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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, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
301 Community Dr
Waunakee, WI 53597
Telephone
(608) 849-2100
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Waunakee High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1370
19 responses
Average ACT
28
233 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
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
$61,112
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
$12,854/ 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 is full of caring teachers, and students, but there are some exceptions. Living in a wealthy community like waunakee there are some privileged kids who acted spoiled. Waunakee is also a huge sports community, which is great except for the lack of support for other no-athletic co-curricular. Last I would like to see counselors being more one on one with students, throughout the college process the counseling staff helped, but I wish We would have more one on one meeting in previous years about my future. Other than that Waunakee high school is a great learning environment, with an exceptional teaching staff. Waunakee is a high preforming school, and will continue to be so because of the hard work ethic the staff and most students possess.
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I went to Waunakee for all four years of high school and enjoyed it very much. I felt involved in the school socially and it is one of the top academic high schools in the state. As far as athletics go, we have nearly quadrupled all other schools in conference championships over the past decade and won state championships in football and baseball in 2017-2018. I was an athlete and felt respected by the other players and coaches and overall enjoyed my athletic experience very much. In the classroom, teachers were always very thorough in explaining how to do problems and what the instructions were on a project. If a person needed help with anything, the teachers were always more than happy to help. Overall, my high school experience at Waunakee was terrific.
Waunakee High School has always had students with a variety of interests who demonstrate excellence in their fields. We have music prodigies, D1 athletes, award winning performers, and Ivy League attending alumni. There are tons of clubs to join in just about every area. The lunch food has a huge variety and high quality options. Waunakee teachers are some of the best in the state, but I have had a few that just made my life more complicated at times. We have a ton of school spirit and great opportunities. We also have tons of AP classes and dual credit courses to choose from if desired. Students can even take college courses at nearby UW-Madison.