Cambridge-Isanti High School in Cambridge, MN - Niche

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Cambridge-Isanti High School is a public school in Cambridge, Minnesota. It has 1,508 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 60% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 176 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.5 from 176 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Educational Outcomes: I learned almost nothing about the real world from my high school. One nice thing was that they participate in the PSEO program, so my junior and senior years, I actually attended the local community college for free instead of the high school. I learned about the real world there rather than at my high school. My brother, who is two years older than I am, attended the same high school, and just the other day I had to explain to him what a mortgage was, and in January, I had to help him do his taxes. Because our high school didn't teach him any of that. Everyone needs that knowledge, and Cambridge Isanti High School doesn't provide it.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: Too expensive, portions are too small, variety is poor, hardly any healthy options, lines are always long, snacks are extra and WAAAAAYY too expensive, and there are virtually no special dietary accommodations.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Not everyone gets the rules enforced on them. Some students got away with things that other students didn't. Administrators pick and choose who gets in trouble, and they're way too harsh when they do punish you. Usually the crime is too harsh for the punishment. Dress code is ridiculous for girls and NEVER enforced on boys.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers are better than average.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: In two of my four years enrolled at CIHS, I wasn't actually at the high school, so I didn't participate in many clubs.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.33 Cambridge Primary School Public
St. Scholastica HSC Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Cambridge Intermediate School Public
Oak Land Area Learning Center West Public, Alternative
Oak Land Cooperative Center - Campbridge-Isanti Community (CIC) Public, Alternative
Calvary Baptist Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Cambridge Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Cambridge Middle School Public
2.33 Isanti Primary School Public
2.33 Isanti Intermediate School - School for all Seasons 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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 St. Francis High School 15 mi. 1,627
3.00 North Branch Senior High School 14 mi. 977
2.66 Mora Secondary School 21 mi. 721
4.00 Andover Senior High School 24 mi. 1,710
2.33 Princeton Senior High School 17 mi. 1,014

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Cambridge-Isanti High School United States Andover Senior High School Mora Secondary School North Branch Senior High School Princeton Senior High School St. Francis High School
White 91.0% 51.0% 93.0% 93.0% 96.0% 95.0% 91.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%


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 20 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 35% The teachers want to help you succeed.
  • 24% There is a variety of clicks for everyone.
  • 24% 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 10 responses

  • 40% The bathrooms need fixing.
  • 15% Administration
  • 15% Cliques
  • 15% Lunch
  • 10% Student attitude- need to be more open-minded
  • 5% Teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% The excellent academic performance of the students
  • 33% Our competitive One-Act play is well-revered.
  • 22% Our highly ranked Model United Nations team

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 55% Character
  • 18% Typical
  • 18% Cliques
  • 9% Good-intentions

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Do your best and things will fall in place.
  • 25% Be yourself and try your best
  • 17% Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
  • 8% Switch your principle to gerlach
  • 8% The popular people are in sports.
  • 8% Don't let the conservative mindset affect you

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.