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Wisconsin Hills Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 857 students

 

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Posted July 21, 2014

Wi Hills is the best school I have ever worked at. The students are appreciative and care about learning. The parents support their children's education in every way they can. The administration is incredible!! I have never seen such supportive, positive leadership in a school district. The students in the music program are truely amazing!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 26, 2013

My school is the best their is. When you go to sixth grade, be sure to get the Gamma house because the teachers there are awesome. They give you many opportunities. I also like how the teachers treat you. They treat you with respect and know what you are capable of.


Posted October 31, 2011

Wisconsin Middle School Teachers and Staff is doing an AWSOME job with my daughter. I couldn't be happier with her teachers. My daughter has made some beautiful things at that school and actually won 2 place in the whole state. My daughters' academic skills are really good. I can't thank the teachers enough who work with her...They are doing such a wonderful job. Keep up the wonderful work :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Great school...We all can find room for improvement. Elmbrook seems to find ways to do that. Guidance counselor fantastic. Extra activities exceptional. Food Service excellent. Don't like early releases.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Coming from a local elementary with a family-like atmosphere, I was very disappointed when we moved up to WHMS. I never see the principal, and rarely have any interaction with my child's teachers - they do not answer phone calls or emails with any type of urgency. When emailing a teacher to get extra assistance for my child, it took him 10 days to respond, with no apology for the delay. WHMS offers monthly Principal Chats - which in itself is a great thing, however it is offered in the middle of the morning. I called the office to see if the Principal's Chat could be moved to late afternoon or evenings to accomodate working parents, I was told they were 'always' held during the morning. No attempt was made to compromise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

this school is amazing the teachers are very nice, it is organized! there is about 900 students, the 300 in each grade and there is Alpha house with one set of teachers, Beta house with another set of teachers and Gamma house with another set of teachers! Then in gym and electives anyone in your grade can be in your class. you are requiered to take band, orcestra or chior in 6th grade! it is very nice you also have 30 minutes for lunch and you can even go outside if you choose and you have 4 minutes to get from class to class. all of your classes are in one hallway!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2009

I am very impressed with the school and i feel if anybody wants to go to a excellent and educational school Wisconsin Hills Middle School would be a perfect choice
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2008

I love wisconsin hills! mostly all of the teachers are amazing! the classrooms and hallways are nice and never too crowded. We love it there (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2005

Third year here and never cease to be impressed with the teachers, guidance counselors and the principal is outstanding.
—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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian74%
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities25%
Not disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asian62%
Hispanic73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant53%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities34%
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian67%
Hispanic46%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities26%
Not disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant62%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin61%
Asian87%
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities44%
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin39%
Asian92%
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities28%
Not disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic origin28%
Asian81%
Hispanic37%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities28%
Not disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic origin73%
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities72%
Not disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic origin77%
Asian97%
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities60%
Not disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
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 74% 73%
Asian 13% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 91%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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
  • Robyn Martino
Fax number
  • (262) 785-3967

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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18700 W Wisconsin Ave
Brookfield, WI 53045
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