School Information

Proud Home of the Huskies!

11601 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, Wisconsin 53227

(414) 604-3200 phone
(414) 546-5734 fax 

Office Hours 7:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

Nathan Hale High School is committed to providing excellence in education to every student, every day, and with every opportunity. We are proud of our rich heritage, current accomplishments, and vision for the future. Students are at the center of our school mission, initiatives, programs,and efforts. Our school community  is dedicated to academic excellence and committed to personal achievement.

We are located on a beautiful 65-acre campus and sustain an enrollment of approximately 1,650 plus students from throughout the West Allis, West Milwaukee, New Berlin,Greenfield, and Milwaukee metropolitan area.  Nathan Hale High School has been providing excellence in education for over 70 years.  We offer a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for success beyond high school.

Academically,Nathan Hale High School boasts an ACT composite score that surpasses the state and national averages. ACT's Director of Education and Workforce Research Services recently cited Nathan Hale High School's three consecutive years of increases as educationally significant. Our Advanced Placement scores exceed state and national averages with 70 percent of these students achieving college credit for courses prior to high school graduation. Our school’s performance on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam also surpasses state averages. These accomplishments are a result of a rigorous curriculum, committed staff,dedicated parents, and a highly engaged student body.

Our professional learning community of teachers and staff focuses on promoting student success through a number of academic interventions. Nathan Hale High School supports a full-time Academic Director who facilitates academic services for students in need of assistance. Our seven-period schedule features a homeroom advisory period (HAT) where all students can seek academic assistance across the curriculum. During that same period of time, students are grouped and meet daily with a homeroom advisor. All ninth grade students are have their homeroom advisor and three student mentors, where the curriculum focuses on making a positive social and academic transition to high school.

Nathan Hale High School’s comprehensive career program, Career Academy, has been ranked 1st in the state of Wisconsin and 4th in the nation by both the American School Counselor Association and the United States Army in its Planning for Life Award. The Career Academy exposes all students,9-12, to a broad range of careers and career-related activities while empowering students to make informed choices about careers prior to selecting post-secondary options.

Our co-curricular athletic programs, clubs, and activities cater to a variety of interests and talents. We encourage students to become involved in these related activities as it creates meaningful connections to school and enhances their overall academic achievement.

The Nathan Hale High School experience offers students a comprehensive and well-rounded high school experience while, at the same time, challenging students to meet and exceed their academic potential. In summary, we are committed to providing excellence in education to every student,every day, and with every opportunity.

Mission Statement

Nathan Hale High School provides a comprehensive curriculum in a safe, respectful, and challenging learning environment that encourages students to maximize their potential and to achieve success within our community, the world of work, and places of higher learning.

Vision Statement

Nathan Hale staff and parents will collaboratively guide students through a rigorous, balanced curriculum, utilizing differentiated instruction and assessment so that students will take responsibility for reaching their fullest potential in a safe, tolerant environment fostering the growth of respect and integrity and enabling them to assume a productive role in the community.

School Beliefs...

  • Students are prepared for post-high school education and career pursuits.

  • The staff, students, parents, and community share in the responsibility for a sound educational program.

  • Daily attendance, active participation, and completion of all course work promote higher achievement.

  • Curricular programs and extracurricular activities prepare students for life-long recreational, cultural, and community pursuits.

  • Varied learning styles are recognized when guiding students for success.

  • Personal responsibility, honesty, self-discipline, and wellness are promoted and modeled by the entire educational community.

  • Students and staff respect the rights of others and accept individual differences.

  • Continuous communication among school, students, staff, parents, and community assists in understanding the concerns of these groups.

  • Our school will continue to improve as the school and community cooperatively guide its course.

History of Nathan Hale High School

Nathan Hale High School had a very humble beginning, starting out as a small junior high school in temporary wooden barracks behind the Franklin Elementary School in 1930.

In September of 1933, the major part of the building (on 85th and West Lincoln Avenue) was ready for use and Hale occupied this up to the completion of the present new building.

In 1939, the junior high school became a junior-senior high school, and in 1942, the building on 85th and Lincoln was completed.

The new building at 116th and Lincoln was completed in 1965.

The name of Nathan Hale, along with its records, traditions, trophies, and colors, were transferred to the new building in 1965.