Waunakee High School in Waunakee, WI - Niche

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Waunakee High School is a public school in Waunakee, Wisconsin. It has 1,163 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 59% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 122 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 122 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school has okay teachers, okay curriculum, and an okay environment. It is mostly just abut sports which isn't always great, for non athletic people.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school has many good things about it. The dress code needs to be changed.
    • Niche User
    • 1
    Overall Experience: It's the worst school I've ever been a student at.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: The food was normal, disgusting school food that every school has. It's pretty much all unhealthy.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: There was no enforcement of policies. There were a lot of pranks(some illegal) all through the school year, a bunch of bullying and the administration didn't care or do anything.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 East High School 8 mi. 1,583
3.00 DeForest High School 8 mi. 967
3.33 Monona Grove High School 10 mi. 921
2.66 La Follette High School 11 mi. 1,473
4.00 Verona Area High School 14 mi. 1,546

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


Male 48%
Female 51%

Student Diversity

Waunakee High School United States DeForest High School East High School La Follette High School Monona Grove High School Verona Area High School
White 93.0% 51.0% 83.0% 42.0% 47.0% 85.0% 74.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 4.0% 13.0% 16.0% 4.0% 10.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 4.0% 10.0% 5.0% 1.0% 3.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 3.0% 23.0% 22.0% 4.0% 8.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.0% 8.0% 7.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 11 responses

  • 91% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Alot of classes offered
  • 25% Sports, my friends, and some of the classes
  • 8% Really helps prepare you for college

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Football is king
  • 20% Cell phones allowed during class
  • 20% The lunch program
  • 20% It's hard to find you're own path

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 80% Good sports programs, wide variety of classes
  • 10% A wide variety of college-bound classes
  • 10% Youth Apprenticeship programs and many AP classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Loves football
  • 22% Dedicated
  • 22% Competitive
  • 11% Yolo

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 89% Get involved
  • 11% Be your self

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% 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.
  • 11% I hate everything about this school.