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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Amherst High School is an above average, public school located in Amherst, WI. It has 329 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Amherst High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
61 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$51,161
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
  • Football games
    28%
  • Basketball Games
    17%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Soccer
    11%
  • Art Club
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
329
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,706
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,554/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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I like the small community Amherst has, but I wish it would focus more on academics than on popularity and sports. Although sports are great and help with teamwork, responsibility, and other attributions for characteristics needed in the future, our school spends millions of dollars on new sports complexes while students don't have access to personal school computers, and our textbooks are falling apart and shared between teachers.
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Amherst High School was not only an amazing school, but a home. The students and staff stay connected for a lifetime and take immeasurable pride in their school. I will forever call Amherst my home, no matter where my future endeavors take me. Amherst High School helped forge my character and set me on a path towards success.
I've went to Amherst High School from kindergarten to my senior year and I couldn't have asked for a better school. The teachers were amazing, they are always out for each and every one of their students. The music and arts programs are amazing and the high school football team has gone to state three years in a row, getting second the first year and winning gold the next two years. Needless to say the sports program is pretty good. There isn't the widest variety of clubs, but the ones offered are pretty good.