Port Washington High School

We educate all children to reach their greatest potential

First Week in Our New Building!

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    Here is a Mass Communication 2 Production, focusing on the first week in the new building.

    Thanks Mrs. Uttke, Willow and Leishona for the great video!

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2017-18 Upcoming School Information

  • Port Washington High School – Parent Orientation and Senior Parent Night

    September 20, 2017

    The purpose of our Parent Orientation is for our parents to have a brief time to get acquainted with the teachers, see the classroom and get a quick overview of class expectations, grading and curriculum for the year.  We hope you enjoy your time this evening!


    5:45-5:55-Pick up your child’s schedule in the gym hallway.

     Follow your child’s schedule

    6:00-6:10-Hour 1

    6:15-6:25-Hour 2

    6:30-6:40-Hour 3

    6:45-6:55-Hour 4

    7:00-710-Hour 5

    7:15-7:25-Hour 6

    7:30-7:40-Hour 7

    7:45-7:55-Hour 8

     We will have some snacks in the library during the evening.  Please stop by when/if your child has a study hall.  Chris Surfus will also be available during the evening in the library.



    You are cordially invited to attend the PWHS Senior Parents’ Night presented by the PWHS Counseling Department

    Location: Port Washington High School Library

    Date: Wednesday, September 20th

    Time: 5:15 – 5:45 PM

    Topics to be presented:

    College Application Process

    Important Dates/Deadlines

    Financial Aid Information

    Parent Questions

    Any questions, please call the counseling office at 262-268-5525


    Parent/Teacher Conferences:

    September 28th:  3:30-7:30

    Stop in the high school office to get your child's schedule and a teacher locator map!

     No appointment necessary


Message From the Principal


     Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  Everyone at PWHS is excited about the beginning of a new school year and the amazing new learning opportunities available in the new classrooms.  The new athletic, music and offices will be built during the school year.  It is quite an amazing time to be a Pirate!

    • Please review the enclosed schedule with your child.  Schedule changes will be made only for graduation requirements, if you do not have a necessary prerequisite, or if you have an incomplete schedule. Schedule changes will NOT be made to accommodate study hall, lunch or teacher preferences. Schedule changes will be by appointment onlyTo set up an appointment please call (262) 268-5525. Counselors will be available on a limited basis beginning August 9th until August 24th.
    • Open Lunch-With the temporary lunch location in the new building, we are opening up open lunch privilege for 11th and 12th grade students for the 2017-18 school year.
    • Cell Phone/other Electronic device Privilege at PWHS- If a student chooses to bring a cell phone/electronic device to school it must remain in their locker or in a back pack turned off.  Cell phones are not allowed out in the classroom at any time. Parents needing to contact their son/daughter should contact the office.  Cell phone holders are available in each classroom.  Any violation of the cell phone/electronic device policy will follow the procedures outlines in the PWHS student handbook.  The school will not be held responsible in any way for lost or damaged cell phones. Students are allowed to use their cell phones during lunch.
    • Exam Exemptions 2017-18. Students in grades 10-12 will have the same opportunity for exam exemptions as the previous year.  Each student in grades 10-12 can earn up to two exam exemptions each semester.  One exam exemption is available to all students without any unexcused absences or disciplinary referrals.  The other exemption is the Port Pride exemption.  9th grade students will only be able to earn the Port Pride exemption in 2017-18.
    • ACT Prep (especially for 11th grade students) with Method Test Prep.

     All students have access to this free resource provided by our school.  Students that took advantage of the resource in 2016-17 saw great results.  It is easy to sign up for and use…

    Go to: https://app.methodtestprep.com/PortWashingtonHighSchoolWI/signup

    Click on the gray “Signup” box to create your MTP account. PWHS students will need to use the Referral Code: tkn.12180329 when setting up your account. (Make sure to include the entire code—including tkn). 

    Thank You!

    Eric Burke


    Port Washington High School   


         Port Pride!



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Pirate Way Videos


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    Cell Phones - Fall 2016

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    Finish Strong

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School Information

  • Port Washington High School is a comprehensive high school with a dedicated staff that is committed to providing an excellent education to all of our students. With a combination of current educational practices, years of teaching experience, and a personal vested interest to see all students succeed, our school strives to meet the needs of our diverse learners. Port High School offers a wide array of Advanced Placement (AP) classes to encourage our highest level learners to challenge themselves further. We have support systems in place to assist all learners in achieving their academic potentials. Most importantly, we recognize parents as being a critical and necessary component in each child's journey towards academic success, and we welcome parent involvement. Port High School is committed to achieving the district mission of "helping every child reach their fullest potential."


PWHS Attendance Information

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    Attendance Line:  262-268-5501

    You are able to leave a message at anytime. 

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