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The Irondale Experience More than half of Irondale’s graduating class earned at least one semester of college credits.

Amy Janecek, Principal 651-621-6803 amy.janecek@moundsviewschools.org

2425 Long Lake Road New Brighton, MN 55112 651-621-6800 www.moundsviewschools.org/irondale

School hours are 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Grades 9-12 Enrollment: 1,792


We’re personal Every student at Irondale High School has a Personalized Learning Plan.

A t Irondale, teachers and staff get to know each

of their students personally. The school’s Dean Model prompts students to develop a supportive relationship with an adult who maintains contact with students and their families regularly to ensure a personalized comprehensive learning experience.

Personal Learning Plans Every Irondale student has a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and access to personalized post-secondary planning tools. Deans work with students throughout their high school career to create unique goals by analyzing academic data and personal connections using online tools like Naviance. Teachers use students’ test scores and achievement data to tailor their daily instructional approach, and students and parents can view progress and receive performance benchmark data throughout the year by logging into the online parent portal, ParentVUE.

A personalized educational program Irondale’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 150 course offerings. • A wide range of world language offerings. • A variety of enriched and accelerated courses. •O  nline hybrid courses where the majority of the instruction is delivered online, supplemented by face-to-face instruction in a regular seminar. • F lipped instructional model in which the traditional teaching model is flipped so students can use class time to work on assignments with help from the teacher, and they can view pre-recorded lessons at home as needed.

‘‘Teachers encourage and support 91% my child. ’’ – 2018 parent survey

Instructional technology Irondale High School is committed to implementing technologies that best align with instructional needs. •W  ireless access points are available throughout the building, making the Internet accessible in classrooms and all areas of the school. •A  ll instructional spaces are equipped with LCD projectors. •A  s part of the District’s technology vision, access to technology tools will continue to increase in classrooms. Increased access to technology provides students with opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom walls and allows teachers to personalize instruction to meet the needs of all students. Technology used to support high quality instruction and student learning at Irondale includes SMART Boards, Chromebooks, iPads and laptops. These devices offer students access to online resources such as Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom and Moodle. Access to these resources provides opportunities for students to hone research skills, process ideas and collaborate with their peers.


Safe & supportive Irondale nurtures a culture of respect within its welcoming community. ll students receive individualized attention from A Irondale, not simply the high performance groups and the at-risk students. Irondale ensures that students who fit into the “majority in the middle” receive the attention and guidance they need to succeed.

It’s for everyone

•S  ervices including Title I, English Language Learning, Indian Education, speech and language services, psychological services, occupational and physical therapy, school health services, social work services, chemical health services, emotional-behavioral disorder education, developmental adapted physical education and other state-mandated services.

Notifications

Students receiving special services

Special Education 11.7% English as a second language 3.3%

Diversity of student population .1% .6% 3.4%

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Hawaiian/Pacific Islander .1% Native American .6% Two or more categories 3.4% Asian 9% Hispanic 13.3% Black 18.1% White 55.6% Demographics and enrollment data were compiled in November 2018.

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Ongoing communications about District and school news and events are delivered to parents and subscribers regularly via paperless e-newsletters. Emergency notifications can be delivered to all families in a matter of minutes in the event of a school closing or critical situation. The Mounds View Messaging system sends personalized voicemail and text messages to parents’ phones and email addresses simultaneously.

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Every student has different academic and social needs. Irondale realizes this and provides a variety of programs, courses and services tailored to all students.

• T he school that a student attends will not be the predictor of his or her success in school.


Connectedness Feeling connected to school is a key to academic success.

S tudents who feel connected to their school

do better in school and in life beyond our walls. That’s why Irondale emphasizes student connectedness through a variety of efforts. Students who take advantage of these opportunities report an increased sense of connectedness to their school.

Award-winning co-curricular programs More than 75 percent of Irondale students participate in a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities ranging from National Honor Society and student council to football, music, speech and much more. Students involved in music, school publications, drama, athletics, academic problem-solving and other special activities compete in the Suburban East Conference (starting 20192020) and regularly advance to state, national and international levels of competition.

Activities offered at Irondale include: • Asian Club • Baseball

• Newspaper (The Irondale Eye)

Online parent portal

• Basketball*

• Peer Helpers

Irondale parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s school experience. Parents can stay connected to their student’s daily schedules, attendance records, assignments, lunch balances, test scores, grades, Personal Learning Plans and more using the Mounds View Public Schools online parent portal known as ParentVUE. The online portal, combined with open communication with school deans, teachers and staff, offers parents real-time information about their student’s progress, goals and more.

• Black Student Union

• Pride Club

• Cross Country*

• Quiz Bowl

• Dance Team

• Robotics

• Distributive Education

• Science Olympiad

Communication hours In addition to the two-way communication feature in ParentVUE, Irondale offers a weekly proactive communication hour during which teachers reach out and connect with families regarding student progress in real time.

Clubs of America (DECA)

• Skiing (Nordic and Alpine)*

• Drama

• Soccer*

• East African Club

• Softball

• Football

• Speech

• Futsal/ Basketball Intramurals

• STRIPES

• Golf*

• Swimming/Diving*

• Gymnastics

• Tennis*

• Hockey*

• Track*

• Lacrosse*

• Volleyball

• Latino Club

• Winter Colorguard

• Math Team

• Wrestling

• Mock Trial

• Yearbook

• Music: choir, concert band, drumline, jazz band, marching band, pep band & orchestra

• Find a full list of activities at www.moundsviewschools.org/ irondaleathleticsandactivities.

• National Honor Society

• Student Council

* Designates activities that offer both a boys’ team and a girls’ team.


Post-secondary focus 85 percent of students pursue college after high school. College 85% Military 2% Work/Apprentice 3% Undecided/Other 10%

College and career readiness Irondale is the first high school in the state to offer a comprehensive Early College program allowing students the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree for free. Irondale partners with Anoka Ramsey Community College to offer the Early College program as one of many opportunities students can choose for a personalized focus on post-secondary success. Through the Early College program, more than 86 percent of Irondale students earn college credits, and more than half earn at least one semester of college credits.

Irondale offers •M  ore Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings than most schools (18). •C  ollege in the Schools (CIS) courses in partnership with the University of Minnesota, and career and technical education programs in partnership with the Northeast Metro 916 Career & Technical Center •A  ccess to an online career planning system called Naviance that helps students align their Personal Learning Plan goals with their postsecondary plans. Students and parents can track college applications from start to finish, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, research colleges, prepare for standardized tests and more.

High achievement ACT All Irondale High School students attain college and career readiness. Thanks to a grant from the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation, Mounds View Public Schools was the first school district in the state to ensure every high school junior had a free opportunity to take the ACT on-site during the school day. To date, an average of 98 percent of students participate in the exam, and Irondale students continue to exceed the state and national test score average. In 2018, the average ACT score of an Irondale High School student was 21.7 compared to a state average of 21.3 and a national average of 20.8.

Scholars In 2018, 647 Irondale High School students took 1,090 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Of those students, 90 were named AP Scholars, 28 were named Scholars with Honors, 64 were named Scholars with Distinction and 13 were named National Scholars.

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Automotive PATHWAYS TO POSSIBILITIES

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Irondale offers students Engineering/ the opportunity to explore a Manufacturing variety of careers through specific coursework aligned to industry pathways. Exploration continues with exposure to industry experiences that allow students to follow their interests and prepare for further post-secondary study, training or work opportunities.


A popular choice Year after year, we consistently enroll more than 80 percent of the students in our attendance area. Irondale High School is a member of Mounds View Public Schools, a school district of more than 11,000 students that routinely ranks in the Top 10 of metro districts when measured by test scores. National high school rankings consistently put Irondale among the top schools in the country. Irondale matches the performance and opportunities of area private schools, yet offers the value of public schools.

Enroll Irondale welcomes students in its attendance area, which includes New Brighton, Mounds View, Arden Hills and Shoreview. To enroll, residents can call 651-621-6800.

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My child receives a high quality education here.

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Reputation of excellence It’s award winning Irondale’s academic teams consistently win awards in state and national competitions, and its music education program offers award-winning instrumental and vocal performing groups and a nationally acclaimed marching band. Irondale has been named a top school and Local Government Innovation Award winner for its Early College program. Irondale is recognized by the College Board’s AP Honor Roll for significant gains in Advanced Placement (AP) access and consistently receives national recognition in the form of rankings and awards.

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