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West High School

Public | 9-12 | 1391 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 5, 2014

I enjoyed my years at West. The teachers were great, I really liked my counselor and I participated in the music programs and I LOVED IT! The diversity at the school is ok. If you weren't asian then you were white it seemed. That's just the demographics of Wausau but it is starting to get a little more diverse. The mod program really teaches students the importance of time management and that prepares them for college. Although, being a minority at the school does have it's challenges. Even though, I am not going to say that teachers are racist, there are teachers who do give privileges and biases to white students who are on sports and athletic teams. For example, being called out in the commons during off mods for doings such as playing with quarters. My friend and I noticed that another student who was white and on an athletic team was demonstrating rude and obnoxious behavior but the teacher did not say anything, however when we started to play with the quarters we were immediately approached and told to stop.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2013

Any and all teachers and counselors here are willing to help and definitley go the extra mile to see you succeed. I absolutley loved West overall. The friendships and experiences are some of the best things that have happened in my life. Both of my siblings have attended and one is currently attending here. It's dedication to give students a successful education environment and yes the Mod system absolutley was amazing!!!! Bottom line if your in Wausau or are moving to Wausau regardless which side you live on pick West. West is Best as we all say and thats for a reason!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

this shcool is that best becouse of the mod program
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

Wausau West, with it's flex-mod scheduling, is the greatest school in Wisconsin. My child has learned independence and terrific study skills. Teachers are available every mod of the day to help her in every subject. The counseling staff is also fantastic and extremely helpful. The teachers send regular emails on her progress which is really helpful in keeping up with whst she is doing in school. The associate principal, Mr. Munoz is on top of any problem or discipline that may arise. He really gets to know the kids! There are outstanding Peer Leader groups and other clubs and sports.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled82%
English learners22%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled48%
English learners0%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander19%
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled43%
English learners0%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
Non-disabled86%
English learners37%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities58%
Non-disabled89%
English learners37%
Proficient in English91%
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 71% 73%
Asian 21% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 10%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 96%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 95%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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1200 W Wausau Ave
Wausau, WI 54401
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