School Details

Nathan Hale High School

11601 W Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 604-3210

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1636 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 2014
  • West Allis-West Milwaukee School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nathan Hale High School is a public high school in West Allis. The principal of Nathan Hale High School is Matthew Lesar. 1,636 students attend Nathan Hale High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Nathan Hale High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 1,636 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nathan Hale High School is 18:1. Central High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 14% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 52%
Limited English proficiency 2% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    The teachers and staff are very helpful and there for my son when he needs their help. The school keeps me informed at all times of events and happenings at the school. There sports programs are also a plus. The school is clean and has a very healthy environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    Moving back to the city was a tough choice. MPS was out of the question so I did some research on West Allis since the home prices are very reasonable. I have been very pleased with Nathan Hale. It is a clean large school with a great staff in a great neighborhood. The school is under control and the administration is very supportive. They have a great principal who is helpful and willing to listen.

  • (2 years ago)

    My school is great I love the AP program the teachers are more active and get us engaged in learning.Our teachers at hale are great.I love my academic experience so far I'm a Jr. And I never missed a day.

  • (3 years ago)

    Nathan Hale High School is a wonderful school in West Allis Wisconsin and I am proud to be a part of this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have recently graduated and I am proud to be an alumnus of NHHS. The teachers are outstanding each has their own unique teaching style that is effective and engaging. Each core subject is well-represented with high-standard teachers of whom have won numerous awards and recognitions. There are also a wide range of electives including tech-ed FCE foreign language phy-ed and much more. Extra curricular activities are numerous including a chapter of National Honor Society yearbook and newspaper comittee Students for Saving the Earth a quality theatre and drama department Math Team and countless others. If you are debating about which school to send your new freshman into I highly urge you to pick Nathan Hale.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school I am very happy with all aspects of the programs teachers principal and students. I am on my second student with Hale. I am also a former student. The accelerated and ap classes are challenging and wonderful prep for college bound students.

  • (6 years ago)

    A very great school to go to excellent test scores and a great place to send your kids for a great education.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think that this is a wonderful school. The children that go there have a lot of potential and they are able to express it there. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids.

  • (11 years ago)

    Great school with future to preserve for these students. Attendance and academics on high standards. 65% of staff holds a masters or higher degree of education. Great instructors and wide variety of courses to take. Highly recommend!

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