PROFICIENCY 51% 3% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
53%DETROIT LAKES PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST.
41%Detroit Lakes
52%Minnesota

Detroit Lakes Senior High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "DETROIT LAKES PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST." in Detroit Lakes, MN. There are a total of 838 students and 52 teachers at Detroit Lakes Senior High, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 185 free lunch students and 78 reduced lunch students.

Detroit Lakes Senior High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 50.5%, which is 3% lower than the Minnesota average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students838
Teachers51.54
Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch185
Reduced lunch78

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment194
Taking some courses153
Taking some courses (not tests)35
Passing some courses89
Passing no courses57

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Detroit Lakes Senior High, there are a total of 194 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 153 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All45-49%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School45-49%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All54%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School50-54%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Detroit Lakes Senior High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMinnesotaNational
Caucasian 82.8% 82.4% 70.9% 51.1%
African American 1.2% 1.2% 9.6% 15.9%
Asian 0.9% 0.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 1.6% 1.5% 8.0% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 10.4% 9.8% 1.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.1% 4.1% 3.2% 3.1%

Detroit Lakes demographics profile

StatisticDetroit LakesMinnesotaNational
Population9625,450,868318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3777291
Median age49.037.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%58%55%
Speak English95%89%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%

Education level achieved in Detroit Lakes

IndexDetroit LakesMinnesotaNational
Completed 8th grade85.6%90.5%84.3%
Completed high school85.1%89.5%83.0%
Completed some college55.7%66.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.9%45.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.4%34.2%30.3%
Completed masters7.7%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.4%1.3%
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Source: The Detroit Lakes Senior High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.