A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Memorial High School is an elite, public school located in Madison, WI. It has 1,903 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
201 S Gammon Rd
Madison, WI 53717
Telephone
(608) 663-5990

Memorial High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1390
52 responses
Average ACT
28
259 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$56,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$959
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Sports!
    29%
  • Cupcake Smackdown
    16%
  • Homecoming!
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Latinos Unidos Dance
    9%
  • Popcorn Fridays
    9%
  • Art Sales
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,903
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,224
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,858/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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The school is average. Okay funding, okay teachers. The teachers are sometimes disorganized and teach according to no visible curriculum, but it is a good school. The kids enjoy learning and are enthusiastic! Not an extremely challenging school though. Great sports programs! Also, it is very diverse there.
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What I like about Memorial High School is that it is a community of people who tries to respect others despite their racial, sex, gender, and personality differences. I felt that many teachers at Memorial were great assets since they were willing to help their students develop their potential to be successful in the future wherever they may be. Also, I made many friends and acquaintances who were fun to be with, but we also respect each other regarding how we work with and study with each other for our classes. So, that is what I like about Memorial.
It was a love/hate relationship with the school. Some teachers were amazing, some were bad, some in between. The school was kind of dirty, the bathrooms need renovations. The sports community was amazing, the people close. However there are a lot of people that don't make smart decision regarding health choices.