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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 1,210 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
153 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$93,132
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$300,600
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Football
    16%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Music Events
    15%
  • Soccer
    9%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Honor roll ceremony
    7%
  • Senior prank
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,210
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,320
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
61%
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
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,505/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Waunakee High School Reviews

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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.
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I have nothing but good things to say about my experience at Waunakee High School. For the most part the teachers are amazing and care a lot about their students success. It's probably the reason our school has such high academic success. The one downside is Waunakee is a predominately white school district and the student body is fairly homogeneous which isn't the best if you value diversity. But everyone at the school respects one another no matter their background.
The classroom settings is great. The teachers are understanding and want you to succeed. Overall the school settings feels safe and somewhere you can overall enjoy. People are respectful to others and the material in school. The facilities given to us are super nice and helpful we are very privileged for what we receive. There are lots of opportunities for the students to be apart of outside of school such as sports groups, music groups, clubs and others.