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Pulaski High School

Public | 9-12 | 1235 students

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Posted August 14, 2013

I hope that Pulaski High can get back the city rating of excellent that it once had in the 50's and 60's when I was a student there. No excuse for not learning as we had boomer population of 3500 plus. Ten homerooms in the caf. and auditorium! Can't learn if you don't want to. R.I.P. Mr. Jelinek. Go Rams!


Posted August 11, 2013

I was a student here at Casmir Pulaski High School for the 2012-2013 school year. This school was brought up to be great but it is quite the opposite. This is not a safe place at all. This school contains drugs, gangs, and extreme violence. I regret attending this school greatly. If you send your child here please don't be surprised as to what happens. From education to saftey everything is terrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2013

Average grade point average for this school in 2012? And also the race percentages for this school.


Posted December 19, 2010

This is a school in its death throes. As a former staff member, I can recall when quality learning was the norm, not the exception. Damage done by a prior principal, along with an influx of students and parents who place no value on education has seriously compromised the compromised the ability of teachersa to guide students in their education


Posted November 11, 2009

I can't get a call back from administrators in a timely manner and sometimes not at all.No appearant cooperation forthcoming either.they made me feel like I was just 'wasting their time'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

I am a parent of a Pulaski student. I must admit I had some reservations about Pulaski, however my son is doing great, he's been there since 9th grade. He will be graduating next year. My son has teachers that really care about whether he succeds and that to me is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

My daughter has attended Pulaski all 4 years. At first I did not want her here but man was I wrong. Pulaski is a grat school, they have staff that really cares. Don't let past bad reviews deter you from sending your child(ren) here. You will not regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I am now a senior at Pulaski High School and I absolutely love it, both socially and academically. Pulaski is a really big high school and offers lots of classes, sports, clubs and other extracurricular activities. The only bad thing about pulaski is that a great percent of students that attend lack the self motivation to succeed in their high school studies. Pulaski is the average high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2008

i attend Pulaski High school and i love it i have been there two of my high school years i am currently a junior so im excited to make the last two years count.I think it is excellent i have had great friends and teachers as well to motivate me and keep me and everyone as well on track. i Love our block schedule i think classes go by fast and make it easier to complete our class assignments, and homework as well. I really am glad i choose this school to attend. If you send your son/ or daughter there You won't regret it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2004

Pulaski is a good diverse school, but there is a need for good teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 20, 2004

The teachers are great. It is not the safetest place.
—Submitted by a former 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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
20%
Social Studies

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students25%
Female26%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled33%
English learners3%
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students3%
Female1%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic origin2%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanic2%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled4%
English learners0%
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant3%

Reading

All Students4%
Female3%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanic2%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled6%
English learners0%
Proficient in English6%
Non-migrant4%

Science

All Students18%
Female13%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin16%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled23%
English learners3%
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant18%

Social Studies

All Students33%
Female34%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin36%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanic34%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled44%
English learners8%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant33%
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

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Percent of 12th graders taking ACT: 89%
Average Composite ACT score: 14

*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

***This rating is based on composite ACT scores for all 12th graders in 2013. This rating takes into account how many students took the ACT, giving more credit to schools with a higher percentage of graduates taking the ACT exam. The ACT data is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Climate ratings

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Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 54% 10%
Hispanic 31% 10%
White, not Hispanic 9% 73%
Asian 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
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 26%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 20%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Wisconsin-Milw
Marquette University
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Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 79%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 34%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 92%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • School of Business (2012)
  • 1st Place Career Development (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Medical
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Engineering

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drum line
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Hmong
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Hmong
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Latin Roots

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical
Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Darrel Wiliams
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (414) 902-8915

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Independent Study
  • Multi-aged
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Medical
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Hmong
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Hmong
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Engineering
  • Pre-law
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • DECA
  • Dance club
  • Debate
  • Drum line
  • Foreign language club: Latin Roots
  • Forensics club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Photography
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • navy blue, white, royal red
School mascot
  • Ram
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