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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Kettle Moraine High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wales, WI. It has 971 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Kettle Moraine High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
21 responses
Average ACT
27
305 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$93,977
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$950
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,800
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Homecoming week, so much school spirit in the air.
    24%
  • Football games - everyone is supportive.
    21%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Sporting Events
    13%
  • First week of school
    10%
  • Theater productions
    6%
  • Orchestra concerts
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
971
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,396
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,503/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Kettle Moraine High School Reviews

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The direction was scattered, and the focus was on the charter schools within our school and increasing the numbers from the school choice program. Unfortunately, this district it is driven by the almighty dollar, as with everything else in this world.

There are many sports and activities to choose from and there is always the opportunity to get involved. I would encourage every student to be involved; volunteer, tutor, join a club, be part of the community. These distractions will keep you focused and on the right path.

I did have some wonderful and understanding teachers that went above and beyond. You have to want to learn and be a self-motivated individual to best succeed. I also had a fabulous counselor that guided me through a tough time and kept me focused. I still communicate with a few teachers from KM through social media and appreciate their insight and guidance.
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Kettle Moraine High School has excellent learning and great oppertunities. I would only rate it a four star because the enviroment is not always welcoming. The school has 3 other schools to learn from. the Health Science school has great hands on learning for students. This give students a smooth trasition into any health science work forces. KM Performing Arts is also another school. Perform is for many students who are very artistic. Perform focuses on arts but also teaches students the main priorities like math, english, science and social studies. Global is another charter school KM provieds. This school focuses on giving back and making the enviroment safe. If a charter school is not what you are looking for we have our normal legacy program. Legacy is more like a typical school day. Kettle Moraine High School's create an open learning enviroment but does not always feel like a great enviroment.
Kettle Moraine High School is located in a very white, very conservative area of Wisconsin. The diversity is lacking. The teachers are okay; some really care about their students while others have a philosophy of "my way or the highway." The charter schools within the building are taking over, and the mainstream kids feel left behind and not important. The charters get the best teachers, the best equipment, and the best technology. They claim to prepare you for college, but with the reassessment policy, benchmarks, and formatives, it does quite the opposite. I would like to see more involvement from the teachers (in clubs, academics, etc). Additionally, I would like to see more importance on the mainstream high school, instead of the charters.