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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Janesville School District is an above average, public school district located in Janesville, WI. It has 10,321 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
About Janesville School District...
Address
527 S Franklin St
Janesville, WI 53548
Telephone
(608) 743-5000
Website

Janesville School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1220
14 responses
Average ACT
25
242 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,321
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,649
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$122,744,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,707/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%

Janesville School District Reviews

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So many are quick to express the problems that are involved with public schools, however, with the Janesville School District I believe that it is important to speak on the positives. I, a member of the Janesville School district for 13 years, there was never a time when felt lost or alone. All of the teachers were willing to go out of their way to help and lend a hand. They were responsive and reliable, they had the ability to notice when the students were having an off day and were capable of cheering them up. They supported all students. Overall, I had a great experience with the Janesville School District. They prepared me for college and life beyond.
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I have been in the Janesville School District for some time but it could really stand to see some changes. The schools tend to lean strongly toward sports and tend to have very little focus on academics. Kids who played sports are honored by everyone, including teachers. If you don't play sports you are essentially ignored. Some teachers, and even some schools are significantly better about this, but the great majority have a strong lean toward sports. Additionally, the big schools tend to have outdated equipments and slow technology or undereducated staff. Overall I would say the district as a whole is average, although some schools stand out as better than others.
Overall, the seven years I spent in Janesville were not too bad. The teachers teach well, and they are always glad to help. I learned quite a bit, and I often found myself in classes I thought I wouldn't take but did. It was a decent experience.
The administration of the District, however, did fail in numerous ways. Keeping in mind we're getting a new superintendent next year, so it is likely to change, the district spent far too much time on foreign exchange students and trips to other countries. They also didn't take student safety very seriously. Many times, there were days when conditions were extremely dangerous, and school districts around us had been cancelled, but our schools were still in session. The superintendent would apologize each time, but it happened again and again. Keep an open mind about next year's superintendent. He seems to be someone who has a good head on his shoulders.