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Washington HS of Information Technology

Public | 9-12 | 737 students

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Posted January 9, 2014

HORRIBLE!!!!! The school is only as good as the administrative staff. I could never understand why Washington High School has gotten such a bad rep, but its clear now. New to MPS I was told by an administrator that "your daughter feelings are not of my concern". Clearly this administrator does not need to oversee children or is that the way MPS runs the district! Now I understand why some parents send their children to private or suburban schools. If this was not her senior year I would send her back to private school, the tuition was high but also was regard for parents and the children education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My son attends WHS and it is a huge disappointment. I wanted him to attend another high school but he was unable to get in. My son isn't a saint but when a student ask for help and gets ignored it is a huge problem to me. Once a child is labeled in the school system it ruins their chance to start off fresh when the child take that step to improve themselves so they can get a education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

A gem of an urban school hidden on the top floor of the Washington Campus. The small school atmosphere allows staff to know every student by name. Teachers strive to challenge students thinking capabilities through integrating technology in every class.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students17%
Female15%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled24%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant17%

Math

All Students3%
Female0%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic origin3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled4%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Non-migrant3%

Reading

All Students4%
Female4%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled6%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant4%

Science

All Students24%
Female15%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant24%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female26%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant37%
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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This school
Percent of 12th graders taking ACT: 34%
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

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Creating healthy, respectful relationships.

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Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

This rating sheds light on the academic expectations that teachers have for students. At a school with a higher rating, educators are more likely to stress academic success, ask kids to work hard and expect kids to be college-bound. At schools with lower ratings, it may be more acceptable for students to put in average or minimal effort, perform poorly on tests and lack strong academic goals.


Supporting its teachers.

This rating indicates how teachers feel about their school's professional environment. At a highly rated school, teachers are more likely to work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. At a school with lower ratings, teachers may not interact much, feel appreciated or have much input in school decisions and policies.


Informing and including families.

This rating reflects how much communication parents can expect from this school. A highly rated school is more likely to have regular communication (e.g. newsletters, emails, and meetings) between administrators, teachers and parents. This may include information about student progress, homework help and volunteer opportunities. At lower-rated schools, parents may not get regular updates and may feel less welcome at school.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 92% 10%
White, not Hispanic 4% 73%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 31%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%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 21%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 95%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Tonya C Adair
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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
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Technology
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Clubs
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:35
School end time
  • 3:45
School Leader's name
  • Tonya Adair
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Technology
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
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Engineering

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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