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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Sun Prairie Area School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Sun Prairie, WI. It has 8,234 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Sun Prairie Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1290
41 responses
Average ACT
26
455 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,234
Free or Reduced Lunch
24.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,143
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$89,738,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,663/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$67,512
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$949
Median Home Value
$216,800
National
$184,700

Sun Prairie Area School District Reviews

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I was a student at Sun Prairie from Kindergarten through Senior year. From K through 9 the district was excellent and I would have even chosen to stay and raise children had I decided to have a family. However, post 9th grade, SPASD built a new school and seemed to have restructured their inner systems. All through high school, I had issues with the district. My main concern was their stance on bullying and dealing with student-athletes. I experienced physical bullying a number of times caught on camera, but the bully was never punished because the camera quality was, "too low". The district also had a huge problem communicating student health concerns with their employees (documented allergies were not taken seriously).
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I have been with the Sun Prairie Area School district for my whole school career. Personally, my experience here in this district has been good.I know that some other students may say differently, but I have felt like I have been treated equally as to the majority of students that go to my school. I would like to see improvements in culture exposures .I know that there is a week dedicated to different cultures, but when we learn learn about different cultures it is only in a few classes. Most of the history that we learn is just about the U.S and British for most of the time. We did have an incident that did occur that affected some of the minorities of the school. By incorporating different cultures and ideas revolving around different people, I feel like we wouldn't run into these issues as it does help us grow. It helps bring in curiosity and creates us to have an opened mind which can be very useful, as it is a long term skill to have for us as a community.
Sun Prairie Area School District definitely offers a lot of opportunities for students as the facilities they offer are very good, and a lot of classes are offered. Only problem, is that a lot of our teachers are leaving. Like, a lot. All of the good ones are leaving to different districts in order to get payed more. That means us students are getting stuck with teachers who don't have full certifications and who were hired a day- literally a day- before school started. Our quality of teachers is declining as teachers leave to other districts to get payed more, as Sun Prairie recently moved to block scheduling. Teachers are left with the same pay, more kids, and less time to grade (with more kids to grade as well). It's not a good situation.