#135 High School in WI and #1 in Waupaca County

Waupaca High School

E 2325 King Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981

How Good is Waupaca High School?

Report Card

B Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
B+ Overall Grade

Waupaca High School is in Waupaca, Wisconsin and is a Waupaca County school. An enrollment of 675 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs slightly above average when compared to other Wisconsin schools. Waupaca High School received an overall grade of B+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for high schools in Waupaca County and 135 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


Standardized test results and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to determine the academic score for a high school. Waupaca High School earned a grade of B for academics. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other high schools in Wisconsin.

Source: WI Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B
Test Performance Good
AP/IB Participation Fair
SAT/ACT Participation Very Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare numerous factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Waupaca High School performs above average compared to other Wisconsin high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A-.

Students : Teacher
WI Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
WI Avg. 2%
New Teachers
WI Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Good
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. For safety, Waupaca High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Wisconsin and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Waupaca High School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
WI Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
WI Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
WI Avg. 31%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 675
Minority Students 61
Diversity Index 10
Students with Disablities 71
Economically Disadvantaged 35%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 9%

Compare Nearby Schools

You can compare the closest high schools to Waupaca High School below. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a larger listing of Waupaca schools, go to the Waupaca, Wisconsin schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Weyauwega High School C+ C+ B C+
2 Iola-Scandinavia High School A- A C+ A
3 Amherst High School B+ B- A A+
4 Wild Rose High School A- A- A- A
5 Little Wolf Junior/Senior High School B B B- A-

Waupaca High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Waupaca High School? The school reported 675 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Waupaca High School? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Waupaca High School in? The school is located in Waupaca County.
  • How can I contact Waupaca High School? The school's number is (715) 258-4131. You can visit their website at http://www.waupaca.k12.wi.us.
  • Where is Waupaca High School? E 2325 King Rd, Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Weyauwega High School
500 E Ann St Weyauwega, WI 54983
Iola-Scandinavia High School
540 S Jackson St Iola, WI 54945
Amherst High School
357 N Main St Amherst, WI 54406
Wild Rose High School
600 Park Ave Wild Rose, WI 54984
Little Wolf Junior/Senior High School
515 E 4th St Manawa, WI 54949