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Ashland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 468 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2009

I find the teaching methods of this school to be unsatisfactory. I find the most teachers do not care about their students. Harrassment is a major issue and nobody will do anything about it. Some teachers are okay, but the ones that stink ruin everything else. The principal won't do his job, and the students get no disciplinary service. This school has shown time and time again that they can do nothing to stop the flow of harrassment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2008

This school is horrible. Unless your child is perfect this school doesn't care about them at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2006

My child is in the sixth grade. This school system does not care about the children that have difficulties, if your child is not smart or pretty, they do not notice your child. My child reads at a third grade level but since the school system as let her down on teaching she is now struggle so much and I need to find an alternative school that actually do care about the students. All long with reading problems, my child is also at a fourth grade math level. I have tried to help both my children, but since I also went to this school and did not have extra, I too am struggle with reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 79% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students45%
Female49%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native21%
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students29%
Female29%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native11%
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students46%
Female51%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students28%
Female36%
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled30%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students62%
Female72%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities32%
Not disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%

Math

All Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities23%
Not disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students24%
Female31%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled27%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant24%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities54%
Not disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities54%
Not disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 75% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 21% 1%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 75%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 51%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 99%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Paul Gilbertson
Fax number
  • (715) 682-7944

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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203 11th St E
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