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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Memorial High School is a top rated, public school located in Madison, WI. It has 1,903 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 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
54 responses
Average ACT
28
285 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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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
$56,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$959
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,000
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
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  • Sports!
    28%
  • Cupcake Smackdown
    16%
  • Homecoming!
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Latinos Unidos Dance
    8%
  • Popcorn Fridays
    8%
  • Art Sales
    7%

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%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,224
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
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
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Memorial high shares most traits with other public high schools in urban areas; diverse student body and faculty, underfunded extra curricular activities and art departments, and overly generous to all things sports. However, Memorial strays from this archetype in a few remarkable ways. The culture at this school values inclusivity and respect. The sense of community and fidelity between students and staff is very strong. The mantra "we take care of our own" embodies this school. While music, theatre and the arts are stereotypically underfunded, the administration makes great effort to demonstrate support for all activities and productions hosted by these departments even if money lacks. Some of the best teachers I've ever had taught or teach at Madison Memorial. Educators here are dedicated and knowledgeable. Most engage heavily in extra curriculars outside of school and form lasting relationships with their students.
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I had a really good experience at Memorial. I had a lot of amazing teachers who taught me a lot. There were a ton of clubs to chose from, and the school culture was generally very light and fun. The school food wasn't always the best, but we were close enough to the mall that you could walk to buy food from there. There really isn't anything I would change, except for getting better math teachers. I had only 1 good math teacher in all 4 years of my schooling, so I really hope that they hire some new ones soon.
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.