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North High School

Public | 9-12 | 1216 students

 
 

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted October 4, 2009

Because it's a great place for people to be themselves and we have awesome teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2008

An outstanding school with great diversity. The staff, particularly the science department, is simply outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

I am going into my Junior year and I have always been at North for High School. At North compared to the other schools in the area I believe we are offered the most options for what we want to do (Classes, leaving campus, and even teachers). The student career is what I believe is served best at North and those with an option to jion our school should be happy to do so.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2007

I belive that the school needs to know the students more and be more creative with the learnning prosses. if there is a specific thing that parents have made the tachers aware of about the learning capabilities of thier child , techers should not ignore it. rather they should look into how to help students learn better and not leave it up to the student or parents to remind them of thier job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

I feel as if North High High School is very accepting of the diversity it has grown to see over the past years. The environment at North is inviting as well as the teachers, as they seem to like being on a more personal level with their students. It is easier to approach a teacher that you can view as a friend and mentor than as only a disciplinarian. Wouldn't you rather approach someone who will give you a real opinion than only criticism? I commend the teachers for looking out for their students and reaching out to them as friends and mentors, believe it or not it makes the learning experience more enjoyable.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 1, 2005

I think that this school needs to have more college credited classes and have more foreing languages. I do think that the teachers need to be a lot more stricter of late homework and on tardies!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2005

I have found North High school to be excepting of diversity as well as a cultural experience. The teachers are usually wonderful and help as much as they can. The principle however would be lacking in what is needed for this school to run as properly as it should.
—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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students72%
Female81%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin58%
Asian61%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin43%
Asian43%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students43%
Female43%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic origin38%
Asian22%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic origin72%
Asian61%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin71%
Asian74%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%
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 79% 73%
Asian 9% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 78%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%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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Oshkosh, WI 54901
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