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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  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 1,033 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
815 Jefferson St
De Forest, WI 53532
Telephone
(608) 842-6600
Website
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DeForest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1380
13 responses
Average ACT
26
175 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
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
C+
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
1,033
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
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
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,246
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
$11,204/ 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 is overall a pretty nice school, although it does have some conflict between students. It's very obvious that despite that, many teachers and other faculty members try their best to make sure that their material in class is comprehensible, helpful, and useful in some way. It's a smaller school compared to other schools around the Madison area, but it isn't so small that it's noticeable. One of the downsides is that there isn't much diversity at DeForest High School, which starts to become noticeable after awhile.
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Deforest has been a great school throughout my three years of being here. The district always want to make sure that everyone is safe in school, which is an amazing thing. The high school has a variety of clubs, sports, and other activities that get a lot of students involved in. Most of all the teachers are the best part because all of them are looking out for what is best for each student. They really take the time to help their students and get them to achieve great things. Deforest is an amazing school and I would recommend it.
Their are a lot of educational and personal opportunities available at DeForest High School. However, I feel that the school does not use some of their tools to their advantage such as Xello. Xello is a website to help students find careers, colleges, and majors best fit to their personality and interest. I personally feel that this website could be used to our advantage by assisting us in our schedule and allowing us to take classes that we find interest in. This could overall advance us in our studies and help us to better succeed in the future.