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Oconomowoc High School

Public | 9-12 | 1450 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2011

I'm a senior at oconomowoc high about to graduate soon. This school has many things to offer, and has a new fieldhouse and arts center. Basketball games were fun to watch. I can relate to many teachers and many are easy to work with. However, the athletics program isn't the best but is getting better I feel. Any student would fit in well here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2010

I am a freshman at OHS. OHS has great extraciricular activities, sure. But when it comes to acedemics, don't come to this school! The teachers pick favorites and don't care that much about what you're learning. I struggle in some classes because my teachers barely help me and I dont get any work done. There are tons of kids here that do drugs, and there are many bullies, too. OHS is also too focused on sports. This is not the best school. I suggest not sending your kids here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2010

I'm a freshman at ohs. And ohs isn't that bad of a school, everything here is pretty good drama is an issue but that's an issue at every school. There are over 70 clubs in the school and almost everyone is in a club I'm not cause I decided to focus on my grades. The classes are pretty good it only depends on the ones you take. The teachers of course are their to teach you but you can grow very close to them and actually have real conversations with them. Oh the freshman here aren't so bad either.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2009

I'm a Freshman at Oconomowoc, and i love it. They aren't focused on just sports, they actually focus on school work and trying to succeed. i love it. we have over 70 clubs, and the school is overall fun. i don't see the clicks there, and i moved to oconomowoc this year so i didn't know anybody, and its only october, and i know soo many different people. i would not go to a different school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2009

I am a 10th grader at OHS and I believe the school is very good on many levels. To say it only is concerned about sports is completely unfair. Yes, I am in sports, but there are so many other things out there. For example, we just put in an outstanding theatre. Our theater program is fantastic and sells out all the time. Also, robotics wins their competitions, chess club I hear is very good, and plenty of student organizations such as DECA, NHS, and many more add to the school. There is so much to do at any high school, people just need to stop complaining and find something for them. And every school is going to have its groups of people. It's natural, not everyone likes the same thing. So all this about how clicks are so bad is rediculous. Thats at every school. And schools.need.to.be.strict.in.order.to.be.run.effectively.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

I am currently a sophmore and I believe the highschool is a good school in all, but we have some strict teachers. Some teachers grade us like were in honors classes when we're really just in standard. Also some teachers pick their favorites in class and it changes their grading point of view. It tick me off because if your not a favorite then you would get worse grades than other teachers. There are many extra-curricular activities, just try one you think sounds cool. The athletics are so competitive now people are trying sports they have never played before and are surpassing the kids who have played and its not fair. I believe our school needs to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

I am a freshman here at OHS and personally this school is almost trying too hard. They seem to be striving for perfection in every possiable way. Plus alot of students aren't nice to their classmates or the teachers. Also, they havegotten rid of some really cool classes and they are becoming more stict as the time passes. I have just come into this school, and I am already looking into other schools and wanting to transfer. If I were you, I wouldn't send your kids here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

I am a junior at this high school, and personally i really like it here. Sure there are clicks, but what school doesn't have clicks? As far as extracurricular activities, we hav an excellent drama club who is going to germany because of their great reputation. The school just put in a new large gym and a very extravagant new theater that seats 750 people! saying that ohs focuses on sports is an unfair judgement because there is also math club, chess club, drama club, color gaurd, and many other non-athletic activities. People who say that their r no extracurricular activities are just people who are too afraid to try one. The school is also planning on making a club where teachers and students compete against each other in athletic competitions. As said before, the teachers are very good. But the school is sometimes very strict.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2008

I am i freshman and i am concerting on going to a different school because they teachers are nice and all but they school dosent come togather. They care to much about sports and if u arent in one then o-well, your nothing. Also the students, you only stay in your 'click' and im not really in one cuz im different. If you dont have the nice colthes then you are a nobody.This is seems good but in the end its horriable. i dont really suggest on sending your kids here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2008

I'm currently in the 10th Grade and to me Oconomowoc High School is a pretty good school overall,but they focus on sports way too much. There aren't many extra curicular activites and over the past years they have gotten rid of the most important classes that you can have. If they would focus more on the students needs then on sports it would be a better school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

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 Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 93% 73%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%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 77%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 68%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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  • Joseph C Moylan
Fax number
  • (262) 567-8960

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641 E Forest St
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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