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Published on August 21, 2019
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How strong are the charter high schools in Saint Paul?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Avalon School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Saint Paul, rising from a B+ to an A-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 700 Glendale St., enrolls 157 students. Niche gave the school mixed grades: A- on an A-D scale for academics, B+ for administration and B- for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 65% of Avalon School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 85% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 48% in math and 55% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Minnesota Online High School saw its overall rating increase from a C+ to a B-. The school is located at 2314 University Ave. West, Suite 10 and currently serves 140 students.

Niche graded Minnesota Online High School a C+ for academics — on an A-D scale — and a B+ for administration.

While some charter high schools in Saint Paul are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Nova Classical Academy Upper School, with an overall rating of A+.
  • Great River School, with an A rating overall.
  • Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, rated A- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Saint Paul schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.