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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Tomahawk High School is an above average, public school located in Tomahawk, WI. It has 377 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Tomahawk High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
60 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$57,449
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,500
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
  • Homecoming and Winter Break Out
    40%
  • I have none, stay away from them
    20%
  • Leaving
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
377
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,083
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$12,859/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

Tomahawk High School Reviews

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During my experience at Tomahawk, I’ve had very few bad experiences with teachers and other staff members. Because of the schools small size, a lot of different classes and extra curricular activities aren’t offered at the school. This ends up being a blessing in disguise though, because what’s offered ends up being underfunded, which is blatantly shown in the fine arts department and the fact that there are no year round clubs.
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I can’t really be too harsh because the high school is struggling. However, the overall quality is much worse than it really should be. Administration is petty and will pick favorites, and tends to maintain status quo. Only a handful of teachers really prepared me for college. The areas I was the most prepared in were English and science. Other departments seem to have motives different from just helping kids succeed. THS also focuses too much on athletics at the expense of everything else. The administration spends a lot of time propping up students on the football and volleyball teams as students to strive to be. This is fine as long as the school does not mind being filled with druggies. Honestly, the schools biggest flaw is that it is not self aware in any regard. The school would rather just do what it had always done and make changes to maintain a new status quo, never striving for progress or wanting to improve. I can’t honestly recommend this school to anyone.
I liked how the building was common core and I could get involved with the younger children. I was able to participate in the Friend's Program, where during my study hall and resource hour, I could go down a few times a week and meet with a younger child who has a rough home life. I appreciated my government and economics teacher Mr. Baalke, who made me question why in every answer I gave. Also how he had us to verbal interviews for our grade which helps prepare us for interviews we will partake in the real world. The school district really liked to get involved with the community and make an impact in each and every one of our lives. Through this school I was able to go to Germany for a month in summer 2016 through the GAPP program and see wonderful new things. The experiences I have shared here, I will remember the rest of my life and cherish all the great laughs and memories that have been created.