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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  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 8,311 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Wausau School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1240
16 responses
Average ACT
26
223 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,311
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,725
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,840/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$43,232
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$685
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,300
National
$184,700

Wausau School District Reviews

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I have been with the Wausau school district my whole elementary, middle, and high school career. I can say that academic wise Wausau has excelled and have always pushed their students' academic capability. However, I have noticed that personal issues such as bullying are not dealt with as well as they should have. Administration and staff need to do better to ensure the safety of all their students. I have come to the consensus that I would totally have my children be enrolled in the Wausau school district if I had the chance. I had an amazing experience and would want the same for my future children.
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I attended schools in the Wausau School District from K-12. I enjoyed getting to know the teaches at every level. The variety of classes, clubs, extra curricular activites, and sports available was much appreciated. I had many opportunities to get involved of which I did. The administration in every school was supportive and encouraging to their students. Overall my experience as a student in Wausau School District schools was very positive.
My experience differs from school to school. My elementary school experience was great, but I know that some of my peers would disagree. After I left, I also heard that it went downhill from certain teachers working there. I think that middle school was my most difficult time in terms of socially. Because this is the time in which most people go through puberty, this is a vital step in growing into a young adult. This means that students are learning and growing every day. Because of this, students tend to be insensitive and brutal. Teachers and administration had nothing against me, but again my peers may not agree. On the other hand, I love Wausau West. The student and staff are very supportive for a high school, and I feel like I have a place in the school where I can make a difference.