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Hudson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1697 students

 
 

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Posted December 13, 2009

Average school -- needs to build on or build a new school ---- wayy to small. !
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2009

This is one of the best high schools in Wisconsin. We really like the teachers and the education. Kids are very well behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

Great teachers! Most are extremely helpful with home work. They make coming to school fun and educational. The teachers are overshadowed, however, by a 'regimic' adminstration. The principal does not have a very good relationship with the students, as the only ones he will see are those who have broke the rules. The assosiate principles are the same. The adminstration does not have the respect of the students, which has a huge impact when it comes to dicipline. If they had the students respect, there would be fewer diciplinary problems. Very rarely are students given the benefit of doubt, and they are often guilty before proven innocent. Alcohol and drugs, like in any high school, are a problem. I wish I could give this school a higher score, but do to the administration, I am force to lower the score.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2008

Principal and his associates are great. Teachers are ok for the most part. Head administrator is questionable. The postition could be eliminated to save a good chunk of money. Studens tend to be spolied and hard to handle.


Posted April 4, 2008

This schools administration is terrible and unfair. The teachers themselves are great to the most part, however that is all overshadowed by terrible leadership.


Posted April 4, 2008

Administration is horrible most of the teachers are great individuals and i emphasive most not all but that is irrelevant due to unadequate leadership in the administration. poor school overall despite great teachers, really disapointing to see
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Teachers are available and informative to parents and students, knowledgeable and hardworking. They understand every student's unique life's situation and want to support it and help them make good choices. We are very pleased indeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

Great students; a wide variety of classes and activities; dedicated and professional teachers; nice atmosphere; high expectations.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2007

It is fine. No air conditioning in the west is a problem. Some rooms, mostly on the west side, are in bad condition. Overcrowding is becoming a problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2006

Hudson High School is an excellent mid-sized school with a lot of academic and extracurricular activities. We felt it much better than comparable schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They have on-line access to students grades and teachers' comments which makes it very easy to stay in touch and make sure nothing becomes a problem. There is a wide variety of students from rural to country club to make for a good balanced environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

The academic opportunities offered at Hudson are second to none. The sports are well run, and the coaches put academics first. In recent years the efforts to bring diversity into the school have been very successful. The guidance office as well the principal,Mr. Lucas, are key players in the diversity education. The art program has wonderful teachers that allow and help foster creative brains to develop. The wide range of the art classes add to the already impressive diversity of classes. The administration is always open to help students and parents. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly. --Annie 2005 Graduate
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2005

I think they could have more clubs to join but overall it is a great school and the teachers and students are really friendly.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

429 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

429 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

429 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

429 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

429 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities28%
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities13%
Not disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant52%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities46%
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities46%
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 91% 73%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%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 87%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 74%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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1501 Vine St
Hudson, WI 54016
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