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Whitefish Bay High School

Public | 9-12 | 995 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2011

My children a have just begun the WFB School District. The bottom line is key reason we moved to WFB. WFB kids have scored in the top 3 on ACT public schools in the state for over the last 10 years. Need I say more?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

Next to Nicolet, Homestead, and Shorewood, Whitefish Bay is one of the greatest schools in not only MIlwaukee, but also Wisconsin, if not the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

great teachers-really get involved with the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Whitefish Bay and Shorewood high schools are the best in the whole state of Wisconsin. I attended Whitefish Bay as a student. The academic program is excellent and the teachers are top notch. The math department is very challenging. The school also has a wide variety of extracurricular activities available to students to choose from.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic origin63%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities28%
Not disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic origin43%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities11%
Not disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic origin66%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities39%
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic origin67%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities39%
Not disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
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 79% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 11% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
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 7%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 91%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 78%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • William Henkle
Fax number
  • (414) 963-3870

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1200 E Fairmount Ave
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
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