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Port Washington High School

Public | 9-12 | 851 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 22, 2014

So disappointed. This is our 4th year at Port High and it is very difficult understand the culture at this school. I had my child's counselor tell me "I have 950+ kids to worry about, I can't worry about yours." When I contacted the principal in the fall regarding an unexcused absence, I was told to talk to the teacher that gave my child the unexcused absence. When I did, he said it was too much work to open his computer and read the email from another teacher excusing my child. And now I completely understand why my children say it is too hard and frustrating to talk to a teacher regarding their grade/missing work etc. I just received and email from a teacher that said they need to come before class or stay after school. If they didn't ride the bus to and from school I can understand how they could stay after school to discuss this with a teacher. Getting out of one class to go to another teachers class? I've also had the TAG counselor change my child's schedule without ever letting the child know! No apology, nothing from the TAG counselor. If you're a parent that doesn't want to be involved in your child's education, this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

This is an amazing school and I love it and always will. Teachers should continue to make school fun, and easy to learn. Many students learn easier this way, including me. Homecoming should always be earlier because we can then start off to an easier more closely-knit school faster.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

The school offers a lot of help espcially for students who are going downt he drain with their grades from students going to 9th hours (an extra hour everyday) to help them catch on work while being watched to assure that the work is being done. From programs with teachers who check up on the students work daily to make sure that they have everything in and if they are missing any work it is written down
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

The school is not good for average students. The teachers are apathetic.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2006

This school doesn't offer much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

It's an average school. The teachers show little interest in the students success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

With two sons in the school we have found it to be a very well rounded experience. Out sons came to PWHS from a small Catholic school, with total class sizes of 15-20 kids. Even though they were moving to a school of 950 the transistion was very smooth and we found the staff to be caring and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

This school is a great and unified environment. The teachers are positive role models, and the students who want to give a little, end up getting a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2004

The staff at Port Washington High School is what makes students high school experience there truely wonderful. In the class room, the teaching staff is one of a kind. Every department is filled with teachers that respect students as individuals and allow students increasing amounts of responsibility as they mature through their teenage years. Not only are the teachers leaders inside the classroom, their kindness and knowledge extends into student's daily lives and the community. Most teachers ask for more than the average student wants to give, but when your student meets these challenges and learns any number of lessons, including the value of hardwork, the gratification of an assignment done WELL, not just done, and increased respect from classmates. Teachers at Port Washington High School teach their subjects exceptionally well, but it is the life skills they teach that are priceless.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%
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%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students51%
Female43%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students51%
Female49%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities59%
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-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 91% 73%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%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 83%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 86%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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427 W Jackson St
Port Washington, WI 53074
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