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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
North High School is an above average, public school located in Waukesha, WI. It has 1,216 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
2222 Michigan Ave
Waukesha, WI 53188
Telephone
(262) 970-3505
Website
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North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1350
6 responses
Average ACT
25
147 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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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
$61,380
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$876
National
$949
Median Home Value
$194,800
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
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Senior Run
    25%
  • Graduation
    19%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • Senior Prank
    16%
  • State Marching Band
    13%
  • Drama Banquet
    3%
  • Nerf Wars
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,216
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,875
Teachers in First/Second Year
24%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,653/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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What I really like about North is the atmosphere. Everyone is always so kind, welcoming, and always ready to help you. The teachers especially are some of the best, they are considerate, helpful, knowledgeable, and etc. When it comes to the AP exams the teachers especially prepare you exceptionally. Then the students are okay, but some can be really kind; it's filled with many diverse people. North is also very community oriented as well. Everyone is usually participating in some activity. School spirit is very important! Safety also, our school is very big on the protection of the students. North is a great school filled with great aspects. I'm happy I was able to attend North High School, where I met some of the greatest people, gained very important knowledge, and overall made myself a better person and student.
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WNHS is known to students as the windowless prison, with only 7 windows in the building when I attended (class of 2018). Increasingly restrictive security measures were implemented over my 4 years there, making it harder for students to get to class and navigate the hallways. While most teachers seem to care about helping their students succeed, there are certain teachers who are actively dismissive and belittling to students. The student body is diverse, and I noticed little bullying, but students of color were called out by teachers for bad behavior more than white kids who acted the same. Students may not have bullied each other, but LGBT and mentally disabled people were often joked about in and out of the classroom, and teachers rarely stepped in to stop them, despite signs around the school declaring an accepting environment for all. Our mandatory college/career readiness course was never on-topic, but they finally decided to shape up when I was a senior. Too little, too late.
Great teachers, location, environment, and opportunities to learn and become a better you. The only downside is that the athletic teams have been poor at best for several years.