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eAchieve Academy Wisconsin

Charter | 6-12 | 904 students

Our school is best known as Wisconsin's highest achieving virtual school.
 
 

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted yesterday

E-achieve has been a life saver. We are guardians and great grandparents of a 13 year old 9th grade student. He does all the work online. No more waiting in lines and no more bad diet. The teachers at e-Achieve go beyond what any brick and mortar teachers I have interacted with. The online teachers are superb and continually support my child's efforts. If there is ever a problem, a quick e-mail or a phone call is all it takes. The programs are diverse and allow a student to work at their own pace. It gives our child great satisfaction to see his results after turning in an assignment. We are able to monitor his progress at any time we choose. He has electives not offered in traditional school, such as photography, web development, Food Dynamics, Digital imagery to name a few of them . He also has Science, Math, English,and Human Geography as his regular classes. This is his 3rd year at e-Achieve and we would not have it any other way. He is also a student that has trouble focusing and at e-Achieve online, we can assist him to keep on track. You owe it to your children to have them attend e-Achieve Academy online. It will greatly improve their quality of life,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

I am shocked at the inconsistent ratings and ridiculous reviews.. My son graduated from eachieve and we found it to be a wonderful experience. He later attended UWSP with a major in Bio-Chem. Many of these reviews are skeptical. Students do not "fall behind" when they miss a day of school. Students work at their own pace and they are placed in classes suitable to their ability level. My husband and I found teacher responding to questions and concerns in a timely fashion. We found policies to be well displayed and consistent. When I see the spelling and grammatical errors in these negative posts I can't help but wonder who is actually writing them. It seems that so often parents want to blame others for problems instead of accepting responsibility for the education of their children. If a parent is looking for a school that hands out diplomas with no learning required, eAchieve is not for you. If a family is looking for a cooperative learning environment involving student, parent and teachers you will be happy you selected eAchieve. We were!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2014

Interesting, reviews are either 5 star or 1 star. Like anything in the workplace, or college, this school will give the student what they put into it. It is not an easy school, students have to learn self motivation and must take responsibility for their work. As a parent of a graduate who attended her last 2 years at eAchieve Academy, this school prepared my daughter for college better than her home school district did for her friends. Her teachers were very responsive to questions both in class and via email or phone call. I can only assume the 1 star comments come from students who have time management issues. I am sad when a comment uses the word "witch" in place of what I assume should have been which. I guess they should have paid more attention in class? As a parent researching schools. I find positive comments much more helpful than school bashing. I hope parents considering this school read ALL comments and decide what is best for their student. Thank you eAchieve!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2014

So sad that my comment keeps getting DELETED! It's a shame when you post something undesirable, it gets DELETED despite the fact it's the TRUTH! Yes that may be true, BUT the lack of communication from the school is horrible! Especially when they are teaching 7th grade girls about WET DREAMS! UNACCEPTABLE!!! So very sad! Horrible school to send your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2014

I was a student at this school. I had few great teacher who were great help. I only got them one year though. Chances of getting is great teacher who want to help you is rare. I struggled and from being a B average student I dropped to C average. I always had a lot of overwhelming homework. Teachers seemed to expect to much from the students. They always used that they are busy and not able to get to emails fast enough. For a school that says they are best in Wisconsin students should not have to deal with teachers like that. I am now going to a different school so that I may be able to enjoy school a bit more. Teacher were very smart in their subjects but seem to make it difficult for students to understand. They change rules in middle of semesters and if you don't stay on top of email VERY frequently you may miss something that a teacher suddenly tells you. I think that they should stay more organized and make less homework that will still teach the students still but not overwhelm them. Assignment were made witch were required to do but did not effect the grade. They took time and never gave free time for a student. If you struggle now you will only struggle more at this school


Posted March 9, 2014

The teachers here have encouraged my daughter like no other school. They respond to her questions via email, text, calls, or online 1:1 with audio/visual. No slipping through the cracks! If you ever have a teacher that doesn't get back in the specified time period, let the principal know & he'll sort it out fast. Consistent, thorough communication from principal. I get more information and hear more often from our principal than at other schools she's attended. You can't beat the flexibility of online school. But, you have to have a student who does the work. Work load is very grade appropriate and flexible for any type of learner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

My daughter will graduate from eAchieve this June, so we have been visiting colleges all summer. We are finding the counselor and teachers here have really prepared her for her college search. They have given us advice on what colleges are looking for from seniors applying and every college has confirmed what we have been told. A friend attending the local HS does not have this same insight. Online school is not an easy ride, but for a student who is determined to overcome medical or other issues, this school has made my daughter a success story. Teachers have ALWAYS been responsive to all questions, through email, phone calls or in classroom. ALL of my daughters teachers from Algebra 2 to Digital imaging have given her opportunity to succeed. I was not seeing this at her local HS, teachers were too overstretched with the latest cutbacks. If your child wants to succeed, this school WILL help them do that. No more excuses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

This school is by far the worst school I have ever sent my kid to. The teachers don't respond, you have to wait up to 2 days to hear back. They are rude and you are expected to know everything tought. Home work is ridiculous, my kid is in 8th grade doing trigonometry, whats that?! Its college level! My daughter got straight F's here and almost had to redo 8th grade due to to many assignments and not enough time. Dont send your kid there unless they are 2 years advanced minimum. She also now has social phobia and is too scared to go anywhere or even hang out wit friends. TERRIBLE SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

This school is the best thing that happened to my son. He is very advanced in math and wasn't being challenged enough in his regular school. He learned nothing new in math in 6th grade last year, and for some technical bureaucratic reason they wouldn't put him in advanced math classes. So we switched to eAchieve for 7th grade this year, and after testing him, they enrolled him in high school Algebra II and Geometry and he's getting straight A s! The teachers are excellent and my husband and I don't have to help him at all. He's doing so well that the counselors have decided he can skip 8th grade next year and go straight to 9th grade, starting courses like Physics and Biology. If your child needs to work at their own pace, whether that pace is slower or more advanced than their classmates, this is the place for them. Very flexible too in submitting assignments, so you can work around vacations, family travel, illness, etc. Regular meetings and trips ensure social interaction between students. The school keeps us updated with all his grades and activities on a regular basis. Excellent staff. We're very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

Best school ever! Never went to a better school! So flexible! Great! Best high school in USA!


Posted February 20, 2013

This school is not for everyone, however many students THRIVE here. Our daughter is a junior, and struggled the first semester because she let herself get behind, but she caught up over Christmas break with a lot of hard work, and decided to stay on pace this semester. Teachers have been extraordinary! It is like any other school, high school has a lot of homework, same as her district school. We see that this prepares her for the discipline of college or the job force. Her teachers have been able to offer additional help through emails, phone calls and many offer additional help sessions. We did not have this at her home school, teachers were not available very often. The school administration works very hard to keep parents involved through a parent advisory council, events and updates. You will get out of eAchieve Academy what you put in, and for many students who get lost at their district school, this school has a place for them. Nothing worth having is easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

I had high expectations for this school. It is so unorganized . They don't care about their students. You can't skip a day because you will be extremely behind. They have unrealistic expectations of their students and give too much homework. The teachers are unprofessional. They have typo's and don't always respond to their students. If you don't want your child to be stressed out then I highly recommend that you choose a different school. You will regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2013

L:ove It! Our daughters left a suburban traditional public school and began E-Achieve Academy this school year (2012-13). We just finished our first semester. Awesome! We found the teachers to be very helpful & above average compared to other schools. The curriculum is above the standard requirements and challenging. We love the pace charts which allows parents to know exactly what the students are learning and what assignments have to be completed. We stepped out on faith and we do not regret our decision. As with any program, it is not meant for everyone & virtual school is not for every child; but it definitely fits our life, our personality, and our children love it - no more waiting on bus stops, no more school lunch, more freedom to be involved in community activities, and more family time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

Materials: Fair each class is different. Math is terrible, the teachers just sort of wing it with no reference materials. Blackboard Software - Silly, confusing, dissorganized, hard to follow, no real plan. Grade/progress tracking - None, they can't figure out the grade so far concept, what they use doesn't work. Challenge: Average Teachers: Fine about as expected, some don't do anything, some are great. Parent Involvement: If you think you can just let the teachers do it, forget about it, you only hear from them for 1 hour per week and then by email when they can't access your assignments (because of nasty classroom software). Overall: It is fine, but don't expect much more than good enough
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

eAchieve is the school of the future. No more wasted time traveling on a school bus. Gone are the trips back to school for the forgotten homework assignment or textbook. No more social drama, yucky school lunches or playground bullying. Did I mention the teaching staff is excellent! My daughter had a math question, emailed her teacher and it was taken care of the same day. This was on Sunday afternoon! You know your childs schedule in every class and what is expected of them. No more assignment notebooks. They can work ahead! Excellent programs. Strong school leadership. If you have a problem or your child has a problem someone will bend over backwards to help you out. Wish I would have found out about this school earlier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

Terrible teachers are bad don't explain anything Especially in math. Didn't explain much Did not like it at all.


Posted February 18, 2012

I graduated from iQ Academies - Waukesha 4 years ago in spring. At the time, iQ was my only "option" as I had trouble fitting into the regular school system following a prolonged illness. I graduated as one of the first generation of teenagers schooled online. As a senior in college (in the business program now), I'd consider iQ an excellent means of education and it has prepared me for undergraduate level curriculum well. iQ offers a challenging curriculum for those wishing for difficult material and helps students having 'trouble' in other aspects. I personally was in pre-calculus as a senior - however found it a bit difficult. There are definitely drawbacks ot iQ (I'd say the math and science programs are a bit more to teach without person-to-person sessions). When I attended, most classes required either extensive reading with upper-level multiple choice exams (honestly exactly the type of exams you'll see in college) or had extensive writing. I am attending a UW-Satellite campus and have over a 3.5 as a senior - and should be graduating with my bachelors of business in 3 semester. I totally owe my success to iQ's program - I honestly wouldn't be here if it wasn't for IQ!


Posted May 24, 2011

My children had a bad experience with this school. They had excellent grades until they went to this school. It may work for some children, but it was way too impersonal for my family. Think twice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

In theory, a virtual public school like iQ offers parents & students an inexpensive way to enjoy the benefits of homeschooling without having to provide a full curriculum & related materials themselves. In practice, iQ's use of Blackboard & reliance on it is a serious impediment. At best BB is a dull, repetitive set of quizzes. Difficult & inefficient to use, it suffers from outages. The live classroom software is so hard to navigate, even some teachers don't understand it all. They don't set up their classes in a uniform way, making it even harder to find things. Much of the course material could be offered by other means so students are not so dependent on BB, but that is not the current situation. If a teacher does a poor job with the live sessions & starts them late, they can be a large, frustrating waste of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

I absolutely love this school! They take education to the next level, its much better than a public school! The teachers are amazing, they are always there to answer your questions! I LOVE iQ and wouldn't go back to public school for anything!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
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The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
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

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 79% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
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

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%
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

Math

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Reading

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Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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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.

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

Math

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Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant30%

Reading

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Asiann/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant40%
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

Language Arts

All Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Math

All Students19%
Female18%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin18%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Not migrant19%

Reading

All Students23%
Female35%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin18%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Not migrant23%

Science

All Students87%
Female83%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female77%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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

Language Arts

All Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Math

All Students28%
Female16%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled29%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant28%

Reading

All Students43%
Female41%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students76%
Female71%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
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 77% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 8% 10%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Asian 2% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 153%N/A48%
Disabled students 211%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 235%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 20%N/A6%
Male 147%N/A52%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Resident District School
Home School
Private School
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Wisconsin
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 94%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 82%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 12:00 am
School end time
  • 12:00 am
School Leader's name
  • Richard Nettesheim
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Part-time study
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (262) 970-1148

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Culinary

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Science club
  • Snow/Ski Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School colors
  • Blue, Black
School mascot
  • Phoenix
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
950
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
985
Students typically come from these schools
Resident District School
Home School
Private School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Wisconsin
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
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222 Maple Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
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Phone: (262) 970-1069

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