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Elkhorn Area High School

Public | 9-12 | 857 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 6, 2014

Elkhorn Area High School has many opportunities for students! Teachers go above and beyond for students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2014

EAHS has wonderful teachers and principals who understand each child's goals are unique. They skillfully guide the students towards being the best they can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

I am a recent graduate of EAHS, and while it is no Milwaukee, there is much room for improvement. The biggest problem there is the teachers/administration themselves. They do indeed "gang up" on kids as mentioned in another review, and base any disciplinary actions off of either what crowd said student is in, or whether they like the kid or not. There is a HUGE amount of bullying at this school, but again, the district does very little about it unless you are a "bad kid". It is a shame that these people's actions tend to overshadow the few good people that do attend or work there. Although this may have changed since I graduated, I also want to say that there needs to be more of a variety of extracurricular offerings throughout the year, and to work on including everyone who does decide to join a club or sports team. I do want to praise the track team for being excellent in terms of leadership and generating an ideal team bond. I was definitely sad to leave that behind. And academically, it's pretty good :) In conclusion, it is a small town, and very few really like do high school, but EAHS really needs to do more to escape that "small town mentality" and be professional.


Posted October 11, 2011

My eldest child graduated from this school, and I can definitely say my other children will not. While some teachers are very caring and appropriate, the rest of them act like they too are in high school, or they do not appear to care enough about their jobs to actually do it. The administration seems blissfully ignorant about the bullying that does occur, and act as if they have never heard of a bully in Elkhorn when forced to confront an issue, and ultimately do nothing more severe than a detention. I will agree with the post below about school spirit; although my son was never into sports very much he did enjoy the homecoming activities. However, while it is definitely not as bad as MPS or even neighboring Delavan School District, there is so much more that needs to be done in regards to teaching and disciplining effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

I will never send another one of my children to this school. Leadership is poor
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

i love going to EAHS. all teachers have different teaching styles which make it easier to learn. I love the school spirit and everything at this school. we have great extracurricular activities that i love and great sports... and this is coming from someone who is not a jock! even though our football team did not do good this season but most of the students still came out and rooted them on. If anyone gets yelled at or anything its normally our/ the students fault. to sum up what im trying to say is i love this school and i don't think it needs to change except the amount of students allowed in the classes. but thats my only complaint.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

I have two children who attended this school. Since the long time principal retired there have been some problems with the transition. The teachers do an excellent job for kids that are on a college track. They do not offer much for students that are not. They go to great lengths to try to make sure that these students have some options however. Extracurricular options are sorely lacking in comparison to neighboring schools. Parent involvement tends to be limited to attended performances (music, plays and sporting events, and parent/teacher conferences. I think that this is common in a high school. Parental involvement is very high at the elementary and middle school level. The biggest problem the high school has is a narrow focus on technology and the arts, a stale curriculum, and it is not equipped to handle special education needs from K through 12
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

I have children who attend this school and would like to stay it is ahmazing! All you need to do is ask they teachers for help and they couldn't be more happy to help. I highly reccommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

When I went to school here, 4 years ago, I felt that the attitudes of the faculty needed to be changed. Especially to low-income families.


Posted June 18, 2007

I have found that my sons freshman teachers went above and beyond in trying to help him adjust to the high school experience and show him how to become an independent thinker and to use these skills in school and outside of school in regards to issues all teenagers face today. I especially appreciate all the work they put in to help him adjust to the transition from middle school to high school. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to see their children succeed in their high school endeavors and become a responsible part of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

Wish we never would have moved here. Wow, what a poorly managed school system. Once your child gets to middle school, it's all downhill. Some good teachers, too few though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

I had so many difficulties with this school. If you are not into sports or other activities, then you are singled out. They didn't help my child succeed, they helped my child fail. I feel that the vice principal is unprofessional, I have caught him in lies about my child. It is a school that is very clicky,it seems like if one teacher has a problem with a student, then the student is ganged up on by other staff. There has been only three staff members that have been helpful. It was a constant battle to try and work with the school. The only excellent part of the school is the schools liaison, and one guidance counselor. Their efforts to let you know if your child is truant is pathetic and nonexistent. Beware of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

I highly recommend you AVOID this school. This school is severely lacking in parental involvment. Mainly by teachers and staff. the teachers and staff refuse to take the time to help parents by including them or giving them the information they need to monitor their student's progress. security is little to non-existent.
—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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students81%
Female92%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%

Math

All Students55%
Female51%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities15%
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female90%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities31%
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant87%
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 84% 73%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
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 8%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%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 90%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%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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482 E Geneva St
Elkhorn, WI 53121
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