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Greenfield High School

Public | 9-12 | 1321 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 27, 2013

Like every other school Greenfield High is what your child makes of it. My daughter is on the honor roll and spends hours studying every night. The homework and teachers are challenging. In the end all students take the same ACTs and make a choice about their future. My daughter scored higher than students attending DSHA and other well known high schools. Great job to all the staff, principal, Greenfield Police Dept., and parents for making this school the best it can be and ensuring the safety of our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

Great school! Really impressed as a parent! So many wonderful, hard working teachers who really work to make a difference in student's lives. No one is worried about scuffing new floors, some students just don't work hard enough to succeed in their high school career, therefore they fail. Teachers give students the attention that they need to succeed, it's whether or not the students take the opportunity! Great School for my kiddo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

I believe there seems to be a problem when there are just as many kids in the alternative program (not enough credits to pass) as there are in the regular classes. I have seen my child struggle in this school to just get an education. Instructors seem to be outdated and lazy. Staff is more interested in making sure noone scuffs the floors in thier new building. Any and all forms of discipline detail the child being kept from receiving an education by being suspended for days. And why not Greenfield gets paid for the head count but does not have to deal with students who do not comform to the staffs beliefs. (even very minor issuses). The sport and dramas dept are very mediacre if not just bad. If you are looking for a school that is happy to be medicare and you want your child to fight for thier education this is the place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

My husband and I are very impressed with the quality education. Our daughter had 8 years of private school before entering Greenfield as a freshman, and she couldn't be happier with her choice to attend GHS. Teachers and Staff are great, and they make students and parents feel welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

I am thrilled my children went to GHS though open enrollment. My oldest two graduated in the top of their classes and the last is at GHS now and doing really well. Great Teaches with High Expectations and that is what I wanted for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

This school is great for new students entering the system. As a JR at this school i gotta tell ya this school is great, The teachers are great,Safety in this school is about 100%. Its a school that keeps discipline good. Overall fights we say 'what does fights mean' , Im glad to be a student here
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2007

There is a fantastic faculty, a new progressive administration, and a new $40 million renovation planned for the school beginning in 2007. Greenfield HS is up and coming and will soon match the quality of the elementary schools in the system.
—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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

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 Students67%
Female74%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian62%
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled72%
English learners52%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students28%
Female26%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian43%
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled30%
English learners12%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant28%

Reading

All Students33%
Female34%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian29%
Hispanic29%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled36%
English learners4%
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant33%

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian58%
Hispanic65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled70%
English learners40%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female74%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian67%
Hispanic72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled77%
English learners48%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant71%
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 62% 73%
Hispanic 23% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%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 80%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%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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4800 S 60th St
Greenfield, WI 53220
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Phone: (414) 281-6200

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