357 N Main St
Amherst, WI 54406
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Amherst High School serves 339 students in grades 9-12.
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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Wisconsin state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Wisconsin state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Amherst High School's student population of 339 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
339 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Amherst High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,025 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Amherst High School is 0.10, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1179 out of 2025 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
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
95%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 339 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 10% in WI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Btm 50%)

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