St. Louis Park Senior High School was recently recognized by Newsweek Magazine (June 2010) as the #2 rated Minnesota Public High School. The current principle, Robert Metz, notes that their emphasis on academic excellence is highly valued by students and staff. With only 1,300 students, it is very likely that each student will develop close relationships with multiple staff members. These relationships help us maintain a small-town feel.
Principle Metz also states that more than 70% of students participate in athletic and/or co-curricular activities, many in more than one. For example, it is not uncommon for one of our students to participate in jazz band, play on the soccer team, and write for our award-winning school newspaper, the Echo. The opportunity to participate in these types of activities is a wonderful bonus for students.
In addition, the high school offers 23 varsity sports teams and a number of other extra-curricular activities. Notable alumni include Al Franken, Joel and Ethan Cohen, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and WCCO-TV sports anchor Mark Rosen. Visit St. Louis Park Senior High online for more details.