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Posted August 17, 2013

The parents are not always good influences at this school. I've seen a lot of negative attitudes and influences on kids from parents. I would also say the teachers are unable to hold the kids to high standards because the parental support is not there. This school is no better than an MPS school: overwhelmed teachers and administrators who are unable to make changes in students' lives because of disconnected, uneducated, unmotivated parents. I would recommend moving further west if you want a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2013

Quite a few incompetent teachers, although there are some amazing ones as well. Parent involvement is fairly high and for the most part the community is fantastic. The problems however rely in the decision making of the school. They make horrible decisions on teachers, their salaries, and the way they change the school. There was once wonderful murals on most of the walls in the school, however, one day it was just decided to paint over the years of work put in by students over the years and paint them all black. Extracurricular are great, but the education, not much so. Teachers do not challenge students, even saying "If a student is gifted they will challenge themself. I shouldn't have to". The only way you can get a challenging learning environment for a child is to complain enough, which has worked for some recently. In synopsis the teaching is less than perfect with a few exceptions, any student's who need a slightly more challenging curriculum are out of luck. On the positive side, the activities offered are great, parents are often active, and the community is very diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2012

This is my son's second year at BDMS. We're well-informed of the goings on at the school, between notes home, automated phone calls, website updates and personal e-mails from teachers. We're also able to check our son's daily assignments, grades, and attendance online. This information is updated daily, and has been a valuable tool. Any time I have contacted a teacher, the principal, or the superintendent, I have received a helpful response the same day. Students can take a string instrument or sing in 5th grade. Band is offered in 6th. My son chose orchestra, and 1.5 years later, he still truly enjoys it. In 6th grade students have the opportunity to take Spanish and Gateway To Technology (GTT). GTT is a pre-engineering course, teaching teamwork and problem solving in exciting ways. Another bonus at the school is the high level of racial diversity. These kids seem MUCH LESS affected by color as previous generations, which is a lesson I don't think you can learn from a textbook. My only personal issue is parental involvement. Although I've often offered to volunteer, I've never been asked to help out. Regardless, my son is happy and doing well at BDMS, so I'm happy also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

Brown Deer Middle School is a great place to learn with a great community surrouding it. Everyone knows everyone so it makes school more fun and learning easy!


Posted March 20, 2010

The Middle School is diverse and it benefits everyone as the children learn how to respect each other. I feel my child has gained socially from the experience. The Middle School also has a community feel and everyone is invested in the education of all children, especially the teachers. We have been surprised about BD as we were planning on moving but will stay the course because the schools and teachers truly have made a difference in our child's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

Brown Deer Middle School has a great staff, great extra curricular activities and a variety of classes for students to take. The school has all of the latest technology for students to use and the facilities are very inviting. There is a lot of opportunities for parent involvement at Brown Deer Middle School and the diversity of the student body is a real plus for the students.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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

All Students39%
Female35%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students22%
Female20%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin21%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students47%
Female51%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic origin35%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students17%
Female20%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled23%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant17%
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 Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled51%
English learners10%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students26%
Female26%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islander13%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled27%
English learners0%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant26%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic origin47%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant60%

Math

All Students49%
Female43%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic origin31%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students35%
Female30%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant35%

Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic origin53%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin62%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
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
Black, not Hispanic 49% 10%
White, not Hispanic 28% 73%
Asian 11% 4%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 6% 2%
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 17%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 7%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 57%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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Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Marirose Lucey
Fax number
  • (414) 371-6901

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
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5757 W Dean Rd
Brown Deer, WI 53223
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