Amherst High School

  • Amherst High School serves 326 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Amherst High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

Top Placements

Amherst High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

  • Amherst High School's student population of 326 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students326 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Amherst High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Amherst High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank#1525 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Amherst High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Amherst High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
n/a
9%
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White
97%
70%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Amherst High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Amherst High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.060.49
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Graduation Rate≥95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTomorrow River School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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