McFarland High School

5103 Farwell Street, McFarland, WI 53558
(608) 838-3166

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 702 students 14 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • McFarland School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McFarland High School is a public high school in Dunn. The principal of McFarland High School is James G Hickey and can be contacted at 702 children attend McFarland High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the McFarland High School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 702 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at McFarland High School is 14:1. Lafollette 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

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% %
Hispanic 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 16%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My four children attended McFarland K through 12th grade. It was an incredible experience one that prepared them for college and the real world. Many times my children have stated how much easier college is/was compared to other students because of the rigorous classes and how well teachers prepared them.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is absolutely horrible. My daughter is legitimately sick and is unable to attend school normally for the time being. Our primary doctor has been giving them doctors notes to excuse her. Instead of coming to an understanding about this or caring about her or getting her to graduate they just threw truancy tickets into our apartment after trying to open our door when we were coming to answer it. They don't care about their students and they only care about their paycheck at the end of the month. The principal assistant principal and police liaison are all quacks. They harass their students. They only care about their no hat rule. It's sad. The only good people are a few people in the english department and the entire art department.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has excellent teachers a dedicated principal a challenging academic environment and good athletic program.

  • (6 years ago)

    You get an unbelievably good education community of forward-thinkers not very diverse but increasingly so

  • (7 years ago)

    its a great learning school. teachers are there if u need help and no violince occurs.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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