Report: Whitefish Bay High School named top public high school in Wisconsin

Several MPS schools honored

Whitefish Bay High School (WFBHS) has been named the best public high school in Wisconsin, according to newly released data from U.S. News & World Report.

Students at WFBHS have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams, according to the report which said WFBHS has a participation rate of 75 percent.

WFBHS also has a 96 percent graduation rate and a student teacher ratio of 16 to one,  according to the report.

Those numbers are not too far off from some private schools. According to the University School of Milwaukee's website, the student to teacher ratio is 12 to one.

Several Milwaukee Public High Schools have also earned a spot on national top school lists.

"For the second straight year, Milwaukee Public Schools is home to the state's top two schools on the Washington Post's list of America's Most Challenging High Schools, " said  Tony Tagliavia, Media Manager with MPS. 

Below is a list of the top 30 Wisconsin high schools, according to the report.

1.Whitefish Bay High School
2.Reagan College Preparatory High School (Milwaukee)
3.Cedarburg High School
4.Eisenhower Middle/​High School (New Berlin)  
5.New Berlin West Middle/​High School
6.Williams Bay High School
7.Arrowhead High School (Hartland) 
8.King International (Milwaukee) 
9.Homestead High School(Mequon)
10.Middleton High School(Middleton)
11.Brookfield East High School
12.Muskego High School
13.Brookfield Central High School
14.Nicolet High School (Glendale)
15.Franklin High School
16.Mukwonago High School
17.Hamilton High School (Sussex) 
18.Sun Prairie High School
19.Greendale High School
20.Germantown High School
21.North High School (Appleton) 
22.Veritas High School (Milwaukee) 
23.Wauwatosa East High School
24.Waunakee High School
25.Milwaukee School of Languages
26. Oregon High School
27. Memorial High School (Eau Claire)
28. Shorewood High School
29. Marshfield High School
30. Pewaukee High School
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