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Germantown High School

Public | 9-12 | 1427 students

 
 

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Posted November 16, 2012

All of the staff is very helpful and they truly care about all of the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2011

I recently enrolled into Germantown High and I was very hesitant on it. Yes it is very cliquey but usually you find people to hang out with and become friends with. However in order to do this you have to be outgoing and not super shy. I moved to Germantown from Greenfield after my Freshman year. Greenfield was definitely worse than Germantown mainly because of the teachers and because of how ghetto it got in just a year or two. So compared to my old school this school is great. I definitely would recommend your child going here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2010

As a current student i would say dont send your child here. The minute they walk through the door they get judged by any one and everyone
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2006

As a parent of a Freshman who had not attended a Gtown grade school, I have been thoroughly impressed with the teachers and the atmosphere. The new Principal is doing an outstanding job of communicating with students, faculty and parents. He is helping to create a culture of enthusiasm and pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

I went to this school for two years. I moved here from Milwaukee and it took my entire freshman year to be accepted into a clique. I agree with other views that the school crosses the line with cliques. The teachers werent great, but I was a hard student to have. They didnt offer as much help as I needed, yes they'd send me to the math lab, but what was that going to do? its not the worste, but not the best. The school is awesome when it comes to extracurricular activities. I wouldnt reccomend this school to anyone that didnt grow up in Germantown.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 10, 2005

I have attended germantown highschool all four years. It's not your top school but it isn't your worst. Some of the teachers are bias and have their favorites like every school. Also they don't really listen to kids problems or what they need to fix about the school. I do have to say though that their higher education teachers who teach the advances classes are really good teachers and focus on the students needs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2004

I'm a former student. I spent my junior year at Germantown and it was terrible. Being originally from the city of Milwaukee, the students (and some teachers) pre-judged me like I was just like the majority of Milwaukee Public School students... we didn't put any effort into our work and were just some punk city kids. I know every school has its share of cliques, but Germantown crosses the line. School isn't meant to be a social place, but it still has an affect on students' work. I had a 4.0 GPA before I switched to this school. At the end of the year, it had dropped to a 2.5. There is simply too much pressure put on by the teachers with very little help that they give and the students don't help the situation. If you're not white, rich, and don't wear brand-name clothes... good luck here, you'll need it!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

This will be my 4th year at this school. My school has a very strong guide line of believing in yourself. The teachers always push you as hard as you will go, but when you do need help, they don't hesitate to give you a hand. We may not be the top notch school for knowledge, but I feel I am learning what I want and need to learn.


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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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities37%
Not disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant87%

Math

All Students63%
Female61%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities13%
Not disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students58%
Female56%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities34%
Not disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities37%
Not disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant89%
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 87% 73%
Asian 4% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Hispanic 3% 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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%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 74%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 100%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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Germantown, WI 53022
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