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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
McFarland School District is a public school district located in McFarland, WI. It has 4,392 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
5101 Farwell St
McFarland, WI 53558
Telephone
(608) 838-3169
Website

McFarland School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1320
13 responses
Average ACT
26
175 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,392
Free or Reduced Lunch
23.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,227
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$37,331,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,178/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$79,152
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$939
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,600
National
$184,700

McFarland School District Reviews

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McFarland High School overall is a wonderful school. The school does an amazing job of trying to promote kindness and empathy. There are many programs and times set aside to fight the issue of bullying and many great teachers who have an open door policy. I think that these teachers make the biggest difference. I do believe that more could be done to improve the culture of the school. Many students joke around and do not take rules seriously. I think that there should be a stronger program put in place to change the attitude of the students-- a program that promotes student leaders to step forward and set the example for what is right. I feel that when students step forward, it makes the a large impact. As far as sports go, I think that there is much potential for McFarland. The coaching staff for many of the sports is not very good and do not drive or motivate their players. I think that there should be coaching changes made to improve the quality of the sport programs.
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McFarland is filled with rich, white, privileged kids who have been going to school with each other their whole lives. The students are mostly kids who are able to grasp concepts quickly and do not have to try very hard in order to succeed. Because of this, the teachers really only teach according to this type of learning and for kids who don’t learn as quickly, the teachers aren’t willing to help, especially the science department. The students and teachers take what they have for granted and are very self centered.
McFarland School District worked relentlessly to create a caring and constructive environment. In there efforts to help the student body they sometimes hurt it instead, by focusing single mindedly on one problem they sometimes failed to see how the solution chosen may harm other departments. As someone who closely aliened them-self with the art department I saw a lack of care or consideration for the space needs of the department. Although they failed at points to consider the entire school in their decision, they helped many problems with the school district, like changing our schedule to a A-B day to help with the AP students.