Welcome to our award-winning school! When we began the process of crafting a strategic plan for our district a few years ago, it was our intention to become one of the top educational districts in the state of Minnesota. We can now state with confidence that we have achieved that status with a goal of getting even better!
The district recently learned that Battle Lake High School had once again been designated a “Reward School” by the Minnesota Department of Education. This designation is based on student test results with a focus on academic proficiency, achievement growth and closing the achievement gap. Battle Lake ranked at the 99th percentile for student proficiency for the third year in a row among the state’s high schools.
It is a great honor to receive this recognition as it places the high school in the top 15% of Minnesota high schools that receive federal Title I funding. This is the third consecutive year that Battle Lake High School has attained the Reward School status which is extremely rare. Only two other high schools in the state were recognized by MDE for three consecutive years as Reward Schools and they were both charter schools.
Of course, we are extremely proud of our elementary school too! It was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2011. This is the highest national honor a school can attain. That’s pretty impressive.
Our district has been routinely recognized by the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation, listed among U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best High Schools” and commended by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals as a “Star of Innovation” school. We have much to be proud of!
Battle Lake offers unique learning opportunities including 30 college credits within our building, Mandarin Chinese at the elementary and secondary level and our commitment to environmental learning and stewardship through our partnership with Glendalough State Park.
We want you to know that we are fully committed to providing the very best educational experience for each and every child. We put a caring and dedicated teacher in the classroom for every class we offer to engage your child and provide individualized service. In fact, three of our faculty members have been named Minnesota Teacher of the Year semi-finalists.
Service to our students, parents and community are our top priority. You will find our school to be friendly, caring, and welcoming. If you have questions about the school and programming, please feel free to call or stop in for a visit.
Battle Lake….the right school….the right time….the right choice. You belong here!
Jeffrey D. Drake