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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Nathan Hale High School is an above average, public school located in West Allis, WI. It has 1,352 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Nathan Hale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1250
18 responses
Average ACT
24
223 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$49,427
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$809
National
$949
Median Home Value
$142,500
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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
48%
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 47 responses
  • Dances
    23%
  • Pep Assembly
    21%
  • Athletics
    17%
  • Music and plays
    17%
  • Spirit week
    9%
  • I was involved in Student council
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,352
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,309
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,683/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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The school has a large campus with lots of extracurricular activities and electives to choose from, which really allows you to explore your interests and make new friends. There are lots of AP and honor classes which have very nice and experienced teachers who want everyone to thrive. Unfortunately there is not a lot of diversity which can cause tension with teachers and students but students always will stand up for one another. The school tries it's hardest to make sure everyone has a safe and accepting environment. The school is pretty good with a few downsides that do not affect learning.
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Overall Nathan Hale was a good school. Our principle was very involved with even the arts programs and that is something that means a lot to the students. The teachers were very personable and cared about their students. The couple of things I would change are about how students who misbehave are treated and the way the dress code policy is enforced. Students who misbehave are not always treated the same as their peers who do the same things as them. Everyone should be reprimanded equally and not given special privileges based on who they are. The dress code policy is enforced for girls wearing tank tops, but boys who wear a “sheet toga” without a shirt on under are high-fived by the male teachers. There is a difference between shoulders and a boy’s chest with his nipples out. All in all, this is a generally good school with a few discrimination issues, but I would recommend it for anyone living in the area.
Nathan Hale has been able to handle the situation of COVID-19 with ease as they've followed guidelines that were put in place while keeping in mind the welfare of the students. Seniors couldn't be happier about how Nathan Hale didn't cancel graduation but instead pushed it back a month. To know that even though our highschool career didn't finish out the way we wanted, we'll still be able to see our friends again as well as our supportive teachers and favorite staff members from the various classes that we've taken over the past 4 years of our lives. The high level and fast paced classes run by passionate and dedicated teachers provided an experience that was beyond impactful to my college preparation and aspirations in life.