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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

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  • 2619 students
  • 13 schools

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 WSAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 34% (2014)
 41% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 80% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

Math
 44% (2014)
 55% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 78% (2010)
The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 4

Reading
 34% (2014)
 39% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 83% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

Social Studies
 92% (2014)
 92% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 95% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

Science
 75% (2014)
 83% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 80% (2010)
The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

Language Arts
 75% (2014)
 75% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 82% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

Math
 47% (2014)
 56% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 84% (2010)
The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 5

Reading
 30% (2014)
 31% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 84% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

Math
 61% (2014)
 51% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 88% (2010)
The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 6

Reading
 32% (2014)
 38% (2013)
 87% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 89% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

Math
 48% (2014)
 59% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 81% (2010)
The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 7

Reading
 37% (2014)
 29% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 85% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

Math
 57% (2014)
 50% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 84% (2010)
The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 8

Reading
 25% (2014)
 39% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 86% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

Social Studies
 75% (2014)
 83% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 86% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 79% in 2014.

Science
 86% (2014)
 86% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 90% (2010)
The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

Language Arts
 61% (2014)
 65% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 68% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2014.

Math
 49% (2014)
 55% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 90% (2010)
The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 10

Reading
 39% (2014)
 35% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 76% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

Social Studies
 75% (2014)
 80% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 75% (2010)
The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

Science
 78% (2014)
 72% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 75% (2010)
The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

Language Arts
 70% (2014)
 70% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 72% (2010)
The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

Math
 40% (2014)
 39% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 71% (2010)
The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

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 Students34%
Female35%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled37%
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant30%

MathThis District
All Students44%
Female44%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled44%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant38%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students34%
Female41%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled37%
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant38%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students92%
Female96%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities74%
Non-disabled96%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

ScienceThis District
All Students75%
Female78%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled81%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant78%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students75%
Female78%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled79%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant78%

MathThis District
All Students47%
Female49%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled49%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant52%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students30%
Female43%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled40%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

MathThis District
All Students61%
Female71%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled71%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students32%
Female38%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled37%
Non-migrant32%

MathThis District
All Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled55%
Non-migrant48%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students37%
Female38%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled41%

MathThis District
All Students57%
Female56%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled62%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students25%
Female30%
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin26%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled29%
Non-migrant25%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled82%
Non-migrant75%

ScienceThis District
All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities45%
Non-disabled93%
Non-migrant86%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students61%
Female72%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled68%
Non-migrant61%

MathThis District
All Students49%
Female46%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled54%
Non-migrant49%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students39%
Female48%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled44%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students75%
Female82%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled82%

ScienceThis District
All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled84%

Language ArtsThis District
All Students70%
Female83%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled78%

MathThis District
All Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled45%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2013-2014

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
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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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