About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Compass-Northdale Center's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Compass-Northdale Center had 1 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Minnesota average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Compass-Northdale Center Reviews
I definitily think Compass is a great school. It may be small, but that gives the support staff to work individually with each student. Everyone counts at Compass, its kind of like a little family. Its a great school for kids who need something different. I would even pick this school over my regular school. Compass lays down the law in a friendly way. But sometimes the teachers are to strict. This school is known for having 'bad kids' but its not like that at all . It sometimes feels like some teachers think the same. But overall compass is great, and most staff there are truly wonderful.