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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
DeForest High School is an above average, public school located in De Forest, WI. It has 1,060 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
815 Jefferson St
De Forest, WI 53532
Telephone
(608) 842-6600
Website

DeForest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1380
11 responses
Average ACT
26
150 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$74,477
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Homecoming, sporting events
    36%
  • Friday night football games
    22%
  • Pep rallies
    19%
  • The Folk Fair that Spanish Club goes to
    8%
  • Senior Week
    6%
  • Homecoming Relay (XC)
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,060
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,568
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,285/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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DeForest High School Reviews

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Most teachers and instructors were very good. The Advanced Placement and honors course selection were somewhat lacking, but the school district seems to be trying to improve this and add more class options. Class rankings were somewhat arbitrary, even in the year after the school supposedly switched from valedictorian ranking to Latin honors. There were a lot of politics involved in athletics and certain sports, most notably girls soccer. There were a wide variety of clubs and organizations associated with the school, giving students many opportunities to get involved.
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DeForest High School is a medium size school of a little over 1,000 enrolled students, grades 9 through 12. It is a pretty average sized school for a rural town and has a constantly growing student population. Overall, the majority of the teachers are fabulous who connect really well with students to get to know them. For class options, DeForest has a few AP College Board classes and Project Lead the Way courses, but the elective choices could be better. Many students are either enrolled in at least one club or sport, and it is easy for a student to start their own club if they're interested in doing so. Most of the student body is familiar with each other and at sporting events, there is a huge sense of pride and community for the DeForest Norskies.
Overall DeForest high school is a very good school. This school is a relatively large school with lots of academics, clubs, and sport opportunities. Their is a great chance you will find something you will enjoy doing here. Whether it’s sports, clubs, or academics. Their are lots of classes to choose from to see what you might be interested in later on.