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Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 1697 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 18, 2014

Park is pretty below average but just like any public school you choose your own path. You can get caught up in bs or you can try your hardest while your there. And if you care you will have plenty of teachers that will care with you if you don't it's the total opposite.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2010

Park High School offers students many opportunities for advanced and AP classes, as well as extracurricular activities. Principal leadership is excellent and parent involvement could be improved. Staff is focused on education and high expectations. Students taking advantage of the opportunities are well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

Ok, Park is a pretty good school, while yes we have lots of problems but so does every other school out there. We should not be worried about being better than everyone else and we should be worried about bettering ourselves so that every student that walks in and out of the doors everyday will have the chance to succeed and be encouraged to do whats right. We should not always discipline but encourage whats right and follow through doing that our selfs. That is the only way we can teach our students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2008

Park high school is just one of the three big schools in Racine, WI. The bright students of the school are brought down by the preppy pretty people of the school, ( i.e. dance team captains). stop dancing and learn how to spell. High school is a time to learn the 1st steps of adulthood or college prep. and park high simply controls the students and turns them into mindless dancing panthers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

I am a student at Park, and I love it! I'm a captian of the Park Panther Dance Company (not poms or cheerleading). Between all the sports and extracular activities, it's really a great school. We are getting a new principal and the advisors are in a changing phase. The students can be a little wild but it's nothing compared to the the stories you'll hear.... :) We are all pround to call ourselves Panthers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2006

My daughter is a Freshman at Park. She chose to go to Park instead of continuing on with Walden (she loved Walden, but wanted a bigger high school experience..her choice). She is in several accelerated courses and is excelling in all of her classes. Park is a bit rough and quite regimented compared to Walden, I'll admit that; but she's gotten used to the routine and the school is addressing the 'rough' problems aggressively... that is so far the only issue we've had with the school, but my studious and somewhat shy daughter has grown to enjoy it and says that she's glad she made the change. Most students get out of school what they put into it, and the parents have a lot of influence there. Park has alot to offer, you just have to be willing to work hard and stay focused and many good things will come of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

Park in a horribla high school, the teachers don't care, the students don't care, we moved out of the state to give my children a better change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

I am an alumni at park high and the programs are excellant. The staff at park high do everything possible to keep the school,students as wellas teachers to stay on top of things and have great classes. overall park high has a very good alumni ratio.
—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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
Social Studies

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students46%
Female51%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled55%
English learners13%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant46%

Math

All Students17%
Female18%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled20%
English learners4%
Proficient in English17%
Not migrant17%

Reading

All Students23%
Female24%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities2%
Not disabled28%
English learners4%
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant23%

Science

All Students50%
Female48%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities13%
Not disabled58%
English learners21%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities16%
Not disabled67%
English learners33%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%
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 43% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 33% 10%
Hispanic 22% 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 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 8%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 52%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 96%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Racine, WI 53403
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