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Waunakee High School is a public school in Waunakee, WI. It has 1,188 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 84 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Teachers: The teachers are amazing. Of course, there are exceptions, but they are few and far between, and really it depends on student. Some teachers click better with some students than with others. They are very available to help students and are always happy to help. Many teachers provide ways to use the information we learned in classes and apply it. There are various field trips and guest speakers. Most grading is standard, but teachers are able to adapt their own grading procedure within certain limits. It allows teachers to experiment with different ways to help students learn the best.

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On Extracurriculars: There are many activities to choose from. For the most part, you can choose how much you want to put into an activity. If you want a leadership position, you can easily apply. If you want to just participate, you can do that easily, too. Some activities, such as music or drama, require more participation. Most staff members assist with groups, and some do for more than one. There are volunteer clubs, competitive clubs, drama clubs, art club, Spanish and French club, book clubs, various musical ensembles, and science clubs.

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Recent Alumnus

On Health & Safety: I have heard or experienced very few things that threaten safety. Part of it could be the friends I have. I would not doubt that there are things going on in other people's lives that I am not aware of. The community is also safe. Someone saw a suspicious-looking person enter the building and called the police. They investigated the issue and determined that there was no threat. Even though nothing came of the situation, it is comforting that the community values the safety of the schools and that the police are able to respond so quickly and thoroughly. We have a police officer that works with the school.

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Recent Alumnus

On Sports & Fitness: We have wonderful sports facilities. Many students to participate in sports and have great success. One reason they continue with the sport(s) is because of the coaches. The coaches are enjoyable and knowledgeable, and there's always a level for how much students want to put in and get out of the sport. The school spirit is what lowers the rating. Usually people attend sporting events if they have friends who are playing. Then it appears to be a social event instead of cheering event.

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Recent Alumnus

On Administration & Policies: The principle is always there at lunch saying hi to students. I love it. Bullying is not allowed. At all. This year, they added a new dress code about not wearing shirts without sleeves except in physical education classes. Like the cell phone rule, the enforcement depends on the staff. Some uphold it and some don't care.

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Waunakee High School is a public school in Waunakee, WI. It has 1,188 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 84 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

92%

Test Performance

97
Waunakee High School performed better than 97% of other schools on Wisconsin math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

ACT:
28

Based on 28 students surveyed
Math
28
English
29
Reading
30
Science
26
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 100% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Cell phones allowed during class
  • 40% Football is king
  • 20% The lunch program

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Alot of classes offered
  • 17% Sports, my friends, and some of the classes

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Get involved

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Good sports programs, wide variety of classes

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
52.4%
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Female
47.6%
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Racial Diversity

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White
94.4%
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African American
2.1%
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Hispanic
1.8%
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Asian
1.3%
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Native American
0.4%
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Multiracial
0.1%
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Pacific Islander
0%