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Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1343 students

 
 

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3 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted May 15, 2014

I pulled my daughter out of this school this year. Very poorly run school. The first week of school she had her Ipad stolen out of her gym locker (yes it was locked) They let packs of kids wander the halls without consequences. The lunch room is pretty much a free for all. She was so scared to attend that we moved to Oak Creek, She now attends Oak Creek High School with a 3.5 GPA and loves that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

This is a pretty good high school. The teachers are awsome, and are willing to go above and beyond to help students. The discipline could be better. The extracurricular activities are great, and I encourage students to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2010

This school will be involved with the Project Lead the Way Program beginning in Fall 2010. It is sure to be of great interest to many students interested in exploring Engineering. It is a great asset to West Allis Central.


Posted May 15, 2008

the school has great teachers who really do care about the students that they teach. I went to the school and the teachers I had all knew me by name for the entirety of my years there. They have a great variety of extra-curriculars and electives. The teachers like to push the kids to do thier best work as well in all of their classes


Posted February 26, 2008

The teachers are great. Very involved. They seek creative ways to encourage students. They take the time to know the students individually and strive towards helping the students not only excel but also to truly enjoy the curriculum and apply what they are learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This is a great school, with lots of active and interesting students and families. There is a great new principal at this school and many exciting things are happening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

This is an ok school. The teachers stick to their schedules and few are side-tracked easily. The principal does a great job at being involved with everything going on in the building. The vice principals tend to keep the school well disciplined, although an occasional lunch-room scuffle will break out every few months. Parents are very involved in the school, whether it is for sports, music, art, or any event in the school. The wide variety of extracurricular activites helps the kids enjoy going to school. We have a wide variety of sports, music programs and a bunch of elective courses to suite anyones needs. This is overall an average high school.


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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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students50%
Female60%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students20%
Female22%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin26%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant20%

Reading

All Students18%
Female22%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled22%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students52%
Female49%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant68%
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 47% 73%
Hispanic 30% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 17% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 73%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 99%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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West Allis, WI 53227
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