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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
DeForest Area School District is a public school district located in De Forest, WI. It has 3,828 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
520 E Holum St
De Forest, WI 53532

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Middle Schools in DeForest Area School District

High Schools in DeForest Area School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1390
15 responses
Average ACT
26
201 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,828
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,472
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$19,834/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$81,211
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$971
National
$949
Median Home Value
$220,600
National
$184,700

DeForest Area School District Reviews

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I think DeForest high school has a great variety of STEAM-based classes and resources. From animal sciences to mechanics to environmental sustainability to 3-D printing, DeForest high school really boosts creativity in those areas of study. On the other hand, upper administration is very difficult to communicate with and make progress with. Being very active in student council and other clubs in the school, I am well aware of the frustrations of trying to make a difference and having administration give little effort or willingness to compromise for the well-being of the students and teachers.
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My experience in Deforest I believe has been a typical high school experience. Some teachers and staff are really helpful while others are not. Personally, I believe that our school district invests too much into the football program. This money could be better spent elsewhere where it would help students across the board. For example, in one of my classes I had a student in it who did not speak English at all, and she had no translator. The teacher communicated with her using Google Translate. I found this appalling, how is she supposed to get an adequate education if she cannot even understand the language?
I would say that my overall experience at Deforest Area School District was good. I never had any problems with the teachers. The teachers there were always willing to help you out to make sure you stay on top of your classes. I had always thought of the teachers as another part of my family; they are willing to go out of their way just to help you succeed. I would say the only problem I had at the Deforest Area School District was how people could get away with quite a few things without getting in trouble. But over the years of being in this District, I would say that they have done a great job improving on how to fix that problem