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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Sun Prairie High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sun Prairie, WI. It has 1,728 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

Sun Prairie High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1300
44 responses
Average ACT
26
501 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$70,295
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,044
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,600
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 221 responses
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Football Games
    17%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Musicals
    7%
  • Pink out for breast cancer
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,728
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,314
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.80 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.80 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.80 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,377/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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Sun Prairie High School Reviews

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Being able to live in Sun Prairie my whole life, I was able to have a wonderful experience at Sun Prairie High School. This high school is filled with amazing teachers that genuinely cares about helping their students and creating a comfortable atmosphere. The high school constantly tries to create a diverse school by having cultural events, and clubs. They acknowledge problems that students have and desperately try to fix them. Everyone in this school encourages students to head to college or the work force after high school. The school strives to help students become successful; everyone has a different view of becoming successful. Students are able to become successful by having an extra hour to get help, wonderful resources and helpful adults. Overall, Sun Prairie High School is a wonderful place to grow and become successful!
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Sun Prairie is a very developed and growing town. I moved here around 4 years ago, the beginning my 8th grade year. SPHS only takes in grades 10-12, freshman are put into a different, smaller building. Overall, I believe that SPHS is nice, opportunity wise. Big school=more opportunities. There are also so many great teachers that are willing to help students do their best. The building itself is also very large and nice. Very open and bright. The reason why I decided to rate this school average is because of some of the students and the environment in general. This is definetly out of the school district's control, but it still affects me. A lot of the students are problematic and the school is pretty divided. Everyone has the right to their own opinions, but sometimes it creates intense tension. It's hard for me to ignore, because I too am very passionate about my own opinions and beliefs. At the end of the day, I am only there for education, so I do my best to mind my own.
It was a decent school, ultimately I received a lot of support from my teachers and counselor that helped me graduate, and it's a very high quality building (great facilities), but there are a lot of ways it could be improved upon. I think the Music & Arts go very unappreciated there, largely eclipsed by the Athletic Departments. It doesn't get talked about, but there are also some real issues with racial prejudice, particularly on behalf of faculty/staff. They pride themselves on being inclusive and diverse but I have heard so many black students/students of color voice concerns over their treatment at the school (and I personally witnessed this kind of thing many times).