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 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 78 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.5 from 78 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Alexandria Area High School is the perfect place to get an education. Everyone feels at home here, we are all one big family. What makes this school unique would be the way teachers relate to students, all teachers care for all students. Everyone is treated equally, and if you need help someone is always there. My favorite experiences would be the homecoming activities, my sports, and being apart of clubs. I would totally choose this school all over again because it is so NEW and they make learning fun.
    • 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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Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Sauk Centre Secondary School 23 mi. 501
3.33 Long Prairie-Grey Senior High 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

Around Jefferson Senior High School

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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 Long Prairie-Grey Senior High School Melrose Secondary School Morris Area Secondary School Sauk Centre Secondary School Wadena-Deer Creek Senior High School
White 94.0% 51.0% 68.0% 83.0% 89.0% 94.0% 91.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 27.0% 15.0% 5.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 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 10 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 10% No

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

  • 50% My friends.
  • 29% The instructors and sports
  • 14% The Facility
  • 7% 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 7 responses

  • 43% Music department
  • 29% Our sports
  • 29% Balance of Arts, Academics, and Athletics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Extraordinary
  • 33% Ordinary
  • 17% 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 6 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 83% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.