St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper is located in Stillwater, Minnesota. An enrollment of 352 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.
This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper scores are significantly above average. The school ranks 1 for high schools in Washington County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to determine a school’s academics score. St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Minnesota.
The learning environment at a school is estimated by comparing a variety of factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper performs significantly above average compared to other Minnesota high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety grade. For safety, St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Minnesota and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
An overview of the student body of St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its grade.
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In the table below, the closest schools to St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper are listed. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. For a more complete directory of Stillwater schools, go to the Stillwater, Minnesota schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Bridge Transition Program||N/A||N/A||A+||N/A|
|2||Stillwater Area High School||A||A+||C-||A+|
|3||St Croix Valley Area Learning Center.||N/A||N/A||D||N/A|
|4||New Heights School Inc.||B-||A-||C+||B+|
|5||Hudson High School||A-||A+||C||A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.