We shall be talking about the various schools within the city of Inver Grove Heights, and we shall narrow the topic of discussion by talking about schools that are high school and above in terms of level. Now without further ado, let me begin describing to you each of these schools in Inver Grove Heights.
Inver Hills Community College is a community college in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Founded in 1970, the college is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) system. The 90-acre (36 hectares) campus consists of nine buildings. Inver Hills has more than 4,000 students per semester and the college offers 27-degree associate programs in liberal education as well as career-related degrees.
Inver Grove Heights Middle School serves students in grades 6-8. Academic achievement is a focus of the Middle School in addition to addressing the intellectual, social and psychological areas of emerging adolescent learners.
In addition to the academic program, there are many athletic and non-athletic extracurricular opportunities to engage students at our school.
There are six 59-minute class periods and one 10-minute advisory period each school day. The school day begins at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Core courses for every student include mathematics, language arts, science, social studies and reading.
Students are encouraged to explore their interests, participate, and become involved in their school. The middle school experience builds on the foundations started at the elementary school and seeks to prepare students for the program offered at the high school; a stepping-stone from the elementary educational setting to the secondary.
Simley High School is a public high school located in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The school opened in 1961 with a graduating class of 19 pupils. The school currently has approx. 1200 students enrolled in grades 9-12. The current principal is Gerald Sakala.
The school is a member of Independent School District 199 (Inver Grove Schools) and is a member of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The school is a member of the Metro East Conference. For the last five years, Simley High School has been recognized by the Washington Post as one of the Nation’s Best High Schools.
Simley High School was named for I.T. Simley, the retired Superintendent of Schools from South St. Paul who served as a consultant to Inver Grove Heights during the District’s transition years. Simley’s first graduating class was the Class of ’61, with 19 graduates.
Today, Simley High School is a comprehensive secondary school with a student population of about 1,200 in grades nine through twelve. The school is staffed by more than 75 professionals.
Advanced classes are offered in mathematics, science, English, social studies, art and more. Students in AP classes are tested in May and may become eligible to earn college credit depending on the results of their AP test. Special education services are available in the areas of learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, mildly/moderately mentally disabled, speech/language delays, and adapted physical education.