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Westby High School

Public | 9-12 | 308 students

 
 

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Posted October 29, 2009

We love Westby because the staff there are very caring and helpful and encourage the students to dream big as to what they wish to learn and become in the future. They never tell a student that what they wish to do is unachievable for them . Instead they encourage them to do their best and anything is possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

As a graduate of Westby High School and as a parent of a recent graduate, I highly recommend Westby schools. The academics are excellent and the outside activities such as Band and sports are tremendous. The teachers really take an interest in the students. Also the community is very involved with the school. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to anyone.
—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 70% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
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

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Math

All Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students43%
Female41%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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 97% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Multiracial 0% 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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 96%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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206 West Ave S
Westby, WI 54667
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