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Parker High School

Public | 9-12 | 1357 students

 
 

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Posted March 12, 2008

As a former student, I feel Parker has a great staff all around, they really care about the students and are willing to go the extra mile to make sure each student succeeds.


Posted February 6, 2008

Parker, along with Craig High School (eastside high school), is getting a $70 million dollar referendum. It's going to be a wonderful school when it is completed in the fall of 2009. Furthermore, the teaching staff is great and the athletics, for the most part, are very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2007

Parker is an absolutely outstanding school. It has the finest teaching staff in Wisconsin. Teachers who really care about the well being of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

Parker is an average school. It is nothing to get excited over, but it is a nice learning environment. The school was only built to hold about 1200 people, but now it is home to over 1800 students plus staff. Needless to say, it is a little crowded. The school hasn't really been updated since it was built back in the 60s so many things tend to be quite outdated and small. The sports are great. The football team goes to state pretty much every year, and there are many clubs to get involved in. Our girls basketball program is also quite amazing, one of the well known female basketball players in college, Misty Bass, jumpstarted her career at Parker. All in all, the school is decent
—Submitted by a student


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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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled71%
English learners77%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic origin37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled49%
English learners39%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students41%
Female45%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled46%
English learners23%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled77%
English learners77%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled83%
English learners85%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%
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 79% 73%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%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 88%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 75%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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Janesville, WI 53548
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