WAUNAKEE COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
Committed to Children * Committed to Community * Committed to Excellence
Steve Frost, Theodore Liu, Moira Shrader,
Danielle Amundsen, and Colin Hensen
are the only students in the history of
Waunakee Community High School to achieve perfect ACT scores.
achieved the first perfect SAT score of 2400
in the history of our school!
2015-2016 SCHOOL PROFILE
(also listed in Student Services)
Randy Guttenberg, Superintendent
Brian A. Kersten, Principal
Aaron May, Activities Director
Brian Grabarski, Associate Principal
Brian Borowski, Associate Principal
Susan Bishop, Students A-E
Barb Fassbender, Students F-K
Mark Landis, Students L-Q
Jane Glynn, Students R-Z
Waunakee, WI 53597
Main Office: 608.849.2100
Counseling Office: 608.849.2115
CEEB Code: 502 395
The Waunakee Community School District is a partnership of community, staff, parents and students striving for excellence. Educational discovery is the key to creating a community of learners in which each individual can achieve success.
The district?s primary educational goal shall be to promote excellence, deliver a challenging curriculum and encourage global perspectives grounded in respect.
The Waunakee School District is 56-square miles in area contiguous with Madison, WI to our south. Waunakee is one of the most rapidly growing communities in Dane County.
Money Magazine 2009 rated Waunakee #78 Best Place to Live in US.
WI Manufacturers & Commerce recognized Waunakee Community School District as "Best of the Class."
Other awards include:
- Newsweek included Waunakee Community High School in their list of America's Top 500 High Schools 2015
- 2008-09 Waunakee High School "Spirit of Excellence" Region 5 Award for Leadership and Service to school and community
- Madison Magazine rated Waunakee Community School District the best district in the Madison area Spring 2004; Summer 2007 rated Waunakee High School the best public High School in Dane County
- 2003 Tandy Science Awards (2)
SUMMARY OF REQUIRED COURSES FOR GRADUATION
|* All students are encouraged to take 2.0 credits in a single foreign language, required by most universities for admission.
It is the policy of the Board of Education of the Waunakee School District that class rank is not routinely provided. Waunakee High School holds high academic standards, and it is our hope that you look upon factors other than class rank in determining the admission of the student whose application accompanies this profile. For further information, please call the Counseling Office at (608) 849-2115.
Waunakee Community High School uses a 10-point grading system:
|A+ = 4.3
|| A = 4.0
|| A- = 3.7
||B+ = 3.3
||B = 3.0
||B- = 2.7
||C+ = 2.3
||C = 2.0
||C- = 1.7
||D+ = 1.3
||D = 1.0
||D- = 0.7
||F = 0
WAUNAKEE HIGH SCHOOL LAUDE SYSTEM
The purpose of the Laude System is to recognize students for the rigor of their academic program as well as their success in that program. This award system is in addition to the gold Honor Cords that are awarded for GPAs of 3.6 or higher. Laude courses are italicized. Please visit our website for a complete explanation of this program at: http://www.waunakee.k12.wi.us/hs/pdf/laude.pdf
POST HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENTS
4- Year College/University
2-, 1-Year College/Technical School
NATIONAL MERIT HONORS
2015 Graduates: 5 Finalists; 1 Commended
2014 Graduates: 5 Finalists; 2 Commended
2013 Graduates: 4 Finalists; 2 Commended
2012 Graduates: 1 Finalist; 3 Commended
2011 Graduates: 1 Finalist
The scores reflect the average for all graduates:
||% Took Test
Our student composite scores are consistently above the State and National averages on standardized tests (WKCE, Explore, PLAN, ACT)
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) TESTS
Waunakee Community High School offers ten AP Courses. Other AP Courses may be taken online with approval of the Gifted/Talented Coordinator.
Taking One or
Score of 3
Full Time: 91 Part Time: 5
Nationally Certified Teachers
||Sen. Herb Kohl Teacher Awards/Fellowships
Congratulations Class of 2016
achieving the top composite ACT score
of all schools in Dane County – 23.9
Posting the highest ACT score in Dane county is an accomplishment that the members of the Class of 2016
should take great pride in.
The High School Staff and Administration are proud of you and appreciate your efforts to excel on the ACT.
Dane County Schools ACT Composite Scores
Waunakee Community High School was named to the
6th Annual College Board AP Honor Roll
The AP Honor Roll consists of the 425 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that simultaneously achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.
Congratulations to the students, staff, parents and members of the community
as your efforts to make Waunakee Community High School
a great place to learn, teach and work
have resulted in Newsweek Magazine honoring our school
as a Top 500 High School in America.
2016 National Merit
Scholarship Program Students
Steven Frost, Theodore Liu,
Samantha Mitchell, Jonah Schiestle
Outstanding Young People (2014-15)
recognized by the Urban League of Madison:
Jessica Bymers, Jada Dayne, Eva Gonzalez,
Paige Guttenberg, Theodore Liu, and Vivian Wilhelms