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Rice Lake High School

Public | 9-12 | 722 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 20, 2013

Teachers care about well the kids are doing. We do not have trouble at our school. They prepare you well for college. They had alot of clubs and have football,track,basketball,baseball, cross country golf both boys and girls. I liked my school it got me where I am today! Thanks Rice Lake H.S. Al


Posted October 4, 2010

Excellent school system. Wonderful course offereings, challenging classes, and enless opportunities. Rice Lake High School has a "small school" atmosphere, with exceptional academic programs. They also provide a quality Driver's Education program for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

i am a student here and i have to say that i learned a bunch here over my time here. it has been so exciting cause the teachers are very nice and we have a biologey class and i got to see a frog and all the guts! it was crazy and i also like sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2007

I am a freshman this year, and I have to say so far I have really enjoyed my time here at Rice Lake High. All of the teachers I have been acquainted with so far are energetic and friendly; they seem to genuinely love teaching kids. The principals are also really great. I have had good experiences with most of the classes I have taken. The teaching style of most of the teachers is very effective. Good effort and learning from mistakes is stressed, rather than getting all the right answers on homework. Sports and music are strong as far as co/extracurriculars. I believe there should be more clubs. This school feels almost like a second home to me. The atmosphere at Rice Lake High is very welcoming, nurturing, and comfortable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2007

This school overall is a good school. Some teachers seems to care more than others about the students and like most sport-focused schools all of the athletes get better treatment. The foreign language classes are very rewarding. Sports are alright, but there are not enough JV teams. I believe cheerleading needs a bigger squad but that is just my opinion. The art classes are wonderful. I have not participated in any music classes but everyone says that they are wonderful. Be careful before sending your child to this school, make sure they can handle being in an environment where they will get judged on looks and money. A few of the principals are ok. Overall the academic quality is very high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2006

This is a typical high school which works well for the kids who are highly motivated. Kids with problems fall through the cracks. More tech education classes should be available, so that the non-college bound kids could work on skills they need in the work force. As is typical in American schools there is too much money spent on athletics and special education. There are not enough AP classes offered, but some of the departments are very strong. The math and foreign language programs are excellent. There are many teachers who care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

This school is just another average high school. I felt like that some of the teachers did not know too much about the subject they were teaching. There was little motivation for me to try harder. There are some extracurricular activites, but outside of sports or music, the clubs all seem alike. Overall Rice Lake High is just another product of teacher's unions, government run schools, and mediocrity.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 22, 2004

I am a senior who will graduate within a couple of weeks. These four years have been just amazing. The teachers overall are very experienced, enthusiastic, and motivating. The community in which the school is placed in is very close-knit and friendly. There are numerous sports, clubs, and activities for students to be involved in. The environment is amazingly comfortable. Overall, it is very worth sending your teenager to thrive in.
—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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities20%
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students45%
Female44%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students78%
Female69%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female72%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities26%
Not disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant78%
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 92% 73%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%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 96%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 89%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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30 S Wisconsin Ave
Rice Lake, WI 54868
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