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Spooner High School

Public | 9-12 | 392 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 25, 2012

The previous review is outdated. The new school is excellent. Teachers are great and care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

Spooner High School needs improvement in all areas. The community would greatly benefit if facilities were updated, especially the science and arts. Some teachers are good, some are just 'putting in there time' until retirement and could afford to be much more creative in the classroom. I don't see much for the different learning styles--teachers still want to teach the same way they did 20+ years ago and research shows that doesn't work for a lot of kids. The discipline program of demerits needs revamping. It's too much emphasis on the negative and not enough encouragement and motivation to do better. I feel they have enough extra-curricular activities, and a wonderful drama department, but unfortunately they do not have an auditorium that would greatly improve the quality of the plays. Budget cuts have caused increases in fees, which are getting outrageous. Overall I give the high school a rating of C-.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 76% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students51%
Female37%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%

Science

All Students83%
Female67%
Male98%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female80%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
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 94% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 0% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%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 91%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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801 Cty Hwy A
Spooner, WI 54801
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