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Tomah High School

Public | 9-12 | 919 students

 
 

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Posted March 31, 2013

I attended Tomah High School before I moved after my sophomore year and I agree that its all pretty much a popularity contest. If you don't come from a rich family people could care less about you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2012

I am a student at this high school, the teachers care about you learning if you are willing to learn. You don't need money or a good name, because I don't have either. I highly recommend this school. The one issue is the drug problem, no gangs, but too many drugs. Don't fall in with the wrong crowd.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2011

I am a student here and i fell behind i've talked to numerous people (Counclers, teachers, etc) about help you dont get it. like the post earlier if you dont have money or a famous family you will be ignored or worst teased and if you try to tell them to stop your/your kid is going to be the one getting into trouble. I had trouble with kids calling me gay and overly teasing me since middle school and i just got sick of it and went to the office and they said they couldn't do anything about it. I would NOT recomend this school unless you have money or your kid is good at making friends or is famous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2010

This school is terrible. Drama all around. I was a student before my mom pulled me out and now I'm on an online school. Let's just say, I am depressed all the time. If you don't have a famous last name in Tomah, you are nothing to the teachers or students. Don't let your kid go here. You're in for a big mess.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

I was a former student at Tomah High School and at times i fell behind in school because i was dealing with a bad home life. The teacher could care less about catching you up in your home work. In my opinion the schools mindset is if you're not like everyone else and can't keep up you're not worth it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

My oldest son is a junior at THS. I'm very impressed with most of the administrators and staff. Several administrators and staff have gone out of their way to help my son or me. I find that whenever I contact the school I'm treated with respect as a parent. Most of the teachers are caring and dedicated. However, there are a few teachers, at THS, who have forgotten that they are there to serve the students and not themselves. As far as the physical building, it is okay. I wish it had a swimming pool for the kids. I have noticed that the community insists that the school district needs to be very frugal. No frills in this district. Overall, I think THS does a fine job with our kids. I did not go to THS as a student, but was raised in the north shore of Chicago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

I am currently a junior at THS. I started going here in January. I do agree with the prior reviews somewhat. I have found that the school is very crowded and smells wierd. It's hard to stay focussed in class with the monotone teachers and boring lectures.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

I graduated from THS. It is not the best school and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The administration is tough on some points and lenient on other, more important, points. There are only a few clubs but there is a good number of avaliable sports for males and females. They don't really get the parents involved in school activities. Safety is a real issue, though they have certain programs to help out with it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2005

As a former student and parent of one former Tomah High student and two current Tomah High students I know this school quite well. I have never been particularly impressed with the administration and how they run things. They do not care for student justice or fairness. The administartion only tries to make examples of students who cause 'problems'. The disciplinary measures at Tomah are ridiculous. The extra curricular activites are not bad. There are many clubs and orinizations for eveyone. My kids are always busy with hundreds of different clubs all week and weekend long. From plays and musicals to sports to many many clubs I have never heard a single complaint. For parent involvement I am rarely ever updated on things going on in the school. I hear more news from my kids than i do from the office. Those complaints have always been ignored by the office.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students63%
Female72%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students27%
Female26%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled30%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant27%

Reading

All Students30%
Female30%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 91% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Black, not 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%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 75%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 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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901 Lincoln Ave
Tomah, WI 54660
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