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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Waunakee High School is a top rated, public school located in Waunakee, WI. It has 1,248 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
301 Community Dr
Waunakee, WI 53597
Telephone
(608) 849-2100

Waunakee High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1370
17 responses
Average ACT
28
194 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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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
    A-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$87,594
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Median Home Value
$287,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Football
    15%
  • Music Events
    14%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Soccer
    8%
  • Senior prank
    7%
  • Theater
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,248
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,320
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,505/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Waunakee High School Reviews

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Waunakee High School is a very good high school. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved in many different areas of interests. Many students succeed here and there are a lot of resources to help all the students do their best and get ready for life past high school. Waunakee High School puts a large focus on GPA and grades. There is a lot of pressure to have the best AP exam scores and ACT scores in the state/country. It is good that they believe in us and want us to be the best, but it is hard when you don't score as well and you feel that you let the staff down. Overall, my experience and Waunakee High School is very good. I have friends and staff I feel comfortable around, they help me and classmates succeed, and they help us get involved.
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I like to think my school is pretty great. For one, it puts a huge focus on academics, and is know for being one of the best schools in the state of Wisconsin. The teachers are awesome. Every teacher is so unique in their personality and how they go about teaching. Mr. Fritz comes to mind when I think of how awesome the teachers are here: he appears to be an eccentric character, and he is always a joy to have in class. He greets every student as he or she walks in before class, always asking how they're doing. It is my understanding that every student in one of his AP Calculus classes ends up passing the AP exam, and there is no way that is some crazy coincidence because Mr. Fritz' enthusiasm for math is contagious.
I went here my freshman year but then moved. I did not like my school then but I did not realize how good I had it. The classes are the best. They are always encouraging students to think independently and beyond the classroom. Classes were so fun compared to my other school. The best learning environment I have ever been in. Learning was easy and most students did very well. They give us 2-3 electives and one study hall each semester. This gave us the opportunity explore what we were interested in and have fun. There were not that many extracurricular activities, but they were fun and had good involvement. They have great technology and a beautiful school. They gave many freedoms to their students. The worst part about the school was that most students were spoiled rich brats. The social environment was awful. Everyone was super judgey and cliquey. You were only liked if they were rich and good looking. Too much pressure to be cool and people would pretend to be rich to be liked.