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Portage Community School District

GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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305 East Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
Columbia County
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PH: (608) 742-4879
FAX: (608) 742-4950

  • Grade n/a
  • 2619 students
  • 10 schools

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 WSAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 41% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 80% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

Math
 55% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 78% (2010)
The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

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

Grade 4

Reading
 39% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 83% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

Social Studies
 92% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 95% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

Science
 83% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 80% (2010)
The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

Language Arts
 75% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 82% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

Math
 56% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 84% (2010)
The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

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

Grade 5

Reading
 31% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 84% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

Math
 51% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 88% (2010)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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

Grade 6

Reading
 38% (2013)
 87% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 89% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

Math
 59% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 81% (2010)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

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

Grade 7

Reading
 29% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 85% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

Math
 50% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 84% (2010)
The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

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

Grade 8

Reading
 39% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 86% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

Social Studies
 83% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 86% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

Science
 86% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 90% (2010)
The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

Language Arts
 65% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 68% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

Math
 55% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 90% (2010)
The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

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

Grade 10

Reading
 35% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 76% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

Social Studies
 80% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 75% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

Science
 72% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 75% (2010)
The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

Language Arts
 70% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 72% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

Math
 39% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 71% (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 Students41%
Female51%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled46%
English learners29%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

MathThis District
All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled57%
English learners29%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students39%
Female45%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled48%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant43%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students92%
Female93%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities82%
Non-disabled96%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant94%

ScienceThis District
All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
Non-disabled89%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students75%
Female86%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities37%
Non-disabled85%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant80%

MathThis District
All Students56%
Female60%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled66%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant66%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students31%
Female35%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled38%
English learners57%
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant32%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Female51%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled66%
English learners14%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled44%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant36%

MathThis District
All Students59%
Female60%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled65%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant56%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled32%
Non-migrant29%

MathThis District
All Students50%
Female48%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled56%
Non-migrant50%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students39%
Female47%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled41%
English learners17%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant39%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students83%
Female87%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled88%
English learners83%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

ScienceThis District
All Students86%
Female89%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled91%
English learners84%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students65%
Female73%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled68%
English learners67%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant65%

MathThis District
All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled59%
English learners50%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students35%
Female30%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled39%
Non-migrant35%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities38%
Non-disabled85%
Non-migrant80%

ScienceThis District
All Students72%
Female69%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled78%
Non-migrant72%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled76%
Non-migrant70%

MathThis District
All Students39%
Female32%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled42%
Non-migrant39%
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 Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source:
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a
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 program126%39%
Limited English proficient13%6%
Disabled students113%14%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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