St. Cloud Area Learning Center

Summary:

St. Cloud Area Learning Center is a public high school located in Waite Park, Minnesota, serving grades 6-12 with a total enrollment of 255 students. The school is part of the St. Cloud Public School District, which is ranked 329 out of 448 districts in Minnesota and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

St. Cloud Area Learning Center has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (49.41%) compared to the surrounding schools and the state average, which is a key differentiating factor. The school consistently ranks among the lowest-performing high schools in Minnesota, with statewide rankings between 410-454 out of 428-476 high schools over the past several years. Its proficiency rates in Math, Reading, and Science are significantly lower than the district and state averages. Additionally, the school has struggled with low graduation rates, ranging from 24.2% to 46.2% over the past five years, which are much lower than the surrounding schools and the state average. Correspondingly, the school has high dropout rates, ranging from 8.4% to 18.6% during the same period. St. Cloud Area Learning Center also has a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 51.07% to 70.2% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch over the past three years.

While the nearby Technical Senior High and Apollo Senior High also serve a diverse student population, they perform significantly better academically and have higher graduation rates than St. Cloud Area Learning Center. This suggests that the challenges faced by St. Cloud Area Learning Center may be unique or more pronounced, and the school may benefit from targeted interventions and support to address the academic, social, and economic needs of its student population, with a focus on improving educational outcomes and equity.


Detail:

Public 6-12

 216 N 8th Ave
       Waite Park, MN  56387-1165


(320) 370-6790

District: St. Cloud Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
449th of 478 Minnesota High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,847 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  255

Racial breakdown:

African American:
49.4%
White:
26.3%
Two or more races:
11.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details St. Cloud Area Learning Center ranks worse than 93.9% of high schools in Minnesota. It also ranks last among 3 ranked high schools in the St. Cloud Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.62. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of St. Cloud Area Learning Center freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details St. Cloud Area Learning Center has the smallest high school student body size in the St. Cloud Public School District. Racial makeup is: African American (49.4%), White (26.3%), two or more races (11.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the St. Cloud Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at St. Cloud Area Learning Center is 13, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the St. Cloud Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare St. Cloud Area Learning Center employs 19.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at St. Cloud Area Learning Center is $18,847, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the St. Cloud Public School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

St. Cloud Area Learning Center:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Cloud Area Learning Center 449th of 478 Minnesota public high schools. (See St. Cloud Area Learning Center in the ranking list.)

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St. Cloud Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Cloud Public School District 329th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for St. Cloud Area Learning Center

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Rank History for all students at St. Cloud Area Learning Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 7.23 394th 433 9.0%
2005 12.01 404th 452 10.6%
2006 6.41 431st 450 4.2%
2007 9.83 409th 463 11.7%
2008 6.78 435th 460 5.4%
2010 8.15 466th 540 13.7%
2011 12.00 447th 545 18.0%
2012 15.18 430th 539 20.2%
2013 5.25 489th 534 8.4%
2014 3.54 468th 483 3.1%
2015 4.87 469th 504 6.9%
2016 4.41 461st 489 5.7%
2017 6.09 442nd 489 9.6%
2018 9.63 426th 494 13.8%
2019 4.61 474th 492 3.7%
2021 4.14 410th 428 4.2%
2022 4.92 454th 472 3.8%
2023 6.62 447th 476 6.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at St. Cloud Area Learning Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.55 70th 85 17.6%
2022 21.79 80th 87 8.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at St. Cloud Area Learning Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.09 322nd 374 13.9%
2019 5.06 361st 370 2.4%
2021 6.64 262nd 270 3.0%
2022 6.62 300th 312 3.8%
2023 10.75 371st 393 5.6%
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Rank History for Female students at St. Cloud Area Learning Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.06 366th 395 7.3%
2019 2.23 395th 401 1.5%
2022 2.95 382nd 388 1.5%
2023 3.91 384th 396 3.0%
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Rank History for Male students at St. Cloud Area Learning Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.46 368th 398 7.5%
2019 2.90 394th 411 4.1%
2022 4.14 391st 403 3.0%
2023 6.66 379th 398 4.8%
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Rank History for African American students at St. Cloud Area Learning Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.38 99th 106 6.6%
2019 7.74 101st 103 1.9%
2022 8.84 101st 102 1.0%
2023 12.44 93rd 98 5.1%
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Rank History for White students at St. Cloud Area Learning Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.37 389th 414 6.0%
2019 1.62 407th 412 1.2%
2022 3.36 391st 401 2.5%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Enrollment information for St. Cloud Area Learning Center

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 374 10 5 0 3 n/a n/a 0 392
2001 408 12 6 3 6 n/a n/a 0 435
2002 369 32 9 9 8 n/a n/a 0 427
2003 369 32 9 9 8 n/a n/a 0 427
2004 331 38 13 17 8 n/a n/a 0 407
2005 279 43 11 17 7 n/a n/a 0 357
2006 269 52 9 19 8 n/a n/a 0 357
2007 254 62 7 12 7 n/a n/a 0 342
2008 246 59 7 12 15 n/a n/a 0 339
2009 218 63 4 13 14 n/a n/a 0 312
2010 233 76 6 13 14 n/a n/a 0 342
2011 204 69 5 20 8 2 8 0 316
2012 204 59 6 13 11 2 12 0 307
2013 206 54 5 17 4 3 15 0 304
2014 198 67 7 28 3 0 19 0 322
2015 167 55 5 27 1 0 24 0 279
2016 178 59 7 36 4 0 29 0 313
2017 138 71 5 28 7 0 27 0 276
2018 144 66 2 30 9 0 28 0 279
2019 135 77 3 25 5 0 30 0 275
2020 109 117 2 19 5 0 33 0 285
2021 88 100 1 16 2 0 26 0 233
2022 70 123 1 23 4 0 30 0 251
2023 67 126 4 23 5 0 30 0 255

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at St. Cloud Area Learning Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 392 24.9 15.7 20.9
2001 435 26.2 16.6 21.6
2002 427 30.0 14.2 15.9
2003 427 30.0 14.2 15.9
2004 407 32.8 12.4 29.2
2005 357 36.0 9.9 37.3
2006 357 31.9 11.2 44.8
2007 342 28.8 11.9 36
2008 339 29.1 11.6 43.1
2009 312 31.1 10.0 64.1
2010 342 30.3 11.2 65.8
2011 316 27.9 11.2 69.6
2012 307 26.7 11.4 47.6
2013 304 24.0 12.6 66.1
2014 322 24.6 13.0 64.6
2015 279 22.0 12.6 65.9
2016 313 22.0 14.2 64.9
2017 276 21.3 12.9 66.3
2018 279 19.6 14.2 62.4
2019 275 21.7 12.6 65.5
2020 285 19.6 14.4 64.9
2021 233 16.8 13.8 51.1
2022 251 17.1 14.6 61
2023 255 19.5 13.0 70.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio St. Cloud Area Learning Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 392 24.9 15.7 20.9
2001 435 26.2 16.6 21.6
2002 427 30.0 14.2 15.9
2003 427 30.0 14.2 15.9
2004 407 32.8 12.4 29.2
2005 357 36.0 9.9 37.3
2006 357 31.9 11.2 44.8
2007 342 28.8 11.9 36
2008 339 29.1 11.6 43.1
2009 312 31.1 10.0 64.1
2010 342 30.3 11.2 65.8
2011 316 27.9 11.2 69.6
2012 307 26.7 11.4 47.6
2013 304 24.0 12.6 66.1
2014 322 24.6 13.0 64.6
2015 279 22.0 12.6 65.9
2016 313 22.0 14.2 64.9
2017 276 21.3 12.9 66.3
2018 279 19.6 14.2 62.4
2019 275 21.7 12.6 65.5
2020 285 19.6 14.4 64.9
2021 233 16.8 13.8 51.1
2022 251 17.1 14.6 61
2023 255 19.5 13.0 70.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for St. Cloud Area Learning Center

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $18,847

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on St. Cloud Area Learning Center

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 474th of 492 High schoolsRanks 447th of 476 High schools
 2.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Area Learning Center)11.113.3
 2.2%
   10th Grade Reading (St. Cloud Public School District)42.639.5
 3.1%
   10th Grade Reading (Minnesota)60.451.7
 8.7%
11th Grade Math (St. Cloud Area Learning Center)2.82.9
 0.1%
   11th Grade Math (St. Cloud Public School District)2920.8
 8.3%
   11th Grade Math (Minnesota)4536
 9%
End of Course Science (St. Cloud Area Learning Center)4.67.7
 3.1%
   End of Course Science (St. Cloud Public School District)38.227.2
 11%
   End of Course Science (Minnesota)54.441.8
 12.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students275255
 7.3%
African American77126
 63.6%
American Indian55
Asian34
 33.3%
Hispanic2523
 8%
Pacific Islander00
White13567
 50.4%
Two or More Races3030
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.5%70.2%
 4.7%


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Students at St. Cloud Area Learning Center are 49% African American, 26% White, 12% Two or more races, 9% Hispanic, 2% American Indian, 2% Asian.

St. Cloud Area Learning Center ranks in the bottom 6.1% of Minnesota high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 255 students attended St. Cloud Area Learning Center.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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