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Tremper High School

Public | 9-12 | 1797 students

 

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Posted October 1, 2013

Tremper could always improve, as well as any other school. My school has problems but so do every other school. I believe with an extra 5,000 dollars Tremper could do a lot of good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2013

Tremper is an ok school. We have lots of ratchet people but we also have really nice people. This isnt a school where people get bullied alot. Or at all. Great sports program. Alot better than Bradford ;). Teachers are amazing. 99.9% of them are. It's a nice school with nice people and nice things. Teachers are great, students are great. Tremper Trojans all the way!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2010

I have a son who is a Sophmore now. We thought Tremper would be a better school but it turned out the education wasn't at all as good as the other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

A diverse, urban school that works hard to keep classes small and attention individualized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

When we moved to the Kenosha/Pleasant Prairie area several years ago, we had the fortunate choice to live in one of several different neighborhoods. We purposely choose to buy our house in an area that feeds into Tremper High School because it is consistently the top-rated school in the area. The academic programs are strong, the athletic programs push their student-athletes to maintain high standards academically, as well as physically, and the sense of teamwork and committment to student success I have seen exhibited by the staff are amazingly strong. We have now lived in Pleasant Prairie for several years. and are still happy with our decision. Even though we could send our kids to one of the fine private schools in the area, we are choosing to send our children to Tremper High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

As a former student of Tremper High, I believe that this school had a lot to offer academically as well as their extraciricular activites. You will get out of this school exactly what you put into it. If you are headstrong with your educational goals, you will be able to accomplish a multitude of applications. Tremper High is also very sports oriented, which supplies students with the opportunity to make new friends, be a part of a team, and be supported by fellow students. As Tremper does count highly on their sports teams, they are proud of their students, especially being backed by their grade point averages and their codes of conduct. I would recommend and encourage any hard working student with future aspirations to make the most of your high school experience no matter what high school you attend.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 23, 2006

Tremper is an average high school with average kids. The teachers try as hard as they can to teach their class subjects but there are quite a few students who ruin it for the rest. The priority if the school is the sports program. They should change the slogan to 'Tremper wins at the cost of education.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2006

Tremper is a wonderful school. The honors academics are challenging in a positive way and the technology is always improving. Unfortunately, the athletic department is lacking in facilities and good quality fields. Tremper's sports have always been extremely strong in the state but it must be from pure talent because the facilities are awful. The practice football field is in the baseball and softball fields. The soccer fields have nearly no grass and when it rains, the field is under water. The district should help this top state school look like a top state school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 23, 2005

Tremper is overcrowded, dirty, and rat infested. It would be a good idea to consider the values of this community, who seem to feel that sports are more important than academics, before moving here and enrolling your children in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

This school is way too overcroweded. It's hard enough to get around the halls from one class to another with all the people milling around, and then there are those select few students who just have to cause trouble, not to mention that half of our classrooms are portables, the head count keeps getting bigger and bigger, and there's a lot of racism.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2004

I personally think Tremper has the highest standards for the high schools in our area. They offer many opportunities for the students. They hear what the citizens want in the community and try to accomodate. 3 cheers for Tremper!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

I truly hates this school. There aren't enough black people in the school. I often feels as if I have to prove something to my classmates, instead of being myself. If I truly felt comfortable being at that school, I believe I would do a lot better. Many of the teachers are great, but then you have those few teachers that are just out there, and in my opinion, need to retire. There are just too many students there, and now next year there will be absolutly too many freshman around. My friend was told that she couldn't go to Tremper, although she is in Tremper district, because there were too many people in Tremper. 10th graders and up should have the first pick in what school they want to go to.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic origin42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities15%
Not disabled69%
English learners0%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant63%

Math

All Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled44%
English learners0%
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant39%

Reading

All Students38%
Female39%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities2%
Not disabled42%
English learners0%
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Science

All Students59%
Female55%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled66%
English learners0%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female66%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic origin47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities17%
Not disabled74%
English learners20%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%
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 68% 73%
Hispanic 15% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%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 77%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 70%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Richard Aiello
Fax number
  • (262) 359-2187

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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8560 26th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53143
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