Jefferson Senior High School in Alexandria, MN - Niche

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  • Grades
  • Students
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    86 3.5
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Jefferson Senior High School is a public coed school in Alexandria, Minnesota. It has 863 students in grades 10-12. According to state standards, 66% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 86 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1401 Jefferson St
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-2142

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 86 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: there are so many different clubs that I only know a few. there is the; art cub, happiness club, harry potter club, coffie club, and many others.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: our district built a new school about a year ago. Teachers and other staff are still trying to figure out how to best run the school. I will have to say they are doing a pretty good job at it.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers do a very good job at teaching. But, like always there are going to be the few who don't care. You can't say really anything bad against the new teachers because, well, they are new and the haven't figured out their style of teaching yet or how they deal with the students. Other wise our school is very good. There are many choices in the lunch and there are tons of classes to chose from.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Our town just built a new high school two years ago, so I was fortunate enough to experience the old high school. The new and old high schools had very different feels and that all depended on the atmosphere of the students that worked in the school. I liked the old high school, but was very happy that we were getting an upgraded high school. In high school I have been involved with varsity sports, orchestra, choir, musicals, and various clubs and all of those same activities transferred over to the new high school when we tore down the old one. We now have one of the best buildings in the state, but just like any new building and school we still need to work on the kinks. I would love to come back as an alum to see the people and progress that the school makes.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at my high school are very dedicated to providing the best education and help that their students can get. Each teacher is passionate about their subject and care about what the students learn. Most of the teachers at our high school have been around for years, which means that they are a very tight knit staff and can depend on one another. There are very few teachers whom the students dislike at our high school and I think that shows just how respectful and thoughtful our teachers can be.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
St. Mary's Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed
Zion Lutheran School Private, Religious, Coed
3.00 Woodland Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Lincoln Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Discovery Junior High School Public, Coed
Runestone Regional Learning Center Public, Alternative, Coed
3.00 Voyager Elementary School Public, Coed
New Testament Christian School Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 Carlos Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Garfield Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Sauk Centre Secondary School 23 mi. 501
3.33 Long Prairie-Grey Secondary School 26 mi. 444
2.66 Melrose Secondary School 30 mi. 480
Morris Area Secondary School 33 mi. 495
2.00 Wadena-Deer Creek Senior High School 41 mi. 441

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Jefferson Senior High School United States Minnesota Long Prairie-Grey Secondary School Melrose Secondary School Morris Area Secondary School Sauk Centre Secondary School Wadena-Deer Creek Senior High School
White 94.0% 51.0% 71.7% 68.0% 83.0% 89.0% 94.0% 91.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 8.1% 27.0% 15.0% 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 8.9% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.7% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 6.0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.3% 2.0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%


Grade 10 32.1%
Grade 11 32.3%
Grade 12 35.6%

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 13 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 15% No

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

  • 47% My friends.
  • 24% The instructors and sports
  • 12% Music
  • 12% The Facility
  • 6% Theatre

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% How old it is.
  • 14% You aren't allowed to carry backpacks
  • 14% Too small already in its first year of use

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

  • 44% Music department
  • 33% Our sports
  • 22% Balance of Arts, Academics, and Athletics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Extraordinary
  • 38% Ordinary
  • 12% Trying really hard

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 30% Don't get caught up in the wrong crowd
  • 30% It's not ethnically diverse at all.
  • 30% Make sure to stay true to who you are.
  • 10% Be yourself

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.