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Richland Center High School

Public | 9-12 | 407 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 15, 2014

My children have attend this school all four years. It is a horrible school and is run like a prison. Although there are a few good teachers there are more bad ones. Known to swear at students and target them. The principle and assistant principle have no respect to you as a parent. And the school administrator is worthless. Many students have left and open enrolled in neighboring schools. 2014 have a current student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I am a visitor and looking for a high school for my children. We, whole family, visited Richland center high school, the teachers and staffs are very nice and helpful. The gave us a campus sightseeing with helpful information for our preparation. Overall is a great school for my child. So I rate full score for Richland center high school.


Posted November 4, 2012

Amazing school! Caring teachers and emphasis on excellence. The art classes have not been cut and German is still being taught in the Distance Learning Lab. Richland Center High School has partnered with Southwest Technical College to offer 4 Advanced Standing classes where students can earn college credits in high school The close location to UW Richland is a bonus for dual enrolled students who can walk next door and take a college class or two while still in high school. The teachers know the students by name and 5 AP courses are taught in the building with state of the art Learning Lab for students to use during Study Hall. Many good things are happening at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

School has lovely, modern facilities and a generous community supporting it, but fails to take advantage of this. Important programs (Art, Family and Consumer Ed., German) are being cut completely, while teachers in every department are facing layoffs. Unfortunately, this school places an unhealthy emphasis on athletics over academics. They would never consider cutting a sport of raising athletic fees. Instead, they cut programs and teachers that mean a lot to the students of the small, farming community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

Decent school,student athletes must maintain 2.0 GPA and no F's to participate,which causes students to take much easier classes than they need just so they can maintain GPA. Also has higher LD student ratio than state avg.Band,choir are very well done with nice participation.New building=higher property taxes.Students interviewed feel school building is almost prison like due to the lack of availability of off school programs and low student attendence to extra curricular activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

I think this is a great school. The teachers are very nice and helpfull.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students84%
Female94%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities25%
Not disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students53%
Female59%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students57%
Female61%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students75%
Female81%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities25%
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female82%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%
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%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
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 18%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%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 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Richland Center, WI 53581
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