Waunakee High School in Waunakee, WI - Niche

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Waunakee High School is a public school in Waunakee, Wisconsin. It has 1,136 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 63% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 119 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

301 Community Dr
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 849-2100

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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Waunakee has a ton of different clubs available. We have club organization time set during school hours once every month, which helps to keep everyone active in their clubs. There is also an outstanding sports program at Waunakee. It's very organized, intense, and taken very seriously.
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    • 4
    Food: The food is delicious and there is a salad bar and snacks offered. Also, there are vending machines available for the time when the cafeteria is closed
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: Bullying is not allowed and the dress code is casual. However, the attendance policies are quite strict, and the if the policy is violated by the student, they would get detention, that could result in suspension
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    • 4
    Teachers: Every teacher is different and that is expressed in their ways of teaching.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are many student organizations offered for the students to join for some opportunities outside of the class schedule.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Waunakee Middle School Public
4.00 Waunakee Heritage Elementary School Public
4.00 Waunakee Intermediate School Public
St. John the Baptist Catholic School Private, Religious
4.00 Waunakee Prairie Elementary School Public
4.00 Arboretum Elementary School Public
Peace Thru Christ Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.33 Madison Country Day School Private
St. Michael's Parochial Grade School Private, Religious
3.00 Lindbergh Elementary School Public
4.00 Northside Elementary School Public
Westside Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Mendota Elementary School Public
4.33 Kromrey Middle School Public
4.00 Sauk Trail Elementary School Public
3.00 Black Hawk Middle School Public
St. Peter Catholic School Private, Religious
3.33 Gompers Elementary School Public
3.00 Middleton Alternative High School Public, Charter, Alternative
4.00 Middleton High School Public
4.00 Elm Lawn Elementary School Public
4.00 Spring Harbor Middle School Public, Magnet
4.00 Shorewood Hills Elementary School Public
3.00 Lake View Elementary School Public
3.66 Crestwood Elementary School Public
Lighthouse Christian School Private, Religious
St. Ambrose Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Sherman Middle School Public
4.00 Van Hise Elementary School Public
4.00 Hamilton Middle School Public
Walbridge School Private, Special Education
4.00 West High School Public
3.66 Stephens Elementary School Public
3.66 Yahara Elementary School Public
3.66 Muir Elementary School Public
3.66 Randall Elementary School Public
High Point Christian School Private, Religious
Our Lady Queen of Peace School Private, Religious
3.00 Shabazz City High School Public, Alternative
3.66 Jefferson Middle School Public
3.66 Edgewood High School of the Scared Heart Private, Religious
Horizon High School Private, Alternative
3.66 Midvale Elementary School Public
Edgewood Campus School Private, Religious
4.00 Memorial High School Public
St. James Catholic School Private, Religious
3.66 Windsor Elementary School Public
Work & Learning High School Public, Alternative
Diploma Completion High School Public, Alternative
Aero Alternative Education Resource Option Public, Alternative
3.66 Lapham Elementary School Public
Madison Jewish Community Day School Private, Religious
Wingra School Private, Alternative
3.00 Emerson Elementary School Public
3.66 DeForest Middle School Public
Metro School Public, Alternative, All-Boys
2.66 East High School Public
Morrisonville Elementary School Public
Holy Cross Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.33 Thoreau Elementary School Public
Sapar Program High School Public, Alternative, All-Girls
4.00 Marquette Elementary School Public
3.66 O'Keeffe Middle School Public
3.66 Eagle Point Elementary School Public
Madison Waldorf School Private
3.33 Cherokee Heights Middle School Public
3.00 Lodi Primary School Public
3.00 DeForest High School Public
4.00 Sunset Ridge Elementary School Public
3.00 Falk Elementary School Public
3.33 Franklin Elementary School Public
3.00 James Wright Middle School Public, Charter
3.66 Lowell Elementary School Public
Woodland Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.00 Hawthorne Elementary School Public
3.33 Lodi Elementary School Public
2.66 Sandburg Elementary School Public
Madison Baptist Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Lodi Middle School Public
Hope Academy Private, Alternative
Eastside Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.33 Lodi High School Public
Gibraltar Charter School Public, Charter
3.00 Whitehorse Middle School Public
3.00 Schenk Elementary School Public
St. Dennis School Private, Religious
4.00 Horizon Elementary School Public
St. Francis Xavier School Private, Religious
3.66 Creekside Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Waunakee Middle School 0 mi. 574
4.00 Waunakee Intermediate School 0 mi. 571
4.33 Kromrey Middle School 6 mi. 733
4.00 Shorewood Hills Elementary School 7 mi. 591
4.00 Hamilton Middle School 8 mi. 717

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Waunakee High School United States Hamilton Middle School Kromrey Middle School Shorewood Hills Elementary School Waunakee Intermediate School Waunakee Middle School
White 94.0% 51.6% 62.0% 75.0% 50.0% 91.0% 93.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 8.0% 8.0% 6.0% 4.0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.7% 16.0% 7.0% 30.0% 2.0% 2.0%
African American 1.0% 15.2% 7.0% 6.0% 4.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 4.0% 2.0% 6.0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 22.3%
Grade 10 28.3%
Grade 11 24.2%
Grade 12 25.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 9 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 64% Alot of classes offered
  • 27% Sports, my friends, and some of the classes
  • 9% Really helps prepare you for college

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 38% Football is king
  • 38% Cell phones allowed during class
  • 12% It's hard to find you're own path
  • 12% The lunch program

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 78% Good sports programs, wide variety of classes
  • 11% A wide variety of college-bound classes
  • 11% Youth Apprenticeship programs and many AP classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Loves football
  • 25% Dedicated
  • 25% Competitive
  • 12% Yolo

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 100% Get involved

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% I love everything about this school.
  • 33% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.