14 Parent Reviews for Henry Sibley Senior High School
This is a really great school with a lot of academic and extracurricular opportunities. The AP programming is great and I know several students that have gone on to prestigious colleges in and out of MN and have accomplished careers. I think the district overall is doing an excellent job and this school
... Read more is performing especially well considering the challenges that come with the level of racial and economic diversity that other suburban districts don't face. From a parent's perspective, I would say Sibley provides an excellent springboard to college and the next phase of a young adult's life. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/24/14
Has many underqualified and unsuitable teachers who seem to hate their job and coming to school each day. These teachers take out their frustrations on students to (varying) degrees and just give poor quality education. I've had several teachers admit to their classes that the majority of students in
... Read more said class were either failing or close to. There are, however, a few diamonds in the rough. Hopefully those teachers move onto bigger and better schools. Aside from that, the school itself is decent and well kept. They just need to be more serious on their quality control when it comes to teachers. Read less
Posted by a student on 03/17/14
I would not recommend sending your child to this school. I am attending sibley now and it is horrible. Most of the teachers are horrible or they are stuck up. The teachers do not help you due to the fact there is so many students per class. I've had a couple of teachers that have been horrible because
... Read more they are just rude and stuck up and act like a teacher shouldn't act. Read less
Posted by a student on 12/08/12
I went to Sibley for a year and a half, this school was alright. There were many different people there, and a lot of people got along. Although all the rich people are together and all the poorer tend to be too. I left because the classes were 30+ to a room, I just felt like a number and that I couldn't
... Read more get the help I needed to understand the courses. The councilor I had failed to help me and many of the teachers seemed as though they hated their jobs. Many could not control their classes and others were absolutely crewel or uninterested, I felt like a bother if I asked questions. I think you should really think about it before you send your child to Sibley, for some kids I bet it works great but for me it was awful. Read less
Posted by a student on 10/28/12
I attended Henry Sibley High School for all four years and graduated a couple years back. I'm in my 20s now and have graduated from college, so this review is from a former student who's now a successful adult. To get to the point: I would not suggest anyone letting their child attend this school due
... Read more to the teachers they keep on their payroll. Don't get me wrong, the majority of teachers are good with a few above average ones(who are mostly young), but when it comes to the bad teachers: when they are bad, they are downright awful. I've honestly never experienced as much harassment, incompetence, and bad attitudes in all my school years as I did with a few bad apple Sibley teachers. Not only did I suffer emotionally from this kind of thing but my grades also paid the price in several instances. Please, please, do not subject your kid to schools as terrible as Henry Sibley. I really wish I could go into more detail on my experiences with the teachers there but reviews here are unfortunately limited characters. Read less
Posted by a student on 10/04/12
Honestly, when I describe Henry Sibley to others, the words I use are 90% positive. Although there is noticeable racial and economic diversity, the thing I love most about Sibley is that it is as challenging as you make it. Teachers are incredibly helpful when you need some extra support, and the administration
... Read more is generally accommodating. Ample extracurricular options on both an athletic and academic scale are an independent reason to consider attending Sibley. Although our football team is not as stellar as the rest of the teams in the conference, we make up for it in basketball, tennis, as well as a handful of other activities. The guidance department does receive some criticism, but a student can work around that. During the past couple years, the school has been completely remodeled which allows for great learning facilities. Overall, I love Sibley and wouldn't consider going anywhere else. Read less
Posted by a student on 08/30/08
Sibley is a very good school!! I've never had such a wonderful experience! I'm a cheerleader there and the school spirit is crazy!! The teachers are wonderful! There's a bit of racial tension, but thanks to a favorite teacher, Mr. Hanson, that is being stopped bit by bit. You gotta love it. It's an experience
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Posted by a student on 07/16/08
I graduated from Sibley in '07 and I would have to say it provided me with a decent high school education. Specific departments need tremendous amounts of help; more specifically the math department (which completely failed me). The biggest problem with Sibley is that 5 cities (West St. Paul, Mendota,
... Read more Mendota Heights, Lilydale, and parts of Eagan) differ income wise greatly. The kids coming from Mendota Heights and Lilydale are held back (as I was) by the poorer students attending the school. This is why there is such a high gang rate within Sibley; which is why the Zero-Tolerance rule is a must here! Read less
This school was a nightmare. Most of the teachers are old and don't care at all about their subjects. A few teachers were ok but the majority failed to teach me anything. Too many students slip through the cracks. Extracurriculars are well run,however.
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School Profile for Henry Sibley Senior High School
MCA-II/G* Test Scores
Test Year: 2012
Henry Sibley Senior High School
West St. Paul-mendota Hts.-eagan
* In 2011-2012 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing, 10 in reading, and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
Students per teacher:
Track, Gymnastics, Basketball, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Swimming, Golf, General, Tennis, Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Baseball, Volleyball
Social Studies / Social Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology, World History, Economics, Social Studies / Social Sc, American History
Speech/Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Special Needs
English / Language Arts, ESL/Bilingual/ESOL
Health, Phys Ed, Business and Technology, Vocational Education
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AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
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Gifted and Talented
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general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
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West St Paul schools — Henry Sibley Senior High School is located at 1897 Delaware Ave, West St Paul MN 55118. 1897 Delaware Ave is in the 55118 ZIP code in West St Paul, MN The school district for Henry Sibley Senior High School is the West St. Paul-mendota Hts.-eagan. Henry Sibley Senior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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