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East High School

Public | 9-12 | 1295 students

 
 

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Posted March 12, 2014

I was very unsatisfied with how the administrators at Appleton East High School handled student bullying cases. My son was intimidated, name called, swore at, and taut by the other student to the point where both my son and the other student hit each other inside the lunch room. In the end, my son and the other student whom was involved got suspended for 3 days and the Vice Principle threatened my son that next time they will call the police. My question to the Vice Principle was if I'm a bully who doesn't want to go to school then I target a student and bully him, get into a fight then get suspended then no school for me isn't that right? The Vice Principle never agreed with my point and I didn't think he got it. Good students like my son did not deserve what he got. After how disappointed I was with EHS, I moved my son to a better managed, caring for students' well being, and better school system. My son graduated and went on to a 4 year college. If my son was still residing at EHS he may never graduate because of the stress, mental instability, low self esteem, and pressure that bullies and administrators put my son through; that would be any parents' nightmare for life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

The problem we have had is that my son is enrolled in the charter school at East High School (Tesla Engineering). He loves the classes and the staff at Tesla and they are wonderful! The downside is the classes he has to take at East High School. His Spanish teacher was a nightmare last year. This year he was pulled from the AP Biology class to be stuck in a basic Chemistry class without any notification to the student or the parents. He is bored since this is all review for him. They actually churned butter as a high school chemistry experiment! Sad when my son has always loved math and science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Fantastic school. Our daughter attended there all four years and our son a year and a half before we moved out of state. Teachers are wonderful. Great parent involvement. Excellent sports and arts programs. Wish we could move back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

We sent our son to public school in 9th grade from private schools and was told how wonderful East High was. Our expectations have been exceeded as we cannot say enough about the teachers, principal, office personnel and the wonderful guidance counselors. EAST ROCKS!! Thank you all for a job well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

My daughters go to East and I believe they have found the best education that a public high school can provide. I used to send them to a private school, but switched them to East when the tuition got to be too much to handle. I expected alot from the school, and all my expectations were met. They have to opportunity to take AP courses and have different varieties of classes. The theater department is wonderful, the scool is lucky to have such dedicated directors. The speech team is also very successful, and I'm glad that my girls can be involved with that program. I'm very happy with my decision to send them to East, and I know my girls are too.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian64%
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled82%
English learners13%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students46%
Female52%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian21%
Hispanic36%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled53%
English learners7%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students39%
Female45%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian12%
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled46%
English learners0%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian48%
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled79%
English learners7%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian69%
Hispanic90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled90%
English learners27%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 76% 73%
Asian 12% 4%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 93%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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2121 Emmers Dr
Appleton, WI 54915
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