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Cambridge High School8

Cambridge, WI | Jefferson County

September 27, 2010


Cambridge High School is a school that has seen a lot of changes in the few years that I have been teaching here. I feel as though we are moving in the right direction with student involvement and respect of ALL extracurriculars and sports and with the variety of new and skilled teachers being employed in the district, new ideas and better teaching strategies are being put into place. Of course every school can improve... I would like to see more even funding of the extracurriculars (music, theater, etc.) and the sports. While funding and budget cuts are everywhere, the community and administration should consider the activities that truly are growing in the right direction. In the end, do I enjoy teaching here? Yes... students are great and stress level is low!

Submitted by a teacher

November 3, 2009


Cambridge High School has fine leadership, the youngsters are active in the community and in their churches. They seldom are in trouble. Many are academic shoo-ins to the best colleges in the area, including the University of Wisconsin -- Madison.

August 10, 2006


Has all the pros and cons of most schools and has funding issues that all schools face. The sports/music debate is not as bad as previous posters have mentioned. It's a small school and everyone is fighting for $ and space. Teachers are qualitiy, not as cohesive as a group as one would like. Overall, parents need to be more involved and hold their kids accountable. Nice facility, students are good kids, academically CHS students rank very well in state. With a few changes (leadership, faculty/Admin relationships) I would be okay with sending my child to CHS.

Submitted by a staff

August 24, 2005


I am a former student. I found the majority of the teachers to be very helpful and approachable. Every school has those in which students despise--this school is no different. Yes, Cambridge does hold the sports system in high regards and often seeminly as its top priority. That IS frustrating for those more concerned with academic diversity and a more challenging music program. Cambridge holds a diverse student population (personality wise) and we are open people. I know that many students would like to see more options. It's a good school though; A nice small town school.

Submitted by a former student

December 14, 2004


I am currently a student at CHS, and for being a mere freshman, I love it. But of course, that's me focusing on the good points. I completely agree that the district shouldn't be so naive about music. They should make sure that every student MUST have at least two music credits to graduate. Especially because Becky Peterson and new-commer Scott Brose are amazing teachers. They've done a great job so far, and I think the district should look at how many people are involved in the music programs. Over 50% of the student body. I am a CHS student, and here is my message: leave my music alone.

Submitted by a student

October 10, 2004


I am not a parent of a Cambridge student, but I was a student there myself, I agree fully with the statement which was provided before mine. I intend to help the music department in the future at this school, they should no longer be the underdogs in this district. It is rediculous what those teachers take, not only from the principal, but from other teachers whom shall not be named, they know who they are... In conclusion I would hope that the situation would only get better, there is no reason why the football team should get new everything every year, while the music department suffers... music has been proven to enhance academics, so why is it being depleeted?

Submitted by a former student

September 28, 2004


In my opinion this particular school lacks in self confidence of the students, teachers will favor certain students and ignore the ones that are always 'in trouble' as they like to put it. And the principal isn't a very good one at this point in time I believe that this school should consider getting a principal that considers all academics and extra-cirricular activities and not just the sports. Music is a popular passion too for a lot of students but if there is a money problem it is the first to have to be sacraficed besides the art department. Also cheerleading is a sport and the girls shouldn't have to pay out of their own pocket for the uniforms the school should pay for them.

Submitted by a former student

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