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  • Bret Tschumper
    608-886-3640

    Sun Prairie High School9

    Sun Prairie, WI | Dane County

    June 15, 2014


    I've had 2 children at Sun Prairie High school, I think with any school there are good and bad aspects, but overall my kids were...hell raisers..., and I got a great deal of support from the school in general (again more from some than others) to get my kids on track, and help them through high school. As a parent if you are willing to work with the school to work with your child, the opportunity is here, people that care are here. If you don't care and think the school should do everything? No school will satisfy you. There is a club or sport for any interest-and an awesome swim program...I do not agree with the way math is now being taught, however...a new 'supposed to be better than any other way' kids 'self guiding' in teams has been hard for my student, and in some ways I feel dis-served by that, however, overall am satisfied with the school and the faculty.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 3, 2013


    Well to put it easy. They punish the victims. So if your child is not a five star athlete I would suggest somewhere else. And most of the teachers do not really care about the students.

    Submitted by a student

    July 17, 2011


    One thing the Sun rairie school board has done well is their focus on spending. The new SP High School is a cathedral to their tax and spend philosophy embraced by so many on the school board. As a community, since we cannot actually track our teacher performance, we are satisfied knowing in our hearts that as long as our schools are state of the art our children must be getting the education and guidance they deserve. After all, its all about the children. So...if you're looking for facilities in your school that are over the top, Sun Prairie is the school for you.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 29, 2011


    Great faculty members, many who have taught at SPHS for years and hold advanced degrees, make SPHS a great school for learning. With a new principal in place, administration has become much more involved over the past 2 years. Sun Prairie has a wide variety of course offerings, including the most AP classes in Dane County. A beautiful new facility lends itself well towards a phenomenal learning environment and many students take advantage of ample opportunities to get involved. At the same time, activities and any sport other than varsity football do not receive any support from the Athletic Director or administration in general. Many quality teachers are retiring earlier due to the possibility of benefit cuts, so the future of some AP classes and other honors courses is unknown. Scheduling conflicts arise from time to time, as in most schools. Recently, administration has had to deal with a large number of online harassment issues and is having trouble curtailing some of them. Overall, SPHS is a high-quality public high school. There are some minor flaws here and there, but altogether students receive an excellent education at SPHS.

    Submitted by a student

    November 3, 2009


    Awesome teachers and staff at this school. The students feel connected and as if they're part of something bigger. Much needed remodling projects have been done. Next year a whole new school opens; students, teachers, staff and parents are all excited for this new building.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 29, 2009


    It has a bunch of different options for classes and nice teachers and guidance counselors. We have the funnest pep rallys and sports events because we're probably the most pyched about that kind of stuff. It's awesome because they don't make school feel like prison, instead it feels like a place where you can have fun with your friends and learn new things at the same time. It's great.

    Submitted by a student

    February 4, 2007


    Sun Prairie High School is an over crowded, out of control school that puts our children's safety at risk.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 27, 2006


    I think that the sunprairie high school is a very good school. They have a lot of really good clubs that the students are able to join and they try to make sure that everyone has a comfortable environment there.

    Submitted by a student

    March 20, 2006


    This school is not the finest source of education available and it is growing at a rapid pace. The curriculum remains unchanged for the past 40 years, and computer courses are very limited.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 28, 2006


    Both my girls had really good experiences at SPHS and lots of opportunities. Amie went to Florida with her biology class and got to dissect a shark and see snakes and alligators in the wild. Katie was part of the Academic Decathlon Team (the Nerd Herd) and got to travel around Wisconsin and compete against other brainiacs. Both girls had good times as cheerleaders - Katie's squad won 3 national championships. Katie graduated from SPHS with college level credits in calculus and chemistry. Her first semester at UW-Oshkosh she started with 2nd semester calculus and said it was all stuff that she had already had at SPHS. Both girls sang in the choir all 4 years. Katie also played in the band. Many districts are cutting the arts, but SPHS still offers the full range of educational opportunities - arts and sciences.

    Submitted by a parent

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