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North High School

Public | 9-12 | 1162 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 29, 2013

While the teachers at North are wonderful, it is the teaching methods they use and the employees in the main offices that really bring the school down. The introduction of Flipped classrooms had made learning extremely difficult. Those who are placed in a Flipped classroom were not given the choice and have to be placed on a waiting list in order to be again placed in a traditional class. The introduction of the iPads to the school has created even more difficulties, as they are confusing to operate and most students, if not honestly all, merely use it as a tool to play games and waste time in class. Academic Options merely teaches 5th grade math, which does not help those truly struggling. Academic Excellence is really just a big waste of time, and the majority of students agree. So while the teachers at the school (save a choice few) are wonderful, the administration do not understand the needs of the student body and the school seems to want to push technology and new ideas rather than the needs of the individual students. The iPads really have only decreased the education quality of the school. If one wishes to leave class, they must use a disgusting communal bathroom pass. Ew.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2013

I am sorry the prev comment by a student was not happy w/WNHS I was the 1st class to go all 4 yrs @ WNHS, and I have had 2 children, 10 years apart attend WNHS, and we have been very happy w/the school. Remember, its a building, the People, and what you do when you are there are what make it successful! The students, faculty, parents, and the community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

worst school ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate this school so much WEST is so much better by a lot. I really really really hate this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2013

North is a great school to all kids. Especially their band program it has been excelling every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2012

The Army moved us to Wisconsin and we picked Waukesha North for our kids to attend. Academics and Band are extremely important to my kids. We contacted the band directors at North and West. West sent us back a small paragraph and then would not respond again. Doepke at North, responded with tons of info. He even sent gorgeous band programs and other things for us. That is where one of my children went for 4 years and graduated! My other child went to North for 2 years. The entire family loved the school, teachers, admin, EVERYTHING. I am also a teacher but did not teach at North.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

I have served on the evaluation committee for the school's improvement program. The school has applied for an received grants for its innovative approach to school improvement. It is too early in the process to draw conclusions from the data being collected, but early indications are that the changes the school has made have improved a school that is already good. The trends are positive and the administration and faculty seem to be committed to continuing investment in improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

Waukesha has three great high schools and North is the most proactive in addressing and improving the educational quality of the students. The administration is totally student success focused and constantly challenges itself to educate in new and better ways. They have an outstanding marching band program that almost 1/2 of the students participate in. Extra curricular activities are abundant and well participated in. There are numerous leadership opportunities for all students and the school really lives the concept of 'no child left behind'. We ahve one graduate, one current North student and one coming up. We would not send our children anywhere else - we love this school - and district.
—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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic34%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic21%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin67%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 78% 73%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 64%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%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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2222 Michigan Ave
Waukesha, WI 53188
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