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Saint Francis High School

Public | 9-12 | 579 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 8, 2013

I use to go to St. Francis and it was awful. There were always a group of students in the hall who were always skipping classes. The principal is never around and the vice principal doesn't do anything. I got bullied so badly there I had no friends and I had to eat lunch in the bathroom. When my mom called the school about it, they just yelled at me for eating in the bathroom. Lunch may be good but by the time you get it, you have like 5 minutes to eat it. This was the worst school I have EVER gone to! If you want to keep your child safe from bullies, I suggest you keep your child OUT of this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

My son came to SFHS from a K-8 elementary school in the MPS system. He knew very few people coming to the school and I was concerned because he can be shy due to learning difficulties. He loves going to SFHS and has made many new friends. I am impressed with the amount of individual attention he gets from the main office to his academic teachers. The size of the school gives it an atmosphere where almost everyone knows each other. So far, we feel lucky because our son is adjusting so well and loves attending SFHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

My daughter loves SFHS and my son is looking forward to coming there soon. Good people, good programs...etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

We like SFHS alot. Great education, community. Individual attention. I would recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

This school is excellent, I am in 8th grade, but will be attending this school next year. I have seen the school and its activities many times, and they are excellent. I have never seen so many varieties of classes to take, electives, or extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2004

Okay, I am a student at SF. I enjoy it, but I am also very involved. There aren't very many classes to choose from, but those that are offered are great! The teachers are very knowledgeable in their subjects and most would be glad to help any student. With only 500-600 students, class sizes are reasonable and the student interaction is greater.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students71%
Female81%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities19%
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant71%

Math

All Students24%
Female28%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled28%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant24%

Reading

All Students34%
Female39%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant34%

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic origin36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities19%
Not disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant64%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female70%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities26%
Not disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
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 67% 73%
Hispanic 20% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 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 39%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 79%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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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4225 S Lake Dr
Saint Francis, WI 53235
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