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Edgerton High School

Public | 9-12 | 539 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted February 9, 2014

Edgerton is a small town with a small town school. If your child tries to get involved in sports, drama, etc. it is about who you know, or more about what your last name is. My daughter had a problem with a teacher bulling her, principal said that he knew this teacher all his life and that he didn't believe me in so many words. I am new to town and asked around to see if anyone else had problems with teacher, there was many parents that had problems with same teacher. (8 to be exact) Lots of internal problems with teachers that aren't being dealt with. Maybe because it is so small they can't get the better educators??? I don't know.....we are moving soon....thank goodness my kids won't have to deal with this school any longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

I've been to eight different schools in the last five years and this is genuinely the best one. Most teachers I've encountered want to help kids graduate and generally want to see them do well; they're always around, happy to answer questions, and can often make time to see you if you ask. Lots of chances to take AP classes and even take college courses (if you've advanced enough). I /love/ that EHS is so involved in their arts programs, because I've been to so many schools where it's just been about football, basketball, etc.. Overall, it's actually a really great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2013

My kids who graduated from this school are doing great at college and in their lives in general. The balance of top-notch academic classes with opportunities in sports and the arts is truly impressive. The teachers pay attention to what students need and communicate well with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We moved in from another state and have children in all three of the schools, they feel it's too easy. Points are freely given to help failing kids who don't do homework pass. Drugs and alcohol are a huge problem among the students -- a middle school teacher stated a statistic of 85% use (66% being the national average). Sports seem to be for the kids whose parents have grown up here and/or whose parents are friends with the teachers and coaches. New principal this year, new super next year... maybe they can turn the trend in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

I graduated from this school and it did not help me at all for college, because you don't have to study at that school to do well. Many kids cheat all the time, and the students are generally not nice or accepting of new people.


Posted April 1, 2010

I have to agree about knowing the right people or more so being a 'Townie' in Edgerton. Especially with the baseball program. Otherwise the school system is fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

I had my 3 children, and 2 grandchildren graduate from Edgerton High School after attending since kindergarten. The academics are very good. There are high expectations. They offer special opportunities to all students not just the gifted and talented. They reward good attendence and academics as well as sports. The special ed department is excellent with very knowledgeable teachers. There is generally very good communication between teachers and parents. Yahara school is a forerunner of the ungraded classrooms, and give students individualized attention because it is so small. The students appear to be slightly more innocent compared to other urban school districts. The elementary school in town is, if not the biggest, one of the biggest in Rock County. I felt I always had a handle on what was going on and I felt my kids were getting a good education and they were safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

Great School! My kids love the sports, extra curricular activities, fun social events, dances, teachers, faculties and everything. I think the small schools are always a better learning enviornment for my children. I highly recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

The school is good. The athletics are only for people who know the right people. If your parents did not go to Edgerton, it is hard to be noticed. Also, the coaches tend to live vicariously through the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities30%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students47%
Female39%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students82%
Female77%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities45%
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities40%
Not disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not 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 88% 73%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
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 17%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 85%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%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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Edgerton, WI 53534
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