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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Wausau School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Wausau, WI. It has 8,628 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
415 Seymour St
Wausau, WI 54403
Telephone
(715) 261-0500
Website

Wausau School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1280
13 responses
Average ACT
26
110 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,628
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,398
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$106,159,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,780/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%

Wausau School District Reviews

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Wausau West has prepared me for college. The teachers are amazing: supportive, challenging, and caring. The staff, especially Mr Kelter has helped make my college app process successful. The school, unfortunately is not very diverse. The majority of student are white, Christian, straight and middle class. This makes it tough for those who do not fit into those categories and prepares none of us for the real and diverse world. We do live in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, but more could be done to expose students to more diversity. Speakers, exchange students, global citizenship opportunities would make a great school even better.
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The high schools are focused on preparing students for their lives beyond high school. Financial planning classes are required and computer skills are taught throughout their schooling. They are exposed to different types of computer programs and tools, such as IPads and Chromebooks, as well as PCs. They are offered challenging advanced placement classes and classes with dual credit, often getting them ahead earning credits toward degree programs after high school. Youth Apprenticeship teaches them on the job skills for future careers. The only downside to attending schools in the district is their bullying issues and perhaps a need to teach more classes about diversity and the importance of embracing it in the workplace.
Overall, the teachers are very respectful and understandable. By this I mean that teachers can connect with their students and create a safe and comfortable environment for anyone. Teachers are the real support in each child's dreams and the teachers in the Wausau School District does that. The teachers are not jut adults to order us around. No, they are humans and they take the time and care to prepare all of there students to become successful people for the future, whatever the students futures hold. Not only the teacher are great but the system of the schools. Each school has different schedules, classes, and traditions. But change is good. This creates a practice run for the children by being filled with different obstacles and changes that in the future life anyone can relate to. The school district very much prepares the children of the future to become leaders of our country. The school district feels like a home that has a huge family, closer than a community.