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 157 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
4.0 from 157 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are numerous options for your child.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Teachers: Teachers have always been good. You will always have a few that your child didn't like.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Everything has been good. If something has come up communication has always been there.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's been a wonderful and challenging school. Just wish there was more diversity.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: We have an officer that is the best. When there is a suspected threat he is on top of it in the matter of seconds. I always feel safe at my school.

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. 1,604
2.66 DeForest High School 8 mi. 983
3.33 Monona Grove High School 10 mi. 921
2.66 La Follette High School 11 mi. 1,478
3.66 Verona Area High School 14 mi. 1,514

Around Waunakee High School

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

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% 40.0% 44.0% 86.0% 72.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 4.0% 10.0% 5.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 5.0% 15.0% 18.0% 4.0% 12.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 4.0% 23.0% 22.0% 3.0% 7.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 9.0% 8.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.1%
Grade 10 24.9%
Grade 11 22.0%
Grade 12 27.9%

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 24 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 50% Alot of classes offered
  • 23% Really helps prepare you for college
  • 20% Sports, my friends, and some of the classes
  • 7% Lots of clubs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 38% Football is king
  • 19% It's hard to find you're own path
  • 15% Cliques
  • 15% The lunch program
  • 12% Cell phones allowed during class

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 responses

  • 67% Good sports programs, wide variety of classes
  • 19% Youth Apprenticeship programs and many AP classes
  • 14% A wide variety of college-bound classes

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 52% Loves football
  • 24% Competitive
  • 19% Dedicated
  • 5% Yolo

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 88% Get involved
  • 12% Be your self

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 33% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.