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Laurel High School

Charter | 9-12 | 26 students

 
 

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Posted September 29, 2014

Laurel is the best school for self-motivated students who love learning. Laurel's teachers and facilitators genuinely care about the school and it's students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2011

LHS is a wonderful school to enroll in if you are self motivated. In LHS you can take public school classes,college classes, or do a class with the other students in LHS ,and if you want one by yourself with state guidelines and the teachers help. I was a student at LHS and it really taught me how to get self movtivated and the consequences if you are not. When it comes to preparing for college LHS is a great tool. Every semester you have to do a research paper and every grade older you get the more pages are required for you paper , it really gives you a feeling for college writing. Also in regular public schools you have teachers there all the time to say get your work done.... in laurel you are also told that but not as much... which reminds me of how in college your teachers are not going to sit and give you constant reminders ...... so it helps you prepare for college in that way also. the administrator of laurel is also the best i have ever had the pleasure to know!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2007

This charter school is careful about its students. Schedules and study plans are created for self directed student work, in all subjects that interest an individual. Low pressure, yet firm direction and guidance are key in the success of its members. Regular HS classes are part of the agenda, when they suit a person's requirements for music, or any other specific direction the student wishes. It has made stronger, more broad minded people of both my sons. All the students at Laurel do regular community based, helping activities. They made gardens for the elderly, raise funds or poverty relief, gather materials for cancer rehab, and participate in International Awareness day.The school director is fun, gracious, and always there for each one of her people. This is a great idea. I really hope it goes on forever.
—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 70% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
n/a

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2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

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2012

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

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Social Studies

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

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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90%

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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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 100% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 165%N/A48%
Disabled students 211%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 20%N/A6%
Male 135%N/A52%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 100%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 17%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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  • Katherine Klos
Fax number
  • (608) 637-8034

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