Whitefish Bay Named Top High School By Milwaukee Magazine
The overall school district takes second place among 33 K-12 school districts.
This week, Whitefish Bay High School was splashed across the front page of Milwaukee magazine, with a photo of the students decked out in their Blue Dukes spirit gear. The magazine has already been mailed to subscribers and will hit newsstands March 19.
The cover story declared Whitefish Bay as the top-scoring high school in the five-county Milwaukee area. The rankings were based on ACT, WKCE and Advanced Placement test results. The school's average ACT score of 26.6, the highest score among Wisconsin public schools last year, didn't hurt. Nor did the innovative engineering design work happening in the school's Project Lead the Way classes.
Private schools are not required to submit their ACT scores to the state, but Milwaukee Magazine reports the University School of Milwaukee averaged a score of 29.2 and Marquette University High School averaged a score of 27.7.
The magazine also ranked school districts overall. In a comparison of 33 K-12 school districts in the five-county Milwaukee area, Whitefish Bay came in second to Mequon-Thiensville. That ranking was based on high school test scores, as well as standardized test scores from other schools in the district.