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West High School

Public | 9-12 | 1721 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 12, 2012

Excellent academics with teachers strongly supporting student success. Some of the highest test scores in this part of the state. Music programs are outstanding with a variety of band, choir and orchestra opportunities, both curricular and co-curricular. Many staff members advise numerous extra-curricular activites or coach athletics, suppoting education of the whole student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

My two children received an excellent education at Oshkosh West HS. The staff truly cares about students (and their learning), striving to meet the varied needs of each. Administration is very approachable, student opportunities (academic, athletic, extra curricular, etc.) are extensive and the environment is very safe. Oshkosh should be proud of this excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

My son was in this school for freshman year as we unexpectedly had to move out of state. The academics are very good here. They have a gifted counselor on site who reports to the district gifted coordinator. This was invaluable to us. They were very willing to work with us to make sure he had an education that fit his needs. The only suggestion I would make is to have a few classes available to just gifted so that they can experience learning at their level with their academic peers. Otherwise, I felt that the discipline was excellent and the respect for students and parents was very good. I felt like we were being treated like we were paying for a private school. The school my son now attends in Michigan isn't very good at all, but I think we had high expectations from West and the Oshkosh Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

I graduated from this school in 2001. Overall my high school experience was exceptional. Most teachers at West are very good educators and seem to sincerely care about their students. There are so many activities available for students to become involved in. I do have one thing bad to say about this school. My sister, who is two years younger, attended West for a few years. Her attendance and grades started slipping her sophomore year. When this was brought to the attention of her guidance counseler, not a whole lot was done. A few phone calls were made home to my parents, but the effort was minimal. She dropped out officially at 16.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 3, 2004

This is truly a great school. Excellent staff, hard-working students, and a great admin. Of all the schools I have been in, this is by far one of the best. It is a very safe school. I give it an A+.
—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.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students83%
Female93%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities25%
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian61%
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian50%
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities41%
Not disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities44%
Not disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
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 88% 73%
Asian 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%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 88%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%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 54902
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