A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
357 N Main St
Amherst, WI 54406
Telephone
(715) 824-5522
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Amherst High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
31 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
303
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 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
$17,810/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Amherst High School Reviews

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I love my high school. It's small, offers great classes. The block scheduling is great for managing time (although getting overwhelmed is possible). For the most part, it's pretty fantastic. The teachers understand the students, and for the most part are fantastic. However there are the few teachers who act very condescending and will not under any cirmcumstances extend deadlines or talk rationally.
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A lot of people think that growing up in a small town would be awful. In all honesty, I love it in Amherst. Although at times everyone knowing everyone is bad, more often than not it's good. Amherst is such a strong, supportive community. I don't think I will ever see teachers who are more dedicated to helping their students then in Amherst. Amherst also has amazing athletic programs, with coaches who are more than willing to help anyone improve if they'll work for it. I must warn you though,if plan on going to an athletic event,get there early! seats fill up fast with adoring fans cheering on the participants.
We are new to the District and it has been a challenge. We didn't anticipate how small the town and student body are. There are very few AP classes. There is very little diversity among the student body. The grading scale does not accommodate an AP weighted scale. The classes have a "blocked" schedule meaning that the classes are longer- but that there are only 4 a semester. This makes it hard to fit summer school into the curriculum, which would be helpful for language classes. Spanish is the only language class offered and Spanish 3 and 4 are only offered once a year. Usually at the same time another key, upper level class is offered. This makes it hard to get in 4 years of a foreign language. The Counselor is competent and nice.

It's extremely difficult for a new student to get involved in things and get teacher support for things like National Honor Society- those votes go to the kids who have attended the district since age 5.