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Superior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1424 students

 
 

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Posted August 27, 2008

Superior Senior High School is a wonderful school which I currently attend. All schools have their flaws, and I admit that my school is no exception. But what parents have to realize is that they are not going to find a perfect school. It's just not possible. Our sports teams are amazing, we have experienced, informative teachers and a plethora of after school activities. Our music department is through the roof. The student body is pretty much always very accepting, no matter your gender or race or sexuality. Most of the kids are open and friendly and ready to make friends with new students that come in. We have our trouble kids, I'll admit, but what school doesn't? What parents need to know is that this is a wonderful school, and as long as they stay involved with their child s education there shouldn t be any problems in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2007

I am an alum of SHS and honesly if you want your child to have a great high school experience you wont go wrong here. as high school students go, the kids at SHS are generally kind and accepting and though it is a bigger school, it helps keep it less catty. The AP and Honors courses here are very well taught, but the math depertment is a weakness. Overall i really loved Superior.


Posted February 28, 2007

Superior High School has some great teachers, however if you are not lucky enough to get them your student may fall through the cracks. The math curriculum district wide is not teaching the average/struggling math student what they need to learn to succeed. Information is lacking, and when information is requested by parents, it sometimes takes weeks to get a response, if at all. The administration, school board, and superintendent seem out of touch with todays problems. But, we have an excellent hockey team. There is a parent advisory committee, but their students are frequently on the honor roll. Good for them, bad for the average student. This could be a great school, but I would give it a D+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2006

good school. if like sports good in sports. number 1 DECA in nation and number 1 one act and FBLA in the state. so if you like that stuff come here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2005

Unless your child stands out academically or socially, they will fall through the cracks and nobody but you will notice or care. This school seems to focus on those who excel (ie...the 'senior project') instead of focusing on getting test scores and graduation rates up. Some teachers don't want to take the time to even notify parents of their students progress even when asked by the parent. Their focus seems to be on those who are easy to teach and already excel, not those who are at risk of failing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

I have found that there are some opportunities for your child to get help if needed, if they ask. I have also found that as a parent is is hard to get cooperation from teachers to notify you if you child is struggling. Even when you request that you be notified when they notice your child is slipping they won't. Instead you are told to contact them every time you are concerned. That seems very backwards to me. The reason I was given that they don't notify every parent is because they don't know what parents care. If I didn't care, I wouldn't be asking to be notified if my child is failing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

Superior high school. Is one of the cleanest high schools I have ever encountered. The student atmosphere also ranks right up there with the best in the state. Way to go superior.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 15, 2003

This school is a great school and has some troubles here and there but Superior Senior High School is the best there could ever be. The teachers are always trying to make a difference in the kid's lives and I think that is what every parent should realize.
—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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native40%
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students37%
Female37%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native10%
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students39%
Female43%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native20%
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native60%
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native60%
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%
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%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 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 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 86%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 57%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 96%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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2600 Catlin Ave
Superior, WI 54880
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