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Poynette High School

Public | 9-12 | 336 students

 
 

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2 stars

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9 reviews of this school


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Posted February 4, 2014

Just look at the website, lack of technical communications, and the poor resources. It says it all. Then check out the Dept of Ed Report Card on this mess of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

The schools first priority is still money. The school board has personal agendas. Teachers their political views on the students and don't let the students have their own opinion. Consider home schooling
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Children get a great education. The teachers and staff care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I have two children in the poynette school district. One in high school and the other in the elementary school. I have nothing negative to say about the elementary school. The high school I have had some issues with but have since worked out. The biggest thing I had a concern with is my childs safety in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Poynette encorage their students to try everything that is offered in a small town lifestyle. The school encorages the students to expand out side the normal and see things through others eyes. Like any small town school we have our issues, but we always seem to pull together just in time to make it right. the teachers really want to see the students not only get good grades but understand how they will apply it towards life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Poynette is very proactive and the teachers give all the kids an equal opportunity to succeed. They are very active with the students and offer many opportunities so the kids have many positive choices. They strive to give the parents good communication so parents can stay informed with whats going on with their child. I'm proud my children have had a chance to succeed at Poynette High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

They have an excellent sports program and have respectful students.


Posted August 3, 2008

Poynette still has the small town attitude and is keeping the students close knit in its community with a solid education from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I feel the our school cares more about money then any child. Our kids can not get one extra egg in family living because of the budget and we can't afford to enter the spelling bee but we can send a losing basketball team to MN. School taxes went up 26% this year with 50% of our total tax bill going to the school. The school now charges for parking and raised lunch $. Money seems to be the priority then sports and winning at all cost. Our school has a 0 tolerance for bullying, but the bullying is not acknowledge by administration that is how we keep it at 0%.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students79%
Female93%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students50%
Female59%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
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 95% 73%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%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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108 N Cleveland
Poynette, WI 53955
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Phone: (608) 635-4347

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