Detroit Lakes High School

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Basic Information

Address: 1301 Roosevelt Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
County: Becker
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Phone Number: (218) 847-4491
Fax Number: (218) 846-1797
Principal: Steve Morben

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Additional Information

School Type: Public
District ID: 22
School ID: 003
State District ID: 22
State School ID: 003
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 1890
School Setting:

Detroit Lakes is a rural community in the heart of Minnesota's "Lakes Country." With a population of almost 7,500, Detroit Lakes is a popular tourist destination for many in the upper midwest. Detroit Lakes High School is located one block north of beautiful Detroit Lake and one block east of City Park.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8-period day for grade 9; 7-period day for grades 10-12
School Days in Calendar Year: 167
School Holidays: Most federal holidays
School Colors: Red and White
School Mascot: Sailboat

Detroit Lakes

School Size: 820
Classroom Size: Very adequate
Classroom Teachers: 40.4
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20.3:1
Support Services:

Special Education services included DCD, SLD, EBD, Autism Spectrum, OHI, Speech, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and PT. (9 full-time teachers)
Counseling services (3 full-time school counselors)
Nursing services (2 nursing staff)
Computer Technology
School-to-Work services including a full-time STW Coordinator
Chemical Health Coordinator
School Social Worker
Media Specialist

After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Many and varied. Building is primarily PC-based. DLHS has five computer labs and a media center with 25+ computers.

School Championships:

Football - 1992, 1995, 1996, and 2002
Boys Golf - 2006

School Clubs:

Student Council (National Gold Council of Excellence in 2008, 2009, 2010)
National Honor Society
Key Club
Spanish Club
PaY (Philanthropy and Youth)

Lunch Availability: Many options available
Parking Spaces/Availability:

More than the number of students driving

Uniform Guidelines:


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Detroit Lakes Public Schools is to nurture and develop the full potential of all learners in an environment where lifelong learning is valued, educational excellence is expected and improvement is continuous.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

• We believe that everyone can learn.
• We believe all learners should be taught to cultivate and maintain a healthy living.
• We believe in the value of the individual.
• We believe that all learners should strive to be honest and ethical citizens.
• We believe that our school should create self-directed learners.
• We believe that, in order to be successful in future endeavors, students should develop lifelong learner skills.

• We believe the educational system should respond to the needs of an evolving and competitive, technological society.
• We believe that all learners should have equal access to updated technology.

Leadership/School Spirit
• We believe all learners should be given opportunities to develop leadership qualities.
• We believe that all learners should demonstrate a high level of pride and school spirit.

• We believe DLHS must develop partnerships with parents, businesses, and post-secondary institutions to provide educational opportunities for all learners.
• We believe all learners should understand, appreciate and respect diversity.

• We believe that the school environment should be safe, friendly, and respectful.
• We believe that the learning environment should allow students to enhance their skills, talents, interests and abilities.

• We believe that education should enhance everyone’s life.
• We believe that curriculum should be relevant, diverse, innovative and challenging.

Enrollment Characteristics: 28% Free or Reduced Lunch 14% Special Education 85.3% Caucasian 11.5% American Indian 1.4% African American 1.3% Hispanic