Jefferson Senior High School in Alexandria, MN - Niche

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Jefferson Senior High School is a public school in Alexandria, Minnesota. It has 911 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 77 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.5 from 77 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I feel as though I have gotten a very high-quality high school education from this school, and been privileged to participate in many of the numerous activities offered. I am afraid that all of the new technology will hinder the students in the long run and hands-on practice will become nonexistent. I will look back at my time here and see mostly fond memories.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: Our facilities are top notch, being that it's a brand new high school, I think our weight room is even one of the top ranked in the nation. All of the popular spectator sports have been made with high-quality in mind, but some of the less popular sports like tennis and soccer just have the basics. Swimming and hockey have been brushed aside, the athletes still have to practice and compete off-campus.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: We have everything. Sports, arts, clubs of all shapes and sizes -- there is so much to busy yourself with. The collaboration with the community is excellent, and I feel the work I do is done for a good purpose.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: Administration is very supportive of the student body, helping us in our endeavors. They are progressive, and are not afraid to take steps to improve the quality of life at the school, and listen very well to students, even taking our side more often than not. They genuinely care about the future of everyone, even those who don''t want their help. My only complaint is their dealing with teachers; unfair grading policies are becoming prevalent, and nothing is being done to discourage problematic staff from implementing these policies.
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    • 4
    Food: I'm not a big kid, at all, and it really doesn't take much to fill me up. Nor am I a particularly picky kid, and anything from pizza to salads to soup is welcome in my stomach. When I leave the lunch room after eating the average meal, I leave with a satisfied feeling of fullness, though like I said, it doesn't usually take much to eliminate my hunger. Compared to horror stories from surrounding high schools and even some college cafeterias I've chowed down at, my high school has provided very solid choices and a few especially desirable options (mmm, white chicken chili). I am not very concerned with the healthy goodness of the food I eat at school, but even the most delicious options have been given special attention to calories, fats, and freshness. If I were a health nut, I wouldn't have too many problems finding suitable options for lunch every day. The best part -- it's getting better; our school has been making important steps to improve their food service from when I started eating the greasy slop two years ago, and I am confident they will continue to be progressive in this field.

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Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Sauk Centre Secondary School 23 mi. 510
3.33 Melrose Secondary School 30 mi. 468
3.66 Morris Area Secondary School 33 mi. 483
3.00 Kennedy Secondary School 44 mi. 1,233
2.66 Willmar Senior High School 53 mi. 1,185

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Jefferson Senior High School United States Kennedy Secondary School Melrose Secondary School Morris Area Secondary School Sauk Centre Secondary School Willmar Senior High School
White 95.0% 51.0% 92.0% 85.0% 93.0% 94.0% 65.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 1.0% 13.0% 3.0% 2.0% 22.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 2.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


Grade 10 33.0%
Grade 11 33.8%
Grade 12 33.2%

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 9 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 55% My friends.
  • 27% The instructors and sports
  • 9% Theatre
  • 9% The Facility

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% How old it is.
  • 17% Too small already in its first year of use

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Music department
  • 33% Our sports
  • 17% Balance of Arts, Academics, and Athletics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Extraordinary
  • 40% Ordinary
  • 20% Trying really hard

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Don't get caught up in the wrong crowd
  • 38% Make sure to stay true to who you are.
  • 25% It's not ethnically diverse at all.