School Details

Evansville High School

640 S 5th St, Evansville, WI 53536
(608) 882-4600
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 500 students 13 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

83%
83%
70%
45%
45%
45%
38%
38%
41%
77%
77%
72%
83%
83%
76%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Evansville Community School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Evansville High School is a public high school in Evansville. The principal of Evansville High School is Scott Everson. 500 children attend Evansville High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Evansville High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 24% of the 500 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Evansville High School is 13:1. Albany High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% %
Hispanic 5% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 24%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My school is horrendous. If you're thinking of putting your child in this district you better hope they have the right looks. So much bullying happens here that goes untouched. My family has contacted the principal and he did nothing which leaves the bulling to happen.

  • (1 year ago)

    There is so much wrong at this high school and the district as a whole. Very limited curriculum choices. This is not a school you want your child going to if they are college bound of any kind of college 4 year or tech school. The administration is horrible and I agree with the post that described them as bullies. Drive another 25 miles and there are excellent schools in Madison or Janesville. Evansville scores very low on tests and fails to get students ready for college. They only want parent involvement as long as you agree with them..

  • (2 years ago)

    Evansville School Is horrible. The staff are bullies and they allow other children to be bullies. My children have had horrible experiences at this school. They need all new staff and to have a real anit-bullying program not just posters and signs you put up to make it look like the school cares.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school district lacks in so many areas I am not sure where to start. The administration at the H.S. and Middle school is not good. The administration at the high school are bullies them selves. They do not have a lot of class options. Students are poorly prepared for college. They resist parent participation .

  • (2 years ago)

    The Evansville school district is quite horrible. There over test scores are awful ( go to the D.P.I. website do not ask them they put quite a spin on it.) To many of the teacher's are bullies and play politics and does the administration . There is not enough ap classes. Go 15 miles to Madison and you will get much better teacher's and selection of courses. There is no talking to them the teachers and administrators never think they are wrong.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 3 children currently in the Evansville school district and one that graduated from EHS a couple of years ago. First my oldest had a great experience at EHS and has went on to do fabulous things and has been very Appreciative of the education received there. While the next child has been over looked and bullied and treated terribly. I have wanted to take the children out of this school system however open enrollment at a nearby school the options for betterment are not great. So we trudge on here. The bullying has taken place by teachers not students their attitude towards students and parents are nothing less than condescending yes this means acting in a way that shows a superior attitude always toward students and parents. Since my oldest graduated the one thing that changed at the high school is the principal. This year they have either gotten rid of the best teachers and/or cut the best teachers hours. They kept all of the rude obnoxious ones this only promotes a negative atmosphere for students. This school does not try to get all parents involved and is very clickish. There is not enough communication and support for parrents and students in a positive manner.

  • (2 years ago)

    Poor communication between the school and parents. The parents and community are very active however the schools teachers and administration lack greatly in many areas. A few great teachers doesn't fix the underlying problem - overpaid teachers that don't do their job overpaid principals that don't do their jobs - they will ignore you take no accountability - if a job performance evaluation were to be done on their performance alone - over half of the teachers and staff would be gone. The property taxes in Evansville are one (if not) the highest in Rock County with very little to show for it. Oh and they do not foster or address diversity at all - if your child is different in any way - they will do nothing - the recent "bullying" button they have on their website = covering their "butts" while they continue to do nothing/a way for them to turn it around on the parents and still take NO accountability.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a graduate of EHS and after three miserable years in the Janesville School District I open enrolled my daughter to Evansville. She's doing much better in attendance and academics. There's less drama. Teachers are more willing to help students. As far as the principal goes I think he's arrogant and condescending toward students and parents. He has a punitive way of thinking and rather than handling conflicts himself is too quick to police. Evansville has excellent parent participation as well as community support for varsity sports; freshman and junior varsity not so much.

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall the school is pretty decent. Most teachers are actively engaged with parents once you reach out to them. They have a very strong music program and new facilities but elective courses could be beefed up in regrads to foreign language. Currently they only offer spanish.

  • (7 years ago)

    I should know I went to the Evansville schools K-12. It's a great town to live in it's a great school system and no matter what the kids say while they're in school (haha) once they leave they end up missing it. )

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from this school district and have taught in this district myself. I currently have four children in the school district and would not think about moving to another district. Evansville is a great small (but growing) community where people are kind and go out of their way to help others. My children are learning to be their own person to set goals and strive to reach their goals. I would live no place else until my five children are through school.

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