Student Success Stories
Stillwater Area Public Schools’ students have a proud tradition of excellence. We have students excelling in music, fine arts, activities, academics and athletics at all grade levels (from elementary to high school). The following is a sample of accomplishments from the 2010-2011 school year compiled from Stillwater Area High School, which represents the many successes occurring across the district every day.
96 percent graduation rate
80 percent of graduates went on to 2 or 4 year college
Approximately 1,000 students earned college credit while attending Stillwater Area Public Schools
National Merit Scholars (4 Commended; 3 Semi-Finalists; 3 Finalists)
Advanced Placement (86 students AP Scholars; 45 AP Scholars with Distinction; 3 students AP National Scholars)
129 new members inducted into National Honor Society
Minnesota State High School League Awards:
- Solo/Ensemble Contest - Superior Ratings: Choir 43, Band 26, Orchestra 13, Total 81. Perfect Scores: Choir 5, Band, 2, total 7. Best of Site Awards: Choir 4, Band 2, Orchestra 2, total: 8. All Conference Musicians: Choir 12, Band, 10, Orchestra 2, total 43.
- All State Musicians - Orchestra – 4 students; Jazz Band – 2 students; Choir – 4 students. Superior Rating in Large Group Contest - The Stillwater Choir; Belle Chanter; Varsity Women’s Choir; Varsity Men’s Choir; Concert Band; Varsity Band; Symphonic Band; The Stillwater Concert Orchestra; The Con Amici Chamber Orchestra
- In the state, Stillwater placed fourth in the Challenge Cup, which ranks all schools according to Athletics and Academic competitions
- Since 1913, Stillwater has had 55 Minnesota State High School League State Championships Individual student achievements
- 115 students earned All-Conference Honors
- 51 students earned All-Conference Honorable Mention Honors
- Several individual and group state champions
- 2 All American athletes
- 10 Ponies signed with Division I & II Colleges
- Conference Champions -Cross Country: Boys. Football. Soccer: Boys. Soccer: Girls. Swim & Dive: Girls. Volleyball. Baseball. Lacrosse: Girls. Track and Field: Boys.
- Section Champions - Cross Country: Boys. Soccer: Boys. Soccer: Girls. Swim & Dive: Girls. Baseball. Golf: Girls. Lacrosse: Girls. Synchronized Swimming. Track and Field: Girls and Boys.
- True Team Section Champions - Swim & Dive: Girls. Track and Field: Girls. Track and Field: Boys.
- State Tournaments - Track and Field Boys - 1st place. Cross Country – Boys 7th. Soccer Boys – 3rd. Soccer Girls – 3rd. Baseball – 3rd. Golf Girls – 2nd. Lacrosse Girls – 4th. Synchronized Swimming – 2nd. Girls Swimming and Diving – 3rd.