Higher Ground Academy



Higher Ground Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Higher Ground Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 80
1 94
2 89
3 80
4 61
5 73
6 44
7 54
8 44
9 22
10 32
11 27
12 21

Higher Ground Academy is a public high school of the Higher Ground Academy located in St. Paul, MN. It has 721 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Higher Ground Academy is the 137th largest public high school in Minnesota and the 7,981st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.2 to 1.

Total Students: 721
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 42

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Higher Ground Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 387
(54%)
387
(54%)
 Female 334
(46%)
334
(46%)

Higher Ground Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 457
(63%)
457
(63%)
 Black 263
(36%)
263
(36%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Hispanic 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Higher Ground Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 669
(93%)
669
(93%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(5%)
33
(5%)
 Not Eligible 19
(3%)
19
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Higher Ground Academy is ranked 17th out of 0 ranked schools in Minnesota, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Higher Ground Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 35.1%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Higher Ground Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 413
2006 477
2007 514
2008 569
2009 676
2010 662
2011 690
2012 721

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.2
2006 22.5
2007 23.8
2008 22.2
2009 21.4
2010 18.6
2011 15.3
2012 17.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.95641646489104
2006 0.9769392033543
2007 0.93968871595331
2008 0.94551845342706
2009 0.94378698224852
2010 0.96676737160121
2011 0.95652173913043
2012 0.97364771151179

Compare Higher Ground Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,591.4% 15.9:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,720.0% 17.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 35.1%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 97.4%
 

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