Germantown High School

  • Germantown High School serves 1,402 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 57% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Germantown High School's student population of 1,402 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,402 students
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Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Germantown High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Germantown High School is 0.32, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. 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#270 out of 2,027 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
12%
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Black
5%
9%
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White
82%
70%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Germantown High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.320.27
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Graduation Rate
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGermantown School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
Despite being ranked #5 in the country by US News, this school is honestly not as good as they claim they are. Harassment often goes under the radar, the students tend to be very bigoted (some are ESPECIALLY homophobic), students are allowed to chew gum (which leads to it getting everywhere but the trash can, wrappers all over the place, and annoying popping and smacking sounds during class), girls get blamed for being sexually harassed (it's always about their clothes), and physical fights in the hallway happen more than you'd think for a suburban school. The books in some of the classes are pretty dog-eared and many of those textbooks have actually had to be rebound from a combo of student carelessness and years of use. As a result, some textbooks in a few classes are horrendously outdated. Few foreign language options are available (plus the only French teacher in the school randomly quit a year or so ago). Teachers pile on so much assignments that it would drive even a parent crazy! It's almost as if they don't care that many students have after-school activities, are involved in sports, have a job, have other assignments from other classes, etc. Oh, and if your kid drives themselves to school? $100 for a parking spot for a semester, $200 for a spot for a whole school year. This might not be an issue for most families (as this is a middle-class town), but if you have low income, those prices are almost too much. Unless you win the school's yearly lottery for a free parking spot (and not many actually win this), well... yeah. In all seriousness, think twice before sending your kid here. While it does have some redeeming qualities (the after-school clubs available are just amazing in general, athletic program is great, the staff members who actually give a crap are great people, etc.), it's still not the best school.
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I don't care what the graphs and other crap say, this school is the worst, the staff doesn't show any sympathy towards us students, they charge us for everything, the students there are disrespectful and unkind to teachers and students, and their rules are just plain RETARDED. I got suspended for being late one day and I quietly complained about this because it was unfair and uncalled for, but they didn't care and said that it was my own fault that I was late, never in my life have I ever had a suspension and this was my first and it didn't have no reason whatsoever to it! And I think that they should pay for their own debts and not force the students to do it. These students act up in class and bully other students, the staff might say that they'll help any bullied person but they don't do jack! I recommend not to let your children be at this school, it'll be the worse mistake you will ever make.
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