle School 15 mi. 1,191
3.00 North Branch Senior High School 14 mi. 996
2.66 North Branch Middle School 14 mi. 999

Around Cambridge-Isanti High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.2%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 23.6%
Grade 12 24.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 38% The teachers want to help you succeed.
  • 25% There is a variety of clicks for everyone.
  • 19% There are many college and AP courses available
  • 12% There are many extracurricular activities
  • 6% Bullying is fairly minimal.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 47% The bathrooms need fixing.
  • 13% Administration
  • 13% Cliques
  • 13% Lunch
  • 7% Teachers
  • 7% Student attitude- need to be more open-minded

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% The excellent academic performance of the students
  • 25% Our competitive One-Act play is well-revered.
  • 25% Our highly ranked Model United Nations team

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Character
  • 22% Typical
  • 11% Good-intentions
  • 11% Cliques

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Do your best and things will fall in place.
  • 22% Be yourself and try your best
  • 11% Switch your principle to gerlach
  • 11% The popular people are in sports.
  • 11% Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
  • 0% Don't let the conservative mindset affect you

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 7 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.