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  • Pewaukee High School9

    Pewaukee, WI | Waukesha County

    February 11, 2015

    I really can't say enough positive things about this school. My son came from another district around 7th grade and was really struggling. He had a desire to improve and learn, but it just seemed that teachers would become frustrated with him and give up. Despite our efforts to help, my son's improvement was minimal at best. Upon moving to Pewaukee, both of my kids were significantly behind most of their peers. Teachers for both kids really rallied together to bring them up to speed and offered after school help and peer tutoring. My son was placed in IED (special education) classes, but within a year and half excelled past it and opted out of the program. I'm proud to report he's never needed it again and carries a "B" average...even making the honor roll several times. The sports program is tops and I can't say enough... specifically in regards to football and wrestling. If your son has any interest in these sports, Pewaukee HS is the place to be!!! Mr Friske and Mr Kurth are the BEST! Just can't say enough good things about this school... GO PIRATES! :)

    Submitted by a parent

    May 20, 2013

    I had a very limited experience with the district in a professional setting, but my impression was rather negative. Seemed to me like a place with strict guidelines for teachers and not much thanks in return. From an "outsider's perspective" I'm glad to not live in the community when it comes to the district meeting the needs of all students.

    April 21, 2013

    Pewaukee High School is a lot better than other schools in the area. It's a lot smaller than other schools so teachers are more familiar with their students and are always ready to help. Great school! I am proud of the education I received there!

    Submitted by a student

    May 1, 2012

    The Pewaukee High School leaves a lot to be desired. I have kids that attend and I have to hire additional tutors to get them the education that the school is suppose to be providing. There are several teachers at the school who should be replaced along with the Principal. The school emphasis is the sports programs and everything else just does not matter. The school officials are quick to point out the rules until it is time for them to follow the rules then they make them up as they go. I would not recommend this school to anyone I know.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 7, 2008

    PHS seems to have strong academics, a very positive student attitude, and a safe environment. Its small size makes it personable, but limits options for class electives and extracurriculars. The block schedule causes excessive class conflicts for students in advanced coursework, reducing choices even further. The administration seems to emphasize sports over all other extracurricular activities, and with our athletic director serving as building coordinator, conflicts between these two groups are pretty universally decided in favor of the sports programs. While artistically talented students should plan to find venues outside of school, PHS is a great choice for those who excel in one or more of the team sports offered.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 10, 2007

    The teaching staff @ PHS is outstanding and the size of the school ensures that no student falls 'through the cracks.' The block schedule is terrific and the climate of the building is second to none. Academic excellence and positive student citizenship are the cornerstones of PHS.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 28, 2006

    Smaller school with less than 200 kids per class. Great involvement and great results! We've been very lucky to have our 3 kids in pewaukee schools.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 30, 2006

    This school is so-so. There's nothing special about the teachers.The academics are done fairly well... There is very little creative programs, which dissappoints me very much. If you want your child to have a straight-forward, bland education... This is the school.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 10, 2006

    The school used to invite parent participation through a monthly discussion group. This seemed to end when the current assistant principal was hired. I would not say there is a partnership with the parents which is a dissapointment as this is such a critical age and a time when this is needed the most.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 3, 2004

    PHS is a great High School. The principal has done a fantastic job. This high school has changed a lot since he has been here and I highly suggest attending this school. There are many extracurricular activities and teachers are great also.

    Submitted by a student

    September 14, 2004

    This is a good school if you do not have a learning difference (dyslexia); my brother was pulled out in the 10th grade, because Pewaukee would not help with his learning difference. They saw it as a problem and treated him as a problem. They also put the blame on my mother, she saw it more of a hassle to have the school teach him what he needed, since they were not doing it anyways, she homeschooled him. I would not recommend this school, only if you would like your children to be pushed through the system, really not learning anything at all. Compared to other schools in the area they do not offer any electives, just your basics.

    Submitted by a former student

    July 7, 2004

    Pewaukee High School does not cater to ethnicicity. It's focus is academics. Period. I would highly recommend the school-and even more kudos to the staff. Our PHS principal has been recognized as the Principal of the Year in the State of Wisconsin in 2004. Can't get better than that!

    Submitted by a parent

    July 5, 2004

    I was a student and disliked the school, 2 of my siblings were taken out of the district by my parents due to bullies and other problems. The administrative staff was uncaring about the problems that were happening.

    Submitted by a former student

    May 24, 2004

    This is a very close minded school. I would never send my children here. Racism is a problem.

    Submitted by a former student

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