School Details

Whitnall High School

5000 S 116th St, Greenfield, WI 53228
(414) 525-8500

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 821 students 18 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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 2013
  • Whitnall School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Whitnall High School is a public high school in Greenfield. The principal of Whitnall High School is Jackie Winter. 821 students attend Whitnall High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 1% of the Whitnall High School students have "limited English proficiency." 22% of the 821 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Whitnall High School is 18:1. Eisenhower Middle/High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 18%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    You probably hear all the great reviews from people who started from kindergarten and grow up in the school system.. For me I came in seventh grade and was bullied severely both by students and the highschools officer assistant principal and principal. They laughed at my stories of being bullied. Sure it's a great school and offers alot of programs but knowing that if you get a bad grade you'll be called an idiot is just unbareable.

  • (1 year ago)

    Whitnall school is best school dist ever for your special need child with autism they have alot more education and more fun activities events and alot great teachers and Helpers and very friendly staff mebers and it is number one school for your child with autism age 14 years old and up and they have best Transition Program for autism kids ages 18 and up after they gradute high school and it is great school dist for all ages go to

  • (1 year ago)

    the Whitnall School District hires teachers that have a passion for what they teach. The teachers are not only there for a paycheck. the kids seem to thrive on the teachers passion for teaching and learn and achieve high grade point averages. The Whitnall School District has an annual back to school block party which is a grass roots effort to bring community together with students from all four district schools for a day of fun with free or low cost activities for kids of all ages and an entertainment tent and raffle with any proceeds divided between the four schools for the music and fine arts department.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter will be a senior this year. She has had a fantastic experience academically and socially. The teaching is first rate! Her SAT and ACT scores were fantastic. She receives an abundance of mail from top notch colleges recruiting (including Columbia Yale etc.) Best decision I ever made was sending my daughter to Whitnall. My entire family attended Whitnall and are graduates. All of us received great educations and are all successful professionals.

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended Whitnall Middle School and Whitnall High School after coming from a Milwaukee Public school. There is a strong lack of culture and I found that the math program poorly prepared me for college. I was an A-student and excelled in mathematics and without being in the AP math program college-level mathematics was extremely difficult to transition to. I had great mathematics teachers (great) but the program's pace was TOO slow and it focused too heavily on the students that needed to catch up. College was a major reality check and I was utterly unprepared. I also did not find myself challenged enough. If you do not get into AP and accelerated courses early enough be aware of what's up ahead. A few teachers however went out of their way for me and engaged me in somewhat of their own time and really engaged me in ways that the classes alone were not. This is a great commendation of the teachers however -- not the curriculum or the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter went to high school here and graduated last year. She is now on her first year of college and feels she was not prepared at all for all the work college entails. I am concerned they do not do enough to get them ready for college.

  • (6 years ago)

    My experience at Whitnall has been far from beneficial. Coming from a private middle school I found I learned more my 8th grade year than I have now on my senior year. The administration is very selective on who they decide to punish and very lenient when it comes to skipping classes and not recieving punishment. I would suggest any other school BUT whitnall. It was a complete waste of time.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very fortunate to have gone to this high school. My mother worked so hard for me to keep my grades up. I have autism and my parent's worked well with the Special Education staff to keep thing running smooth. the vocational support has been awesome. And the student body from athletes to everyone in general were wonderful to me. It has helped me with a lot of thing's in life from saving my money to working hard at my job Whitnall... I salute you! I highly recomend this high school to anyone who has a child with autism and any cognetive disabilty.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from Whitnall and moved into the school district so my kids could now go here. The acedemics are amazing and the teachers were absolutely the best. The transition fro High School to College was very easy with the knowledge I gained from the programs at Whitnall. The sports were top notch too but never took priority over school work. I would reccomend this school for any and every student if I could.

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