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Mukwonago High School

Public | 9-12 | 1610 students

 
 

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Posted June 25, 2011

Save your time, Dont go here!! Yeah there is some good teachers but for most part they are just doing what they have been told to do they dont go the extra mile to help kids out. They are more or less like babysitters. The place is never clean and nobody seems to care. The food is expensive here for what we actually are getting which isnt much. The school, I'd have to say has a major drug problem. Others may argue with this, but the town has absoulutly nothing for kids to do so thats why I think so many turn to drugs. I mean its pretty ridiculous how much drugs are in that school. You can walk through the hallway and you will witness a drug deal. The staff doesnt help with it either , most just turn a blind eye to it. As far as disiplinary action...its horrible! I sort of think the staff favors those of the students they know personally and others just fall to the wayside. They say they are strict with their policies but they really arent. No wonder why so many drop out, switch schools or end up in summer school. Its just simply not a great school I wouldnt put my kids through this school after the expireince I had.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2011

All I have to say is I'M SORRY to my daughter for moving to what I thought was a good school. I now know different. I'm SO SORRY. Good thing we are moving to prevent my last daughter from being an MHS grad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

Faculty is TERRIBLE AND NO HELP to students !!!! Logo crisis?- nah, more like Teacher/faculty/staff actually doing their JOB ! - get it?, job, you wanted to be in this field, you chose the career ... now DO IT !!!! ...... There ARE very talented young kids in this area and look to their teachers to guide them to the future. It doesn't help at ALL, when they turn their backs and drop the ball ! Yes, some do help, I'm sure, but the ones that don't are the ones that RUIN it for the rest ! - RIGHT Ms Kolby !?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

For the past decade, ACT scores at MHS have rivaled the best in the area and are well above state and national averages. Student graduates succeed superbly in college writing, science and math. As an MHS graduate, I am proud to have been a part of this tradition. Some of the concerns in other posts are pretty superficial: crowded hallways, smelly bathrooms. In terms of dedicated staff and challenging curriculum, MHS is hard to beat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

I am a current student in MHS, and i have to say, it is not a good school. The hallways are always too crowded, it takes me almost four minutes to get to a classroom thats only around the corner, and just recently the ceilings started leaking on the second floor; the solution? Trash cans in the middle of the hallway making this already crowded area even more cramped. Some of the teachers are amazing and dont deserve to work there. Another teacher had commented that some of the students in my class need to study more because they're, 'just plain stupid.' They pack some of the classes to the top as well. The study hall with the most students this year has 76 people in it. Also, as someone has posted before, most of what the school cares about and spends money on is the football team. Don't go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2009

My son just graduated from MHS and I have to agree,the place looks pretty disgusting. From the 1st day that we toured the school,my heart sank knowing I would be sending my son there; everywhere you looked,it seemed dirty and outdated. It must be even more depressing as a student to try to learn anything in that environment. My son was in LD classes(2) and that made him even less prepared for the real world or secondary school,because they never allowed him to break away from that crutch,due to the funding that comes from having LD kids. I have a younger child yet to go through the high school years,and I cringe to even think about sending her there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

This school does an incredible job at meeting student needs. Students today do not make it easy to help them learn but the staff at MHS go the extra step to support the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

If I had to say one good thing about MHS, I would say that it has excellent test scores. If I had to say one negative thing about it, I wouldn't know what to pick. As others have noted, the school is dirty. The hallways are so crowded that navigating through an intersection is worse than rush hour in New York City. There are few windows--students are lucky to have more than one classroom with them. As a result, many students feel trapped, or that the school is a prison (this was my own sentiment for four years). Use of the internet for research purposes is nearly impossible, because nearly everything is blocked. But the worst thing is, no one respects anyone else. Students don't respect each other, the administration doesn't respect the students and often treats them like children, and the students don't respect the administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2007

I graduated from MHS in 2004 and currently attend UWM. I can proudly say that MHS prepared me for success in college. Every teacher that I had really cared about the students and there are plenty of activities to be a part of. The atmosphere is that of a typical high school and I always felt safe there. Overall I would love for my kids to attend MHS some day.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 2, 2006

i an a former student and i think this school is the best i have ever been to. the staff try's there best to run the place,and thay work ther fingers to the bone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2005

I currently attend MHS, and I find the acedemic progams sufficent yet teachers don't seem to care who graduates and who fails. The most important thing in this school to most teachers appears to FOOTBALL, and Liberal views. I am disapointed in MY school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2005

I graduated from Mukwonago H.S. a little over a year ago. While I was there, the quality of the entire school declined. The bathrooms were hideous, they smelled and were dirty. The floors, throughout the entire school, were always dirty with trash all over the place. The teachers didn't seem to care what was going on. The hallways were packed to the point where you couldn't get to the door on the other side of the hall without walking down a little further and turning around. The price of food went up every year I was there and I know it is continuing to rise. The price to attend school is also extremely high, along with the price to park. For how much the students/parents pay, the school should be in much better condition.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 3, 2004

I have a daughter that goes here and I personally believe that this school isn't fit to be running. The halls are too crowded, there isn't a lot of discipline, fights break out everyday, and it's never clean. I also think that anyone who sends their son or daughter here is out of their mind. What are you thinking? You should really reconsider your decision if this is one of them. Even if it does mean a little more a of distance to travel it will be worth it. This school is of poor quality.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 70% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students79%
Female87%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities24%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant51%

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities37%
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities40%
Not disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not 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 92% 73%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%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 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%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

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Mukwonago, WI 53149
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