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Laona High School

Public | 7-12 | 108 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

After an exciting day of learning, my children look forward to all the daily after school programs with teachers available to tutor math, reading and band instruments. There is also a new toddler child care program with a well staffed group to supervise activities. The teachers are seen frequently out in the community for scholarship fund raising events, after school adult computer help, and music events on patriotic holidays with the High School Band at parades and cemeteries for the surrounding towns who do not have schools. There is also an inviting Community Library with summer story events for all ages. This schools is blessed with an involved community that takes pride in it's working relationship with parents, students and teachers who practically live at the building. Everyone involved in Laona goes out of their way to make this school one of the best. My students who graduated from this school have went on to have their college professors tell them that they were much better prepared than students from other high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Laona High School is known for a cooperative atmosphere with mutual respect between the teachers and students. A coordinated curriculum from elementary years up to the end helps students remember important concepts that are learned and reviewed. Kids will be introduced to new words and then see the same vocabulary reappear in their music books and later in the day do art projects related to the same terms. This school system is very organized but the teachers are so good at making it fun, that my kids don't even realize how much they are learning. I am so glad we moved here. Even when the principal called my house about trouble that my child caused in school it was done in a way that wasn't humiliating and it seemed to me that the administration was interested in getting my child on the right track rather than scolding. My spouse's work demands that we move around a lot & this is the finest school system we have ever been involved in. Even the parents all have a welcoming attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

This is a wonderful school where there is a correct student teacher ratio. Where parents teachers and students work together for a common goal. We work together as a team for the best outcome for the student. Being a small school in the middle of a national forest and little funding the community has had to come together to keep the school open. It would be wonderful to win this prize not only for the school but for the students. Go "Laona High School"!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

The school can't do field trips due to a lack of funding. There are very limited after-school activities, especially in arts, crafts etc. Some fundamental science classes have been cut and the students will not be able to compete at colleges and in a global market. Funding is what it takes and more parent involvement. Please, parents, there is no job market in Laona, do what you have to for your kids!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%
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

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 79% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%
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

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%
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

Math

All Students24%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin24%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%

Reading

All Students24%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin24%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%
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

Language Arts

All Students29%
Femalen/a
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students5%
Femalen/a
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled7%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant5%

Reading

All Students10%
Femalen/a
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled14%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%
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

Language Arts

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Math

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students37%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%

Science

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%
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 94% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Asian 0% 4%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 22%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 58%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 21%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 91%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Laona, WI 54541
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