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River Ridge Middle School

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Posted August 26, 2012

River Ridge Middle School is a good school and for the most part, student centered. I do feel commnication and follow-through on plans need to be much more monitored, I dealt with some situations with my children and all I got was TALK, no follow through. in talking with some other parents, they have experienced this as well. Staff do a good job of really trying to connect with students, but a minority of staff try to get OVERLY involved and try to be their "counselor," not very professional or appropriate, that is why we pay for guidance counselors. The elementary school always seemed to have a balance with the communication and follow-through and when my kids entered the Middle School, the balance did not exist. Please know that this is a good school for kids, but there seems to be a definate dis-connect in the mission of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

River Ridge Schools is the best school my children have ever gone to. The teachers and staff are very caring and really care about our childrens education. They go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to seeing to their education, emotional needs and their all around development. I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful school in our district for our kids to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

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94%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

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91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

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Malen/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students51%
Female48%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students60%
Female75%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students30%
Female25%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students61%
Female42%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students35%
Female33%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students74%
Female93%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students44%
Female57%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students47%
Female64%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 99% 73%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%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 90%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Rodney Lewis
Fax number
  • (608) 994-2714

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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