Mahtomedi Senior High School
is a four year public high school
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located in Mahtomedi, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,563 people, 2,503 households, and 2,027 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,095.4 people per square mile . There were 2,581 housing units at an average density of 715.1 per square mile...
. The school houses grades 9-12 with a total population of approximately 1,016 students. The school colors are gold and blue and the athletic teams are known as the Zephyrs. The district (district #0832) was created in 1870, and the original high school was built in 1930. In 1970 a new High School building was constructed several miles south east of the original building and this remains the current High School campus. Based on standardized test scores the state has awarded the school a five-star rating, the highest level that can be achieved. Newsweek
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recently ranked the school #675 in its "List of the 1200 Top High Schools in America." The school has also made adequate yearly progress in compliance with No Child Left Behind
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standards. As of 2006 the school had a demographic of 94% Caucasian, 2% Black, 2% Asian and less than 1% Native American. Finally, out of the total population, only 6% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Mahtomedi competes in the Classic Suburban Conference, having joined that conference at its inception in 2001 soon after being a founding member of the Metro Alliance
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in 1997. Prior to 1997, Mahtomedi was a member of the Tri-Metro Conference.
Mahtomedi High School has impressive academic programs. Among the top ranked 1,200 high schools in the nation, Mahtomedi placed 663rd. The chart below illustrates academic achievements compared to the averages of the state of Minnesota and the nation as a whole (as of the 2006-2007 school year).
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Some other notable academic accomplishments include Mahtomedi’s 513 students taking advanced placement classes, and, of the students who take the AP exams after these classes, an 80% passing rate. About 90% of students continue on to college after graduation, and Mahtomedi High School has a dropout rate of 1%.
As of 2006, the Mahtomedi School District has proposed a plan to create a magnet program within the high school. This program will focus mainly on technology and engineering, and hopefully increase enrollment.
Awards and honors
- Mahtomedi Teacher of the Year Award
- 1999- P. Brett Smith (also National Teacher of the Year Finalist)
- 2002- Rob Pontious
- 2006- Nancy Breening
- 2008- Jodie Tester
- 2009- Donna Forbes
- 2010- Matt Hoffman
- National Meeting of American Association of Physics Teachers
- January 2007, Scot Hovan- Gave a presentation on circuits
- Outstanding Chemistry Teacher Award from the American Chemical Society
- Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teacher
- 2007- Scot Hovan for Science
- Out of the 1,116 students that attend Mahtomedi High School, 508 students lettered in Varsity Athletics in 2006-2007 school year
- National Environment Protection Agency, Energy Star Leader Award
- Only 25 other schools nationwide have achieved this award, 6 of which are in Minnesota
- The Mahtomedi School District saved over $105,596 in the 2005-2006 school year
- Boys Soccer - 1 State Championship
- Girls Soccer - 6 State Championships
- Boys Alpine Skiing
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- 9 State Championships
- Girls Gymnastics
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- 10 State Championships, 8 Sportsmanship Awards
- Football - 1 State Championship
- Wrestling - 2 state Champs
- Golf - 1 State Championship
- Sailing- numerous large regatta
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