Memorial High

Public 9-12

 201 S Gammon Rd
       Madison, WI  53717-1499


(608) 663-5990

District: Madison Metropolitan School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
35th of 389 Wisconsin High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,941 Help

Feeder schools for Memorial High:

Elementary:    4K PK Off Site
    Cesar Chavez Elementary
    Crestwood Elementary
    Falk Elementary
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Middle:    Jefferson Middle
    Spring Harbor Middle
    Toki Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  2,065

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.2%
Hispanic:
21.1%
African American:
15.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Memorial High ranks better than 91% of high schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Memorial High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.2%), Hispanic (21.1%), African American (15.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 40% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Memorial High is 16.6, which is the highest among 7 high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Memorial High is $12,941. 4 high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Memorial High:

SchoolDigger ranks Memorial High 35th of 389 Wisconsin public high schools. (See Memorial High in the ranking list.)

Madison Metropolitan School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Madison Metropolitan School District 343rd of 423 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Memorial High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 53.38 175th 275 36.4%
2005 56.88 166th 287 42.2%
2006 46.44 223rd 292 23.6%
2007 45.29 215th 281 23.5%
2008 39.14 354th 437 19.0%
2009 44.93 329th 438 24.9%
2010 51.61 308th 450 31.6%
2011 61.15 211th 445 52.6%
2012 58.23 235th 452 48.0%
2013 61.47 171st 457 62.6%
2014 57.75 215th 462 53.5%
2015 54.81 271st 466 41.8%
2016 88.03 32nd 408 92.2%
2017 87.14 33rd 410 92.0%
2018 80.30 58th 410 85.9%
2019 81.61 44th 402 89.1%
2021 85.59 35th 389 91.0%

Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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by a student
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Open Quote I received an amazing education from this school (31 on the ACT and a 4.0 at a challenging university my freshman year) . They offer an abundance of advanced placement (college credit possible pending test score) classes as well as an inspiring art program, competitive athletic programs in nearly every sport, and a ten time state winning Forensics (drama and speech) team. Go Spartans! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Memorial High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1482 146 62 25 3 n/a n/a 0 1718
1989 1424 164 59 24 4 n/a n/a 0 1675
1990 1345 166 49 19 2 n/a n/a 0 1581
1991 1277 137 48 19 3 n/a n/a 0 1484
1992 1266 133 62 34 5 n/a n/a 0 1500
1993 1249 118 62 39 6 n/a n/a 0 1474
1994 1230 141 71 47 4 n/a n/a 0 1493
1995 1311 186 92 45 8 n/a n/a 0 1642
1996 1311 186 92 45 8 n/a n/a 0 1642
1997 1351 230 138 54 9 n/a n/a 0 1782
1998 1407 245 174 78 10 n/a n/a 0 1914
1999 1438 238 190 83 8 n/a n/a 0 1957
2000 1446 247 202 88 9 n/a n/a 0 1992
2001 1476 262 218 104 4 n/a n/a 0 2064
2002 1490 302 222 135 9 n/a n/a 0 2158
2003 1490 302 222 135 9 n/a n/a 0 2158
2004 1496 317 226 150 15 n/a n/a 0 2204
2005 1476 379 256 159 16 n/a n/a 0 2286
2006 1372 384 249 181 11 n/a n/a 0 2197
2007 1292 409 257 196 10 n/a n/a 0 2164
2008 1196 413 248 197 7 n/a n/a 0 2061
2009 1085 404 233 192 14 n/a n/a 0 1928
2010 1044 423 227 185 11 n/a n/a 0 1890
2011 988 370 195 221 10 4 78 0 1866
2012 1001 378 217 233 6 3 84 0 1922
2013 982 334 207 221 3 4 98 0 1849
2014 978 321 191 217 1 3 123 0 1834
2015 993 353 219 233 0 3 121 0 1922
2016 972 311 244 247 3 1 125 0 1903
2017 942 300 245 290 1 1 126 0 1905
2018 962 305 241 298 4 0 134 0 1944
2019 988 276 226 327 5 1 130 0 1953
2020 972 290 215 391 2 1 130 0 2001
2021 954 317 217 436 2 1 138 0 2065

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Memorial High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1718 106.8 16.0 15.5
1989 1675 106.4 15.7 3.9
1990 1581 93.1 16.9 4.9
1991 1484 95.9 15.4 20.2
1992 1500 96.9 15.4 15.9
1993 1474 97.5 15.1 20.6
1994 1493 95.5 15.6 20.4
1995 1642 102.8 16.0 21.8
1996 1642 102.8 16.0 21.8
1997 1782 116.8 15.3 22.5
1998 1914 119.2 16.1 21.9
1999 1957 125.2 15.6 27.6
2000 1992 129.4 15.4 28.4
2001 2064 131.3 15.7 29.5
2002 2158 137.0 15.8 19.2
2003 2158 137.0 15.8 19.2
2004 2204 142.3 15.5 22.3
2005 2286 143.8 15.9 n/a
2006 2197 144.3 15.2 n/a
2007 2164 136.0 15.9 28.5
2008 2061 132.7 15.5 29.9
2009 1928 126.1 15.3 33.1
2010 1890 119.4 15.8 34.9
2011 1866 120.8 15.4 37.3
2012 1922 123.4 15.5 38.6
2013 1849 134.1 13.7 36.5
2014 1834 129.1 14.2 36.3
2015 1922 n/a n/a 34.3
2016 1903 127.0 14.9 34.9
2017 1905 119.9 15.8 33.6
2018 1944 122.3 15.8 33.7
2019 1953 124.5 15.6 33.8
2020 2001 123.5 16.2 31
2021 2065 124.0 16.6 40

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Memorial High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1718 106.8 16.0 15.5
1989 1675 106.4 15.7 3.9
1990 1581 93.1 16.9 4.9
1991 1484 95.9 15.4 20.2
1992 1500 96.9 15.4 15.9
1993 1474 97.5 15.1 20.6
1994 1493 95.5 15.6 20.4
1995 1642 102.8 16.0 21.8
1996 1642 102.8 16.0 21.8
1997 1782 116.8 15.3 22.5
1998 1914 119.2 16.1 21.9
1999 1957 125.2 15.6 27.6
2000 1992 129.4 15.4 28.4
2001 2064 131.3 15.7 29.5
2002 2158 137.0 15.8 19.2
2003 2158 137.0 15.8 19.2
2004 2204 142.3 15.5 22.3
2005 2286 143.8 15.9 n/a
2006 2197 144.3 15.2 n/a
2007 2164 136.0 15.9 28.5
2008 2061 132.7 15.5 29.9
2009 1928 126.1 15.3 33.1
2010 1890 119.4 15.8 34.9
2011 1866 120.8 15.4 37.3
2012 1922 123.4 15.5 38.6
2013 1849 134.1 13.7 36.5
2014 1834 129.1 14.2 36.3
2015 1922 n/a n/a 34.3
2016 1903 127.0 14.9 34.9
2017 1905 119.9 15.8 33.6
2018 1944 122.3 15.8 33.7
2019 1953 124.5 15.6 33.8
2020 2001 123.5 16.2 31
2021 2065 124.0 16.6 40

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Memorial High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $387 (2.9%) $13,008 (97.1%) $13,395
2020 $330 (2.5%) $12,819 (97.5%) $13,150
2021 $407 (3.1%) $12,535 (96.9%) $12,941

Data source: Wisconsin Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Memorial High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 44th of 402 High schoolsRanks 35th of 389 High schools
 1.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
10th Grade Social Studies (Memorial High)54.54.9
 49.6%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Madison Metropolitan School District)47.58.4
 39.1%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)43.736.4
 7.3%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Memorial High)50.554.2
 3.7%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Madison Metropolitan School District)45.147.7
 2.6%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)38.837.9
 0.9%
10th Grade Mathematics (Memorial High)47.142.9
 4.3%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Madison Metropolitan School District)35.836.8
 0.9%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)30.829.2
 1.5%
10th Grade Science (Memorial High)4746.1
 0.9%
   10th Grade Science (Madison Metropolitan School District)37.142
 4.9%
   10th Grade Science (Wisconsin)32.730.3
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students19532065
 5.7%
African American276317
 14.9%
American Indian52
 60%
Asian226217
 4%
Hispanic327436
 33.3%
Pacific Islander11
Two or More Races130138
 6.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.8%40%
 6.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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