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Monona Grove High School

Public | 9-12 | 921 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 4, 2013

Still very much small school attitude. Treatment depends on your last name and bank account size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

The academic side is very strong. Students learn a lot. There is not a lot of diversity but that is mostly due to the Monona and Cottage Grove area's not having a lot of diversity. Their is a lot of help granted to those who need it with a lot of specialty teachers there for people with different disabilities or just people who struggle at school. The teachers can be strict but they really prepare you for the real world. If you mess up on a test you don't get a ton of retakes or anything. The school has drama but not more than any other high school. Sports mean a lot to this school and there is a lot of school spirit. People for the most part support all athletics and music. I like it here because of the AP classes offered and the nice teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2011

it may deserve a 5, but mghs is NOT diverse and has a lot of cliqes like most schools. very white and no non white teachers, there is staff, but still. It's all sports and music. The kids aren't as talented as some say, just a bunch of butt kissers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

The faculty tries to connect with the students through many different means, from posters containing autobiographies to simply talking in a friendly manner. The students can receive help from various resources and are given an outstanding amount of electives and extracurricular activities. It also ranks high nationally in AP test pass percentages, ACT scores, and SAT scores.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2010

The Monona Grove Music Department is above all others, the teachers care and work with all students regardless of there ability and all students excell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This is a great school. Teacher truly care about the students, and parents and the community are very involved. I would recommend this school to anyone.


Posted June 27, 2009

The faculty is very welcoming and approachable. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities offered. The majority of students are accepting of others and enjoyable to be around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

Teachers dont try to connect with the students. The student body has alot of drama. Note there is alot of drug use
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

Excellent teachers, really care about the students achievements and successes and there is a lot of community involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

Not very racially diverse, strict rules and unaccomodating
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2006

This is a good and small school in Monona--on the edge of Madison. Academically it is fine and students have a sense of community. My son loved it here.
—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.

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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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic origin28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic origin17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic origin61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 86% 73%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 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 7%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 91%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 67%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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4400 Monona Dr
Monona, WI 53716
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