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Nekoosa High School

Public | 9-12 | 417 students

 
 

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Posted November 18, 2010

This school is not going to be the school that i send my child to when i grow up. I've grown up in Nekoosa and I love the people that i have grown up with, but in all honesty, athletics and music are the only two things that keep this school alive. But the Core math approach is not the right one. But the teachers at this school are great. They are very nice and really relate to us students and are all pretty cool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2009

I suspect that previous reviews of this district are authored by an individual with a personal agenda. This school and district work diligently to provide consistent, quality education opportunities. Dig deeper before accepting these negative assessments as factual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

Nekoosa High School quite frankly is headed down hill. There is no leadership besides those of bullying students. CORE has brought down test scores drastically, but Nekoosa refuses to drop the CORE system. The only good thing about this school is its music program, which they are trying to cut..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

NHS needs leadership and discipline. The school lacks these in a big way. The math program (CORE) hinders kids that are in freshmen college. The high school needs revamped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Nekoosa High School pays more attention to the no child left behind act, than the child. From both ends of the spectrum, students do not get the services they need. Specifically in the areas of Math and English.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

The attetion to student development and academic achievement has taken a back seat to internal politics, poor leadership, and poor spending priorities. I would rather send my child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students62%
Female75%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students37%
Female40%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%

Science

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities29%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
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 7% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 0% 4%
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 18%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%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 81%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 33%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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500 Cedar St
Nekoosa, WI 54457
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Phone: (715) 886-8060

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