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Milwaukee Public Schools

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5225 W Vliet St
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Milwaukee County
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PH: (414) 475-8393
FAX: (414) 475-8595

  • Grades PK-12
  • 80,934 students
  • 165 schools

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 WSAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 16% (2013)
 61% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 62% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

Math
 25% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 53% (2011)
 55% (2010)
The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 14% (2013)
 61% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 64% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

Social Studies
 77% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 82% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

Science
 52% (2013)
 52% (2012)
 54% (2011)
 54% (2010)
The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

Language Arts
 54% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 58% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

Math
 24% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 61% (2010)
The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 14% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 61% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

Math
 23% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 58% (2010)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 13% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 63% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

Math
 23% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 52% (2010)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 14% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 67% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

Math
 19% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 53% (2011)
 58% (2010)
The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 16% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 67% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

Social Studies
 58% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 57% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

Science
 50% (2013)
 52% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 55% (2010)
The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

Language Arts
 39% (2013)
 40% (2012)
 41% (2011)
 42% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

Math
 16% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 56% (2010)
The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Reading
 15% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 45% (2011)
 45% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

Social Studies
 53% (2013)
 46% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 43% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

Science
 40% (2013)
 35% (2012)
 37% (2011)
 34% (2010)
The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

Language Arts
 44% (2013)
 41% (2012)
 40% (2011)
 40% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

Math
 14% (2013)
 37% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 34% (2010)
The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in English language arts, science and social studies.
  • The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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 WSAS Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students16%
Female17%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander16%
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Native23%
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled18%
English learners4%
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant16%

MathThis District
All Students25%
Female25%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islander32%
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Native30%
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled27%
English learners22%
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant25%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students14%
Female14%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islander16%
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native25%
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled15%
English learners3%
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant14%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students77%
Female78%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic origin67%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic81%
American Indian/Alaskan Native84%
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities49%
Non-disabled82%
English learners76%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant77%

ScienceThis District
All Students52%
Female51%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin38%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic53%
American Indian/Alaskan Native60%
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled56%
English learners43%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant52%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students54%
Female59%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin42%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Native52%
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled60%
English learners47%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant55%

MathThis District
All Students24%
Female22%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islander32%
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Native32%
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled26%
English learners20%
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant24%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students14%
Female16%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander16%
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native15%
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled17%
English learners0%
Proficient in English15%
Non-migrant14%

MathThis District
All Students23%
Female21%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Native35%
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled27%
English learners12%
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant23%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students13%
Female14%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic origin6%
Asian/Pacific Islander15%
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Native26%
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled14%
English learners1%
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant12%

MathThis District
All Students23%
Female22%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Native33%
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled25%
English learners9%
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant21%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students14%
Female13%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander19%
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Native16%
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities1%
Non-disabled16%
English learners1%
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant12%

MathThis District
All Students19%
Female16%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic18%
American Indian/Alaskan Native20%
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled21%
English learners6%
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant17%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students16%
Female16%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander21%
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Native20%
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities1%
Non-disabled18%
English learners2%
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant16%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students58%
Female55%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic origin44%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Native73%
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled63%
English learners41%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant58%

ScienceThis District
All Students50%
Female46%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin35%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic56%
American Indian/Alaskan Native63%
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled55%
English learners35%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant50%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students39%
Female42%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin28%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Native52%
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled44%
English learners20%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant39%

MathThis District
All Students16%
Female13%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin6%
Asian/Pacific Islander28%
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Native15%
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled18%
English learners6%
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant17%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students15%
Female14%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Native32%
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities1%
Non-disabled15%
English learners0%
Proficient in English13%
Migrant17%
Non-migrant12%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students53%
Female52%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin39%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Native73%
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled57%
English learners19%
Proficient in English50%
Migrant33%
Non-migrant47%

ScienceThis District
All Students40%
Female36%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asian/Pacific Islander49%
Hispanic46%
American Indian/Alaskan Native59%
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled42%
English learners7%
Proficient in English38%
Migrant17%
Non-migrant35%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students44%
Female45%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic52%
American Indian/Alaskan Native50%
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled47%
English learners11%
Proficient in English41%
Migrant50%
Non-migrant39%

MathThis District
All Students14%
Female10%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Native19%
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities1%
Non-disabled14%
English learners0%
Proficient in English11%
Migrant17%
Non-migrant10%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in English language arts, science and social studies.
  • The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2010-2011
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program177%39%
Limited English proficient110%6%
Disabled students119%14%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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