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Stoughton High School

Public | 9-12 | 1056 students

 
 

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Posted September 28, 2010

I agree completely with the poster below who said that the administration is more concerned with not being sued than it is with providing a great education and safe environment. I can't express enough for how unqualified, unprofessional and unhelpful some of these individuals are. There are some fantastic teachers who would do anything for their students, but there are some terrible teachers, too, including one who, infront of the class, would insinuate that specific students did drugs, and would outright insult them (He told my sister her hair looked like rotting carrots). Unfortunately, my sister didn't mention this to anyone, to he wasn't reported, but why would a teacher say that in the first place, and why would an administration keep him there? I doubt my sister was the only one who was personally attacked. Terrible.


Posted September 8, 2008

Staff is Great. Many teachers have won awards and kids learn. I think thats important. Only down fall is admins and its football team. Yikes


Posted August 8, 2007

Academics: B Overall good staff, exceptional music and industrial arts programs Clubs and extracurriculars: C- Little community support outside of wrestling. Administration: D- Administrators are more concerned with not being sued than they are about providing top notch education and a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I am a student at the school and I really like the classes... There isn't a HUGE variety but they do touch on a LOT of different areas. The teachers at the school are all mostly super nice. Our school isn't huge but yet it isn't some tiny one with a population of 4. A lot of kids in our school actually get to graduate early and continue on college and there's even this one kid in my grade (9th) who's going to be taking college math next year. Everybody says that we're just dumb norwedigians but our school actually has a lot of excelled students. I personally love my school and can't imagine going anywhere else. You're kid is going to have friends on the first day. We all love new kids and try to make them fit in right away.
—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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

251 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

251 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

251 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students78%
Female89%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities24%
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students56%
Female51%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%

Science

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities43%
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic origin70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities52%
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%
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%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%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 87%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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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Stoughton, WI 53589
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