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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1133 students

 

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Posted February 6, 2014

This school likes to push kids through the system without care or concern if the student is actually learning. My son attended there his first year of high school and failed miserably. There was no help from teachers and they took the attitude "it's not my responsibility" when my son was not performing. They allow students to play games on their laptops instead of learning. The counselors do not reply to emails or phone calls and fail to identify problems with students. My son was having problems all year and his so called "counselor" did not even talk with him once all year. Also seems to be a big drug problem out in Salem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

I really like this school! Central has some very neat things to offer. The band program here is awesome. Central has some awesome sports teams such as cross country, volleyball, softball and many other sports. Central just recently built a new athletics stadium, a new tennis court, an 8 lane all weather track, and a new softball field. There are some down sides though, the school is overcrowded and some of the teachers weren't the most helpful and willing to help students. Otherwise, this is a great school!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2010

great school. outstanding education and many chanced to succeed by having a wide array of classes in every sunject.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2009

My son attends this school. He gets all the one on one attention he could need. I am very happy with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

This school is horrible. It has more students than it can handle. This causes over crowding and confusion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

I love my school. But, there really is no reward for taking honors or AP classes other than your college transcripts, because there is not GPA balancing-- if you get all A's in disgustingly easy classes, you have a higher GPA than someone who got six A's and one B in a schedule which has three AP classes and two honors classes. But, the quality of education and the teachers are really good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2008

I have had three children pass through Central. Each received an outstanding education. They were extremely well prepared for college, where they excelled. Teachers at Central were willing to give extra instruction to students who asked for help, even if it went beyond their contracted time. The extra-curricular programs need some help, but I'd much rather see the tax dollars being spent on academics than sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

my second son is graduating in 05/08 and has also been accepted into Wisc. Madison. Top notch caring teachers and very opportunistic AP program rewards students willing to buy into the program. The academics, athletics, and technical programs are all top notch and merit an excellent rating. Two happy parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2005

Westosha Central offers so much for a student to really grow and excell with. I believe it offers some of the best oppurtunties for those students going in any direction. I feel very safe, comfortable, and very happy going to Central.
—Submitted by a 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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant79%

Math

All Students49%
Female41%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students50%
Female47%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities37%
Non-disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 89% 73%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
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 24%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 89%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%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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  • Lisa Albrecht
Fax number
  • (262) 843-4069

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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24617 75th St
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