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North High School

Public | 9-12 | 1478 students

 
 

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Posted December 10, 2009

All schools have their good teachers and faculty, but what sets this school apart from the others is that it has a staff that cares about their students' education as much as you and other parents do. I attended this school in 96 and grad. in 2000 and my nephew followed a couple years later. We both played sports and our parents participated in school functions. All of the athletics programs and extra curricula's, especially football (my favorite), have some of the best coaches and mentors in the state. North also offers AP classes as well as Special Needs classes for students. High School should be a good growing and memorable experience for teenagers and I feel that Appleton North can offer that opportunity to your son or daughter. Go North!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2008

Although discipline could improve, Appleton North High School has the best quality of education through teachers and curriculum - in the Fox Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2004

Appleton North High School is a high Quality school. It is a diverse school it has the most percent of different cultures than any other school in the area. It is an excellent place to go to school for us kids to learn. I wouldn't want to go to any other high school in the State.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2004

Appleton North High School is an amazing place of learning, growing, and academic achievement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 30, 2004

As a former student, who had the option to go to any high school she wished, I chose Appleton North & I was pleased with the results. I made connections with my teachers & they connected with me. They put forth the effort to help me & other students; they truly cared about our success. They were there to help you out but they didn't hold your hand. A part of the growing up process is learning to do things on your own & they made sure you learned, but they never let you fail. They prepare you for the road ahead. The programs that school has to offer is amazing & by getting involved you learn a lot about yourself & others. You were put into situations to work as a team & reach a common goal. My time there was well spent & I wouldn't have it otherwise.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 6, 2004

A new shool that is beset by a total lack of management skills. No one seems to be in charge. A school that fails many of its noncollege bound students, staff is allowed to run rampant with no clear goals or guidelines in dealing with students on a one to one basis. One of the most glaring examples of passing the buck around, the buck stops nowhere. A school staff that tries to be everything to everybody and winds up being nothing to everyone. Go to Appleton East/West Xavier or Fox Valley Lutheran HS instead.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%

Math

All Students60%
Female54%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian37%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 82% 73%
Asian 11% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
Hispanic 3% 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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 95%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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5000 N Ballard Rd
Appleton, WI 54913
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