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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
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Wausau School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Wausau, WI. It has 8,454 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% 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
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1290
14 responses
Average ACT
26
145 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,454
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,398
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%

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.
I had not the worst but also not the best experience going to school in Wausau. The school I went to in Wausau also did not have a lot of diversity. There was the sports kids, and there was us. The awkward kids. You were either awkward or you weren't. There wasn't room for anything else. I found great friends who appreciated me anyway even with all my quirks and in the end, that's all that really mattered. As far as college preparatory goes, I feel like the intention was there, but they didn't teach students to care about the material. That's how I screwed myself over in college. I just simply didn't care about the classes I was in. I feel like they need to focus less on teaching the material and teaching kids to really care about what they're learning and how college will impact their life. Overall, it was high school.