Arrowhead Statistics to Share and Compare
Just a few, of many, examples within each category...
Academic Awards & Recognitions: US News and World Report names AHS as one of the Best High Schools in the nation, Washington Post names AHS as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools, over half of the AHS study body is in the honors program (3.5 GPA or higher), students regularly are named semi-finalists and even US Presidential Scholars in the National Merit Scholarship program, seven students earn regional Scholastic Art Awards, etc.
Club Events & Recognitions: SAVE Team featured in "Best of Milwaukee" by Milwaukee Magazine for their work with WWII veterans and holocaust survivors, DECA Club hosts 5,000 community members at Hawkfest for family fun and fund-raising for local charities, Forensics Team competes in state and national finals, Cyberhawks Robotics Team earns 2nd place at state competition, etc.
Athletic Awards & Recognitions: 2016 conference championships, state championships and state runner-up titles include football, boys & girls cross country, boys soccer, boys & girls golf, boys & girls swimming, boys & girls tennis, girls track, baseball, boys & girls lacrosse, girls volleyball, girls field hockey, and boys & girls alpine skiing. AHS awarded 15th straight Journal Sentinel Preps Plus 'School of the Year' honor.
Top Workplace Award: Honor bestowed to AHS by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel through the results of third party-administered, anonymous staff survey.
Post-Graduate Plans: Annually, approximately 90% of graduates attend a 4 or 2-year college or university immediately following high school.
ACT Average Scores: Recent year's average composite ACT score for college-bound seniors = 25.5, for all juniors = 23.4. (Highest or second highest in Waukesha County)
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses & Scores: Approximately 20 AP (college level) courses offered annually; exam passing rate of 3 or higher = 90%; Total AP Scholar honors = 263 students with average score of 4.13 in 2016.
Special Education: Comprehensive and wide-ranging services offered in accordance with IEP goals for qualifying students, resulting in extremely high graduation rates and smooth transitions into college and/or community workplaces.
Academic & Social/Emotional Support Systems: A wide range of programs, interventions and supports exist for students who struggle in an ongoing manner or just from time to time. Services offered through support teachers, six school counselors, two school psychologists, administrators, formalized programs, and even voluntary in-school tutors.
Visual and Performing Arts: State and nationally recognized services and performances in visual arts, drama, musicals, vocal and instrumental programs.
Athletics: Other than UW-Madison, more athletic programs are offered at Arrowhead than any other high school or college in Wisconsin. While a winning tradition exists, more importantly we stress sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, perseverance, and service to community in our athletes. Over 60% of our students participate in one or more athletic programs.
Co-curriculars: Over 50 clubs are offered, with new clubs developing every year, from Ski Club to Special Olympics, from Chinese Club to Culinary Club ... there is something for everyone. Over 60% of our students participate in an academic or fine arts-related co-curricular activity.
Community Service: Approximately 90% of AHS students participate each year in volunteerism projects, benefiting communities near and far, as well as the students themselves.
Unique Campus/Facilities: The South Campus building (hosting freshman and sophomore courses), the North Campus building (hosting junior and senior courses) and the HG Mullet Ice Center are the three buildings, amongst fields, stadiums, and a ropes course, situated on a 157 acre campus.
Classroom Technology: The campus-wide wireless network, and state-of-the art programs and hardware, allows for every student and staff member to use technology as a meaniful tool to enhance instruction and learning.
Career Academic Pathways: Specialized instruction and activities allow students community-based learning and work with options including technical education, healthcare, and global experiences.
World Languages: Introductory to college-level courses in Spanish, Chinese, French and German are offered including cultural/global experiences in courses, as well as through annual optional trips abroad.
Parent & Community Engagement and Communication: Active booster clubs, advisory groups, Arrowhead Scholarship Foundation, and volunteerism are some of many ways to be involved with Arrowhead. Consistent, transparent communications come from various sources including email, mailers, Arrowhead Advisor district e-newsletter, timely Skylert email blasts, calls, meetings, and several social media outlets.