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Wilmot High School

Public | 9-12 | 1101 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2014

Academic Decathlon team best in Wisconsin in 2014 and 2nd in the nation. Being national Runner-up in the Academic Decathlon competition is a very impressive feat. Wilmot beat every school in Wisconsin (regardless of size) then went on to take 2nd in the nation in the "medium-sized school" division. This school is definitely on the rise and has an ever-growing AP program. I am also impressed by Project Lead the Way, a national pre-engineering program which Wilmot offers classes through. Not only does Wilmot offer pre-engineering classes but they also have a Biomedical Sciences curriculum through Project Lead the Way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

Worst education ever. Poor communication. Go to this school, get a high school diploma, with no learning invonved. They are too busy to notice the students are failing, and there should be more drug searches...pay attention to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

Good students do well, poor students, the ones who need extra help, will be pushed under the rug, (sent to APEX or Truval), and forgotten. The Principals will be secretly hopeing the poor students quit school....Don't want to ruin the "top school" rating!


Posted January 2, 2014

My school is exceptional. The opportunities they present for my kids are outstanding. We have moved around a lot and when we moved to this area, we picked Wilmot over others; we could not be happier with the choice. Other schools in the area are good, but Wilmot is GREAT! My kids and I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

This school has a LOT of Advanced Placement classes for the university-bound student. They also offer a good assortment of technology and engineering classes for the technical college bound. The focus is definitely on the student and the students' future. They have a good selection of elective programs in addition to the required core classes to allow the students to experience possible career choices while in the safer, high school environment. The facilities are newer and beautiful with excellent athletic facilities for the competitive teams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2012

This school sucks!!! Parking passes cost $75 at Badger High they cost $10. nd guess what the dumb school spent $500,000 on a football feild and they have to replace it in a couple years which cost $400,000. They don't have that kinda money. they r constantly fundraising, and wen i go to badger they don't do any fundraising, only for deca meets and fundraising for the community. im embarresed to be a studnt
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

As a parent of three children attending Wilmot, I could not be happier. The staff and administration bend over backwards to assure that all students enjoy opportunities for success. The facilities are top notch and may be unmatched in SE Wisconsin. Academic achievement seems to be the top priority for the District which has improved by leaps and bounds over the past several years. If you haven't heard of Wilmot HS, get ready because they will very soon be on the map.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I have four kids and only 1 at Wilmot so far. My son is 15 and a freshman and has always had awful behavior issues, constantly butting heads with teachers and his grades have been atrocious. This year is a complete turn around. His teachers have all been fair and just with him and he hasn't rebelled and caused any problems, hence there have been literally no behavior issues at all. He is getting Bs and Cs and even one A! I couldn't be happier with his progress and the way he has turned around. He's always had such trouble with not getting along with his teachers and this year has been life changing for him. I am very pleased. I have yet to see how the athletic program is. My daughter will enter Wilmot next year and is involved with sports and gets good grades, so we'll see then
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Teachers seem to care and do a great job. Administration is poor, and athletic coaching is the poorest in southeast WI
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2007

I have been happy with the quality of instruction and variety and availability of AP and honors courses for my college bound children. Great opportunities for involvement in fine arts programs and sports. The facilities are some of the finest in the state now that the new addition is nearly completed. The school has improved a lot in the last 6-7 years. The school embraces parent involvement and does a good job with communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2005

The music program is top notch! The teaching staff, for the most part, is knowledgeable and very helpful to students. The administration leaves much to be desired. Communication with parents is dismal, when existent. The brand new facilities will match the quality of instruction and learning that takes place there.
—Submitted by a teacher


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About these ratings

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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students76%
Female87%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities20%
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Math

All Students50%
Female55%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students45%
Female55%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students82%
Female87%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities31%
Not disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female91%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 92% 73%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%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 88%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 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Chris Trottier
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  • (262) 862-6929

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11112 308th Ave
Wilmot, WI 53192
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