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Nathan Hale High School

Public | 9-12 | 1636 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 30, 2014

The teachers and staff are very helpful and there for my son when he needs their help. The school keeps me informed at all times of events, and happenings at the school. There sports programs are also a plus. The school is clean and has a very healthy environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Moving back to the city was a tough choice. MPS was out of the question so I did some research on West Allis since the home prices are very reasonable. I have been very pleased with Nathan Hale. It is a clean, large school with a great staff in a great neighborhood. The school is under control and the administration is very supportive. They have a great principal who is helpful and willing to listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

My school is great I love the AP program the teachers are more active and get us engaged in learning.Our teachers at hale are great.I love my academic experience so far I'm a Jr. And I never missed a day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2012

Nathan Hale High School is a wonderful school in West Allis, Wisconsin and I am proud to be a part of this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 13, 2011

I have recently graduated, and I am proud to be an alumnus of NHHS. The teachers are outstanding: each has their own unique teaching style that is effective and engaging. Each core subject is well-represented with high-standard teachers, of whom have won numerous awards and recognitions. There are also a wide range of electives, including tech-ed, FCE, foreign language, phy-ed, and much more. Extra curricular activities are numerous, including a chapter of National Honor Society, yearbook and newspaper comittee, Students for Saving the Earth, a quality theatre and drama department, Math Team, and countless others. If you are debating about which school to send your new freshman into, I highly urge you to pick Nathan Hale.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

Great school, I am very happy with all aspects of the programs, teachers, principal and students. I am on my second student with Hale. I am also a former student. The accelerated and ap classes are challenging and wonderful prep for college bound students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

A very great school to go to, excellent test scores and a great place to send your kids for a great education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2006

I think that this is a wonderful school. The children that go there have a lot of potential and they are able to express it there. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

Great school with future to preserve for these students. Attendance and academics on high standards. 65% of staff holds a masters or higher degree of education. Great instructors, and wide variety of courses to take. Highly recommend!
—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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin62%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic66%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students41%
Female37%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic26%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%

Reading

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic origin63%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic origin80%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic66%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 74% 73%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 9%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 83%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 51%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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