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Prescott High School

Public | 9-12 | 356 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted January 16, 2014

Prescott HS has been going downhill and continues too. Math and Science scores are low. Parents with successful young adults have had to get tutors to supplement what isn't offered (or offered well). While most high schools push for 4 years of language, Prescott really truly only does 2. While some are really great teachers, others are allowed to behave poorly. If you read this - please demand change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love that the schools have smaller classes and the teachers are wonderful. My son has done much better in Prescott schools than he did in Washington Cty schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

I love my school. The teachers go beyond to make such every student makes it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2006

Prescott high school isn't like many other schools because we don't really have cliques... we all kind of talk together and don't really exclude any one. There is never someone who doesnt take interest in our cirricular activities. And it is a fun safe environment where you know everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2005

Awesome school to go to! I really enjoyed it, it was a great experience!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

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 Students78%
Female86%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities44%
Non-disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students49%
Female50%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students45%
Female41%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students88%
Female82%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities56%
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female82%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities63%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
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 94% 73%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
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 15%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 90%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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1220 Saint Croix St
Prescott, WI 54021
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Phone: (715) 262-5010

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