Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Shorewood High School

Public | 9-12 | 665 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars


Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

13 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted January 12, 2010

Shorewood High School and the other schools in the district are really beautiful. It is obvious that their custodial and maintenance crew is dedicated to creating a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing place for use by the student population and the community.


Posted October 3, 2009

Shorewood has the most dedicated staff, a unique and beautiful multi-building campus, an involved community and a history of excellence in the arts, academics, and a commitment to social service. Extremely low student-teacher ratios have always made it one of the top-rated high schools in Wisconsin. This school stresses writing skills and students return to say they are more prepared for the world as a result.


Posted October 3, 2009

It's a small school that strives to meet the needs of its students. Has very high test scores but cares about more than that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Exceptional commitment to the arts in spite of perennial budget shortfalls; outstanding teachers and administrators who really care about their students. Wonderful student body. Grade and score-wise, one of the best high schools in the nation. Shorewood schools are the heart of this village!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Because of the amazing academic program, the ability of the teachers to teach, and the one of a kind atmosphere
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2009

I just wanted to let everyone know that I attended Shorewood High School and I must say: Shorewood is the best high school in the state. It has prepared me for college and I know that I will succeed in life based on the education i received. The teachers are fantastic, all are incredibly knowledgeable. Shorewood is Excellent by any standard. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

As a parent of three Shorewood students, I can attest to the fact that my children have all had incredible experiences there. We have lived in many places and Shorewood will always hold a special spot in our hearts. In addition to being incredibly open and accepting to everything and anything, Shorewood has world-class academics and teachers that are absolutely fantastic. Any child would be lucky to get the opportunity to attend Shorewood High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

We cannot say enough about your extraordinary orchestra teacher. Her students, one being our granddaughter Erin Hagen, adore her. We have not missed a concert since Erin entered Jr High. The orchestra is a credit not only to the school but to the entire community as well. The polish and sound of this group is terrific. We also were encouraged when we heard the younger orchestra, it sounds as if they are well on their way! Kudos to all!


Posted February 23, 2009

As far as the involvement with the urban community, both the Intermediate and High School partner athletics with Messmer School. At Shorewood High School there are many programs/clubs offered to get students involved in the world locally as well as globally. Shorewood schools offer much diversity and it doesn't matter which kind of shoes you have or name brand clothing. Each child is identifed and respected for their unique personality and talents. I could not have asked for my children to attend a better school system. One where the teachers can actually teach in the classroom rather than having to be a warden or babysitter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I attend this school and I think the work provided here show excellent progress and care. Yeah, every school has its flaws, but THIS school tops it all; we have art, drama, religion, spanish, french, chinese, bible studies, best buddies (group with autistic students in the district), and TONS more! If I were you, I'd pick Shorewood school systems :o)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2008

shorewood is amazing.the kids are so nice, cliques are almost non existent. They don't judge you before knowing you, everyone there is family and care about each other.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

Shorewood schools are wonderful! They are academically rigorous schools. At the same time they do a fantastic job of working with students who have learning disabilities or other academic challenges. The staff is very willing to be available to students and parents. Parents in Shorewood are very involved in the schools and run programs that contribute to the schools on almost every level. The arts and music in Shorewood schools are of the highest caliber. The theatre department is nationally and internationally recognized. Sports are also excellent (except football, but they're all heart)and Shorewood often has teams competing on a state level. An additional aspect of Shorewood that is almost impossible to find elsewhere is the diversity of students including African Americans, Russian immigrants, Muslims, Asians, and others that give the school a great international flavor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

I think this school could improve on it's involveness the urban community.
—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 76% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students87%
Female93%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic origin73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities65%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant87%

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students58%
Female62%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students89%
Female87%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic origin73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities75%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic origin90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities90%
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 69% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 17% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 4% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%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 82%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 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1701 E Capitol Dr
Shorewood, WI 53211
Website: Click here
Phone: (414) 963-6921

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



Lad Lake Ultra
Milwaukee, WI




Whitefish Bay High School
Whitefish Bay, WI


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT