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Somerset High School

Public | 9-12 | 453 students

 
 

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Posted March 10, 2010

Somerset High School is lacking in competent teachers. While there a few excellent teachers, most fall short of satisfactory. Students who exhibit above average intelligence are often starved of challenging curriculum, until they reach their junior or senior year, thus hindering their mental growth. It sickens me to walk the halls every day only to be met with a perpetual exaltation of the sports programs, especially football. If you want to show off your kid to the town because of their athletic ability, this school is perfect. However, if you would like to ensure your student's success in college and life, send them elsewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

my daughter has and iep and im not to pleased with there program and teachers have had many meetings and i'm more concerned on her understand the material not keeping her in the mainstream of her peers and they don't keep the parents updated always seeking on her progress they need to focus on the students needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

School is to focused on getting what they want and not focussing on the students. Need to update there teaching styles and math programs miss to much from middle to high school. My kids both wanted to transfer to a different school and I wish I would have listened to them after dealing with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

Our school is okay. It's focused too much on 'Let's be safe kids, and make sure that you don't do anything wrong or we'll call the cops over in a heartbeat.' People get in trouble for the stupidest things. I just don't really like how uptight it is. The teachers are cool but I don't like our principal much at all.
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

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 Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities45%
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students45%
Female35%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students47%
Female39%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities27%
Not disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities54%
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities63%
Not disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
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 91% 73%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 0% 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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%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 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 52%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 99%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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645 Sunrise Dr
Somerset, WI 54025
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Phone: (715) 247-3355

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