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Verona Area High School

Public | 9-12 | 1546 students

 
 

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted September 29, 2010

The program that they have for new freshman students is exceptional! My child's teachers are excellent. The principal and counselors are superb! Teachers are excited about teaching, creative in the ways they teach, and available if their students have questions or need extra help! I am 100% completely satisfied with the program set-up for freshmen students!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

VAHS is a very good school considering its relatively small size and limited budget. The teachers, on the whole, are knowledgeable, fun, creative and involved. Elective classes in particular are extremely varied and hold pretty high standards (for the most part). From personal experience I can say that the music dept is excellent, offering more classes and extracurricular activities than any other dept in the school (English has more classes, but they cheat because English encompasses all theater classes as well as reading and writing). VAHS also has an extensive ESL program (English as a Second Language). All athletic teams are pretty demanding, but some are more, shall we say, successful than others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2005

The quality of this school is great. It has everything that you would need to get through high school with good grades. I am a former student and I think that it is great. It has its problems, but they are ones that the school can not control. There are very many cultures and it is very diverse. I think that is one of its best qualities. But the extra curricular activities are abundant, and the electives are helpful. and if you have a problem the teachers will help you with it right away. It is a very great school and I would reccomend it to everybody.
—Submitted by a former 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 76% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

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 Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled88%
English learners17%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant81%

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled64%
English learners0%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic origin16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled56%
English learners0%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic origin39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled84%
English learners11%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic origin55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled90%
English learners34%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant85%
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 75% 73%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 9% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 22%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 7%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 64%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Verona, WI 53593
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