University of Wisconsin High School

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The University of Wisconsin High School was a public high school in Madison, Wisconsin, originally encompassing 7-12th grades. It opened September 1914 in a building erected for that purpose. The school was created and maintained by the University of Wisconsin–Madison as part of its teacher education program, for educational experimentation and for observation and practice teaching.

When the school opened, students in the lower years did not have typical seventh and eighth grade work, but the beginnings of high school work. They were under the same general regulations and discipline as older pupils.[1]

The last graduating class received their diplomas on June 4, 1964.[2] The building then was used by the UW School of Journalism, followed by the UW School of Social Work.[3] In 1993 an all-class reunion was held, and shortly after demolition began to allow for the construction of a genetics research building on the site.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Department of the Interior Bureau of Education. Report of the Commissioner of Education for the Year ended June 30, 1915. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916; Vol. 1, pp. 171–172)
  2. ^ "Auld Lang Syne for Wisconsin High". Wisconsin State Journal. May 28, 1964.
  3. ^ Feldman, Jim (1997). The Buildings of the University of Wisconsin. Madison: The University Archives. pp. 159–161. Retrieved 2022-05-13.

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