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Grantsburg High School

Public | 9-12 | 296 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted December 14, 2013

This school district runs an online middle and High School program called iForward Wisconsin. They will promise you the moon to get you to enroll but it once you are in it won;t take long to realize there are some pretty big issues. This school is on its 4th owners in 3 years. Its been horribly mis managed and now as iForward has almost NO accountability. The Principal is manipulative with students and while comes off as being a super nice guy is far from it once you take a stand or stand up to his attempts to coerce you. Then you become a target . The Administration was warned by students about this 2 years ago and chose to keep this person in that position despite the many complaints they received. This same person has threatened students to try to keep them from coming forward with a concerns about teachers . They will tell you there are lots of in person activities but they are lying. The courses are substandard with numerous issues and even grammatical errors in the course work itself. Be warned! A high number of students do not graduate on time due to mistakes the school makes but are not held accountable for. Choose another program before its too late!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

Principle/Dean have their favorites, don't care about the minority or the people who need help, and when you confront them about it, they tell you that you are just trying to seek attention, and the principle will tell you, "I know what game you are playing, and it won't work here." As a former student, I NEEDED that help, and when I tried to get it, I was rebuffed. Instead I transferred schools, and since have gotten my diploma and degree.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2010

this school emphisizes way too much on home ec., (2 hours per school day of sewing and making high fat foods, come on) also, they do not expect much from students. they pretty much get girls ready to be homemakers, and the boys to be factory workers, very sad!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

My school should be the best in the country. There is great staff, great students, and a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2005

I have found that my education at Grantsburg has prepared me aptly for the intellectual rigors of college and a career in education, and I am grateful to the community and the staff at Grantsburg for guarding that education for future students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2004

As we all value the resources provided to our schools, it is disturbing when the school includes ciriculum that attempts to further falsehoods, and is ultimately wasteful of our students' time and effort. Factually, we can prove evolution through the most simple demonstrations. This school includes creationism as part of its cirriculum stating that it is to be used as an 'alternative' to evolution.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

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 Students70%
Female84%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students42%
Female48%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
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 96% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 43%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 93%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 46%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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Grantsburg, WI 54840
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