Cambridge-Isanti High School

238 reviews
  1. Cambridge-Isanti Public School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Address
430 Nw 8th Ave
Cambridge, MN 55008
Telephone
(763) 689-6066
Website
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Cambridge-Isanti High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
7 responses
Average ACT
26
87 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
AP Enrollment
14%
AP Exam Pass Rate
52%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    20%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    78%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    2%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
  • Prom
    21%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Pep fest
    18%
  • Theatre performances
    16%
  • Athletic Games
    9%
  • Snowdaze
    9%
  • Senior picnic
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,567
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,155
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,070/ year
National
$11,890
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses

Reviews

238 reviews
  • Excellent
    20
  • Very Good
    98
  • Average
    107
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    3
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!
  • Niche User
  • Feb 20 2015
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
  • Feb 20 2015
The overall quality of CIHS teachers is really great, or at least when I attended they were great. I rarely had a "bad" teacher, and the few that were "bad" just lacked a connection with the class, didn't explain their lessons well at all, were teaching solely for the test, and were unavailable/unable to help students. However, that was rare, because ultimately I had really great teachers whilst at CIHS! They were helpful, friendly, thorough, understanding, supportive, and encouraging. A lot of them challenged me to be my best and inspired me to never stop learning (I'm going to name drop Mike Sorn- he is truly awesome)! Grading and testing was ultimately consistent, and many topics I was taught were retained quite well after the courses.
  • Niche User
  • Feb 20 2015