Whitefish Bay's ACT Scores Highest in the State

Average score of 26.6 also a record for the high school.

's latest ACT scores are not only the highest in school history, they are also the best in the state.

The 2011 graduates at Whitefish Bay High School scored an average ACT score of 26.6, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Instruction.

The second best score in the state was Homestead High School in Mequon, which scored 25.6. Other top scores were: Middleton High School, which scored 25.5, and Brookfield East High School at 25.3.

The statewide average this year was 22.2.

Whitefish Bay Superintendent Mary Gavigan said this year's test scores are the highest in school history, beating out the previous high score of 26.1, which was set in 2009. Last year's average score in Whitefish Bay was 25.7.

Gavigan said she was very impressed by the high test scores, as well as the 88.4 percent testing participation rate.

“The ACT results are certainly a reflection of and a credit to our teaching staff, our students, our parents and our community,” Gavigan said. “They reflect high expectations, a rigorous curriculum, quality instruction and wonderful parent support.”

Here is a detailed look at ACT test score data from Whitefish Bay High School over the last five years.

Grad Year Students Tested English Reading Math Science Composite 2011 191 27.0 26.4 26.7 25.9 26.6 2010 214 26.2 25.7 25.9 24.6 25.7 2009 192 26.6 26.0 26.5 25.0 26.1 2008 215 25.5 25.6 25.6 24.6 25.4 2007 199 25.9 26.1 25.5 24.8 25.7


School Average Score Whitefish Bay HS 26.6 Homestead HS 25.6 Shorewood HS 24.7 Nicolet HS 24.0 Brown Deer HS 20.7

Wisconsin 22.2

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

wfbmom August 17, 2011 at 11:24 PM
An awesome achievement. Let's not forget to congratulate the fine teachers of the district as well. I think they probably played at least some part in how well these students were prepared and performed. Don't you?
Andrew Martin August 18, 2011 at 01:25 AM
Congratulations to all of the great teachers and staff who have made this possible. Sorry that you had to endure so many insults and indignities during the recent political season.
ike August 19, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Patriot - Just curious about the point of your post. Can you explain why you are focusing on the racial breakdown of the results?
ike August 20, 2011 at 03:15 AM
Patriot - Nope, still not really seeing a connection here. Care to explain further?
Jake Johnson February 10, 2012 at 01:26 AM
patriot is a racist bastard. i have encountered him on here multiple times and always makes extremely racist remarks. it's disgusting.


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