Profile Hermantown High School 2018- 2019
Hermantown is a community of 9,414 citizens located in northeastern Minnesota near the city of Duluth. Students attending Hermantown Schools reside in the city of Hermantown or area townships and the district consists of 2,086 students with 687 students enrolled at the high school.
The graduating class of 2018 must earn 24 credits to graduate. Students need to earn 4 credits in English and social studies, 3 credits in math and science, 1.5 credits in physical education, 1 credit in fine arts, and .5 credit in health. Grades are unweighted and there are no designated honors classes. Cadet grades are not computed in the grade point average for class rank. The letter grade scale is as follows:
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Academic departments include Art, Business Education, Career and Technology Education, English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education/Health, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, and World Language. Students can earn 47 college credits in our College-in-the Schools courses which include Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Sociology, Psychology, World History, Anatomy, Physics, Chemistry, English, and Business.
There are numerous extracurricular opportunities in both activities and athletics. Many teams and individuals have qualified for state tournament competitions in the past decade. Recent state champions in athletics include the Boy’s Hockey team in 2007, 2016, and 2017, the Boy’s Track team in 2005, the Softball team in 2009 as well as being State Runner-up in 2017, and the Alpine Ski Team in 2012 as well as an Individual State Championship in Alpine Skiing that year. Hermantown students also have participated in State Speech meets, One-Act Drama competitions, Knowledge Bowl, Math League and other activities.
Approximately 45% of the 2018 Hermantown graduates planned to attend a four-year college with an additional 35% planning to attend a technical or two-year college. Hermantown graduates from 2018 received $1.4 million in reported scholarships. The ACT composite score for the Class of 2018 was 22.1, well above the state average of 21.3 and national average of 20.8.
Hermantown is known as the city of quality living with the schools being the center of the community. The smaller community allows for personal interaction among staff, students, and parents.