2023 Best High Schools in Wisconsin
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What High School Paths Does Wisconsin Provide?
Wisconsin has 754 high schools, far exceeding the national average of 486 schools. Per capita, Wisconsin is well above the national average, having 55% more schools than the typical state. This provides many education paths to those in the state, with larger cities in particular having a plethora of strong public and private options. As a whole, the state's average school rating is a B–, slightly better than the national average.
In total, 71% of Wisconsin's high schools are public and they have an average rating of B. Of those 533 schools, the majority are traditional public schools (453). Approximately 75% of those traditional public schools sit above the national average, so you can rest assured that there's still 341 such schools that are considered better than normal.
Diving deeper into public high school alternatives, there are also 71 charter schools, 35% of which exceed the national average in quality. Also, of the 9 magnet high schools, 5 earned above average marks.
Shifting now to private high schools, there are 159 in total to choose from (roughly 21% of all schools). With a median rating of B+, approximately half (53%) of Wisconsin's private schools are rated above the national average. About 81% of private high schools in Wisconsin are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Christian schools which total 95. There are also 15 all-boys and 4 all-girls options.
Many of the high schools are also beginning to increase their online offerings, and Wisconsin is no exception. There are now 43 online schools in the state (6% of all schools), a 373% increase compared to the average state.
Top 25 Best High Schools in Wisconsin
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#1 Best High School in Wisconsin
#2 Best High School in Wisconsin
Madison Country Day School
#3 Best High School in Wisconsin
Beaver Dam, WI
#4 Best High School in Wisconsin
The Prairie School
Wind Point, WI
#5 Best High School in Wisconsin
Brookfield East High School
#6 Best High School in Wisconsin
Middleton High School
#7 Best High School in Wisconsin
North Cedar Academy
#8 Best High School in Wisconsin
Whitefish Bay High School
Whitefish Bay, WI
#9 Best High School in Wisconsin
Brookfield Central High School
#10 Best High School in Wisconsin
Shorewood High School