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Chippewa Falls High School

Public | 9-12 | 1413 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted May 3, 2014

Good class selection. Male athletics are horrible. Witness a lot of bullying. If you can make it through all the social garbage, the classes are good. They don't have agreements with area colleges to graduate high school with certs or associates degrees, many other area schools do offer this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

This school has a lot of rasim and drugs and its just bad. The teachers dont care about anything. Just dont go there
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2013

As a parent of 2 children in the high school and 1 in the middle school, I am very concerned! The district believes in just pushing failing kids through. There is also an extreme amount of drug activity in the community, in which children witness. Staff take forever to return any reply to concerns, if they even reply! HORRIBLE School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

I am a former student here and had the time of my life. The teachers have to be some of the best in the nation. I've come back to visit once before while home on leave and its like one big family. I was actually in uniform at the time and many students were curious about my experiences in the military and were very respectful. The sports curriculum was phenomenal, I highly recommend Track and Field. Freshman courses were very easy, so I suggest taking on AP classes if you are a fast learner. They also have different languages offered: Spanish, French, German, Latin, Russian, Japanese, and sign language. They have an incredible choir program as well as computer science classes, and Seymour Cray was a distinguished alumni. If you are fortunate enough to live in this wonderful town, you'll be equally if not more impressed with this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2009

As a parents of two children in this school it takes a long time for the teaching staff as wwell as the principle staff to reply to your email if you have a student concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

At the moment I am attending Chippewa Falls Senior High School as a Sophmore. I, as do most kids becoming a freshman, was a bit scared to come to the 'big bad highschool' but my fears were dismissed early on. This school has a positive and friendly enviornment that makes it fun to learn. It helps that the teachers are very down to earth and easy to talk to. Lessons are covered in a modern and up-to-date way so the students don't become TOO bored. I'm very pleased with this school in general. It's a great place to be and I wouldn't change it for the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

My kids used to go to the Catholic schools, but we switched them about 5 yrs ago. It was the best move I ever made. The teachers care and there are alot of activities for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

Chippewa Falls High School is a great school with many opportunities. It prepared me very well college, and enjoyed every minute I spent there
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

I am a senior at CFHS, and I believe it is a great school. We have an amazing staff of teachers. The music department is wonderful and so are all of the extra activties. I feel that my school is very safe, and a fun place all around.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students69%
Female79%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students39%
Female41%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant46%

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 94% 73%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%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 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 99%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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735 Terrill St
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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