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Boscobel High School

Public | 9-12 | 241 students

 
 

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Posted November 18, 2005

My opinion about our Boscobel schools is of great CARE. The faculty is Concerned, Attentive, Responsible and Enthusiastic for our young people. I do believe they are here to enhance a young persons future and guide them to the best of their ability. In a small town with smaller enrollments,the children become well-known, not just 'in-attendance'. Boscobel is fortunate this way. Our learning programs are up-to-snuff to the best of my knowledge. Truthfully,I have not heard of negatives. The choice of taking part in the arts, sports or other activities is quite available and hopefully appreciated! These 'things' advertise our school and those wonderfully skilled students. All parents should want to know their 'day-care' of all ages--the elementary is most likely more involved. The one thing I have never cared for is the middle school with the high school---we were there and so were our 2 children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

As a child we moved to four different school districts in two states. During that time I saw both the good and the bad, and somewhere in between. I hestitate to use a statement such as 'for a town this size' as if small towns cannot have good schools. Rather I'd say that Boscobel is a good school that offers classes and programs often associated with larger schools while retaining good teacher/student interaction commonly associated with smaller schools. There is a very good male:female teacher ratio which I feel gives a balanced approach for our three children. Teachers and administration are kind, helpful, and genuinely interested in our kids-even emailing us daily with homework assignments. Boscobel still offers programs such as Home Economics and FFA which other schools do not, while also having an exceptional band/choir department. Sports are a part of the school, yet not it's reason for existence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

Both my child and I are very pleased with the education he is getting at the Boscobel schools. He is learning the basics as well as regularly getting the opportunity to use higher level skills. I'm particularly impressed with the staff's concern for him as an individual and their efforts to help him be comfortable with not having to conform. The band and choir programs are really outstanding. That such a small school in a low-income area would provide this much support for programs that other districts have practically abandoned is very gratifying. My child's experiences in sports have all been positive, and he is not a superior athlete.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

There is poor communication between the school and parents. This particular school treats the kids like they are a ward of the state. Many of the teachers have issues and take their frustrations out on the students that they don't care much for. There is not much room for creative thought-the herd mentality is what they push for in the students. Teachers often ridicule students that have legit concerns and questions. They offer more classes for kids but that means more homework and less interaction with parents and the 'real' world. I feel that they should offer more courses that will help students once they get of school. A kid should not be punished for their individuality for if we all took everything as gospel and cowed to the establishment we'd have no Einsteins and Edisons. Sports should be fun-not a coach yelling at kids because he/she only cares about winning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

This school is a really cool school all the kids that go there like the school there is alot of good classes that the kids can take like foods, sewing, tech ed, wood shop, metal shop, current issues, american lit,keboarding,and the basics like math, science, english, social studies,the teachers are really cool and the food is really good and they serve breakfest they serve a healthy lunch every day to the kids.
—Submitted by a student


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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 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students77%
Female83%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students53%
Female59%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students45%
Female59%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students92%
Female86%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 96% 73%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 67%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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300 Brindley St
Boscobel, WI 53805
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