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Brown Deer High School

Public | 9-12 | 562 students

 

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2014:
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Posted September 9, 2014

Does not even deserve one star. Leadership is poor. Students are not treated with respect and integrity. Students are treated as delinquents unless they prove themselves otherwise. Teachers lacks teaching skills, faculty and leadership team offers no positive encouragement, motivation or inspiration. And the superintendent's last year salary was over $140k?! Go figure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

school system has went downhill. School is full of bullying. Teachers don't seem to really care about students or making school better. They hire jist about anyone for hall monitors and aids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

Terrible school. Management is clueless. The school is very strict and trying to be an upper level school even though it is not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

Love the school, but upset that when you move from the area of brown deer, the students are not allowed the option to continue at brown deer school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2007

The students really do respect each others' diversity. It is a very unique school because the parents' are committed to the school and the extra curricular activities are highly supported by the community. Drama could be improved, but the new theater should allow for a district wide program by 2008! AP courses are received well by students. Concern about quality of teaching lead to a close watch and testing of teachers, with good results. School spirit among the student body is very high, with many studnets attending games and pep assembly. PTO is poorly attended. Athletic booster club is fair in membership as well as music booster. Swim team is fantastic. Football is #1 sport. Then basketball.
—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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
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

All Students63%
Female72%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic origin52%
Asian61%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities21%
Not disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Math

All Students36%
Female32%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian54%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%

Reading

All Students35%
Female40%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities11%
Not disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant35%

Science

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities27%
Not disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Social Studies

All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities27%
Not disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 48% 10%
White, not Hispanic 28% 73%
Asian 9% 4%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Hispanic 6% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%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 83%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 52%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Tosha Womack
Fax number
  • (414) 371-7001

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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8060 N 60th St
Brown Deer, WI 53223
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Phone: (414) 371-7000

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