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Survey Results: Wingra School Alumni in High School

It’s one of the most common questions we get from visitors. It’s easy to see how happy and cared for Wingra students are, how exceptional the teachers, and how invigorating the educational environment. But still, without tests and grades, visitors worry how students do in high school. (Read what alumni say about the transition.)

So in 2012, we sent out an alumni survey to the graduates from the past four years, all the Wingra alumni currently in high school. An impressive 61 percent responded, and we are excited to share their news and thoughts with the wider community.

Thank you to all of our grads and families who shared stories and information!

Below are their responses and a few quotes.

GPA Ranges

“I’m so glad I was able to get a Wingra education because it reminds me that your grades and test scores don’t define your success or intelligence and that learning should be done for other reasons.”

  • 3.5 to 4.0: 71.5%
  • 3.0 to 3.5: 23.7%
  • 2.5 to 3.0: 4.8%

Awards and Honors

"Wingra has taught the most important lesson of all, how to advocate for myself and navigate for success."

  • Academic Distinction High Honors
  • Academic Honor Roll
  • Extraordinary Student Award in Math Analysis
  • Extraordinary Student Award in AP Chemistry
  • Extraordinary Student Award in AP Physics
  • Extraordinary Student Award in Calculus
  • Honor Guard
  • Math Team Awards
  • National Honor Society
  • Pride Award
  • Spanish Honor Society


"Wingra prepared me well to be a student leader. I came to high school with the tools to organize my peers in order to create change.”

  • Art Club
  • BETA Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Celtic Traditions Club
  • Community Service Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Forensics Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance (Student Leader for Action Committee)
  • Honor Guard (a peer tutoring club that requires teacher recommendation)
  • Key Club
  • Link Crew
  • Math Team
  • Robotics
  • Spoken Word
  • Words Hurt Club
  • Young Progressives

Other Activities

"The value of a Wingra education is that it shows you how to be a part of a community. It develops leadership skills that I would not have gained had I not gone to Wingra.”

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Head Tour Guide
  • Hebrew Assistant at Temple Beth El
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Orchestra
  • Organizer of Hats of Hope
  • Organizer of Sober Saturday Nights
  • Peer Tutor
  • Photography Teaching Assistant
  • Senior Citizen (Student Guide at Freshman Orientation)
  • Show Choir
  • Song Leader at Oakwood Nursing Home
  • Student Congress Member
  • Volunteer at the Department of Natural Resources
  • Therapy Dogs Worker

Banner photo by Marieka Greene