2020-21 State Report Card and Academic Update

Academic Update
One hundred percent of WLHS seniors completed the ACT exam as 11th-graders. For the 2019-20 school year, despite COVID and hybrid learning, students in the top quarter averaged 27.8 (91st percentile) on the ACT, while the top half of the class scored an average of 24.9 (83rd percentile). The top three quarters of the class averaged 22.7 (70th percentile) on the exam. Achieving a 23 on the ACT means a student scored in the top third of all students nationwide. Click here for a complete overview of the 2020 WLHS Report Card.
Wisco’s all-student composite score was 20.8, outpacing the averages for the state (19.8) and Milwaukee district (16.1). As a whole, WLHS students also outperformed their peers’ ACT scores in math, reading, science, English, English language arts and STEM at the state and district level.

WLHS State Report Card
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has been providing a state report card for all high schools (with the exclusion of the 2018-2019 school year, due to COVID) for the past four years. Click here to view the WLHS school-wide report card. The WLHS choice student report card can be viewed here.

Highlights from the DPI school-wide report include:
  • When looking at the breakdown of academic growth for all demographics in high school (the state breaks down demographics as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, White, etc.), WLHS students of all demographics demonstrated Mathematical growth above the State average.
  • WLHS students outpaced the State in English Language Arts and Mathematical achievements.
  • WLHS students with the greatest academic need (target group) demonstrated better academic outcomes than similar students in 82% of schools in the State.
Additionally, when looking at the Milwaukee Choice School ONLY student report card for WLHS, students with the greatest academic need (target group) saw a 38% greater growth rate than the rest of the State.

Academic Priorities
WLHS uses the ACT results along with other data to determine which academic areas are doing well, which need extra support, and which should be recognized for outstanding performance or progress. Although the ACT scores for our college-bound students are well above average, we are striving for continued improvement. As a school, we can continue to increase academic growth for all students. We expect all WLHS students to achieve their highest potential, and we believe we can do better.

The effects of COVID learning have impacted all students. Our goal is to ensure all students have the knowledge, skills and Christian character necessary to succeed after high school.

To view a list of educational options in the state, visit https://dpi.wi.gov/ed-options.

WLHS prepares its multi-ethnic student body for productive, Christ-centered lives in a diverse world – whether Choice, tuition-paying, local or from another state/country. In 2020-21, WLHS offered hybrid instruction with 75% of students electing to attend on campus four days per week and the balance electing 100% virtual learning. For more information, visit wlhs.org or email info@wlhs.org.
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