Whitnall High School

5000 S 116th St
Milwaukee, WI 53228
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 50%
Serving 822 students in grades 9-12, Whitnall High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 38%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 822 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : ≥95% (Top 10% in WI)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50% (Top 30%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Whitnall High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Whitnall High School's student population of 822 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
822 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Whitnall High School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,991 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Whitnall High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (WI)
#772 out of 1991 schools
(Top 50%)
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35%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Whitnall 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 2021-22 school year data.
50%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Whitnall 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 2021-22 school year data.
32%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Whitnall High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
16%
13%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
69%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
0.50
This chart display the diversity score of Whitnall High School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥95%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Whitnall High School and public school graduation rate of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Whitnall High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Whitnall High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Whitnall High School's ranking?
Whitnall High School is ranked #772 out of 1,991 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What schools are Whitnall High School often compared to?
Whitnall High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Greendale High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average), while 50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Whitnall High School?
The graduation rate of Whitnall High School is 95%, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 90%.
How many students attend Whitnall High School?
822 students attend Whitnall High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Whitnall High School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Whitnall High School?
Whitnall High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does Whitnall High School offer ?
Whitnall High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Whitnall High School part of?
Whitnall High School is part of Whitnall School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 822 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : ≥95% (Top 10%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50% (Top 30%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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