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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 The school hasn't really been updated since it was built back in the 60s so many things tend to be quite outdated and small.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 76% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students74%
Female83%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students48%
Female52%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students41%
Female49%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students79%
Female85%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic origin75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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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