School Details

Stevens Point Area Senior High School

1201 N Point Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 345-5400
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 1596 students 17 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

73%
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76%
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47%
43%
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83%
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82%

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
  • Stevens Point Area Public School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Stevens Point Area Senior High School is a public high school in Stevens Point. The principal of Stevens Point Area Senior High School is Mike Devine. 1,596 students go to Stevens Point Area Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 3% of the Stevens Point Area Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 30% of the 1,596 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Stevens Point Area Senior High School is 17:1. Charles F Fernandez Center Alt Learning is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% %
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 36%
Limited English proficiency 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an alumni of SPASH and I have nothing but good things to say about the school. The school has a great variety of courses to take including more AP classes than any other schools in the area. I was fortunate enough to take 9 AP classes during my three years there and passed all of my tests because of the quality of the teachers there. SPASH is the largest senior high school in the state but that doesn't mean classes are large. I was never in a class of over 30 other than band or gym and in fact some of my classes had less than 15 people in them. Bottom line is there are outstanding teachers in each of the departments and people know who they are if they're looking to take those classes. I'm a college junior who left SPASH with nearly 50 AP credits.

  • (6 years ago)

    although i think the schools academics are good i think the school put too much empasis on sports and it lacks parent/school communictaion. When A child that is harrassed is asked to fill out a form. the school never calls the parents of the harrassed child to inform them what is going on. They need to make some major changes and before someone is hurt.

  • (7 years ago)

    SPASH has excellent academics extracurriculars and athletics. It's a very well-rounded school. High academic achieving students find this school particularly excellent. SPASH offers advanced and AP courses for college prep and I've heard from many students that many of their high school courses were more difficult than their college ones. SPASH also has routes for a student who prefers a more practical schooling with a vast number of technology art and shop classes. It's a perfect fit for any student.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academics at SPASH are amazing. Many of the students preform really well and a large number attend the University of Wisconsin- Madison one of the best public universities in the country. Parents are kept well informed and the extra-curriculars are outstanding! Not to mention the athletics SPASH offers which almost always win conference in nearly all their sports. The large number of students helps the school instead of hurting it. Classes are kept to under 25 students and students get plenty of personal attention from the teachers. SPASH is definitely the best choice of any school in the area I highly recommend it!

  • (8 years ago)

    Lots of courses to choose from but students are not given the classes they choose. Fewer choice with budget cuts. No parent contact from the school and confusing information provided when parents inquire about anything. Threats of violence unanswered. Out numbered and insignificant even the teachers mark students absent when they were in fact present the entire time. Students fail with no contact made to parents even when parents call and leave messages. Not impressed--send your kid elsewhere.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am impressed by the course selection at SPASH but I feel there is not enough teacher involvement. There certainly is not enough parental involvement but I can see that the reason my be lack of information distributed to parents regarding student activity. My daughter tells me what is going on at school and usually needs to get the information I need. Concerts for example would have better turnout if notes were sent home with students giving specific information. I realize some information is sent in the newsletter but it is not specific and dates tend to change. The biggest problem with this school is that it is so big and there seems to be a lack of attention given to breaking it down to make it 'smaller'. There is a huge opportunity here to make this school great.

  • (9 years ago)

    This School has very little child involement. My child was extremely out numbered at this school due to about 50 to 60 students per class. There is almost no parental involvement at all. The teachers at this school also do not pay very much attention to the childern who need that little bit of extra help. May of my childs friends dropped out of this school or went to there alternative school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Alot of programs to choose from. Parent involvement is minimal. Too many children in 1 school. Your child is a number instead of a name.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very impressed by this school. The number of courses students have access to is amazing.

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