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Chippewa Falls Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1076 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 9, 2012

This school is very fun. There are so many interesting classes to take and they teachers are amazing. I am going into 8th grade this year and I know that I am definitely going to miss all of my teachers. Especially Mr. Wathke, who was just a long term sub, but he was an amazing social studies teacher. If you see this Mr. Wathke, I hope you know who it is. I was the awesome girl in your 8th hour, and don't forget to go to the talent show!!!!


Posted October 5, 2011

I do not reccomend this school, and not because I'm a snobby teenager. (; The majority of the teachers do not organize their classes, there are no accelerated programs, and last year all that anyone heard in their classes was vicious things about politics. It may work for some people, but I myself do not learn well in this environment. I thrive when I work by myself, and everything here is working in groups. Please save your child the drama and don't send them here if they don't want to go here. I know dozens of people who are in this district and have transfered to McDonnel or an Eau Claire/Altoona school.


Posted January 15, 2009

I am a parent of a 7th grader. Although i find the school layout confusing, my son seems to have no problems getting around. The teachers seem to care, and even though it's a big school everyone seems to get along quite well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

This school is amazing! The teachers are awesome and so are most of the classes! The best teacher in 6th grade is a tie between Mr. Thornton-social studies, reading and English; and Mrs. Culbertson-math, reading, and English; both on the Skylark team. They both rock!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2007

CFMS is the best middle school ever! Mr. Thorton is also definitly the best s.s. teacher there! The skylarks ROCK!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 27, 2006

CFMS is great I am in 8th grade there and i love it! They offer so many things for you to do! They also offer special classes if your behind on things or ahead on things. Its really great there. Also its a really good environment!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2006

Hello. I am not a parent, but I do go to CFMS. It's awesome. We have absolutely everything we need, and most of the students love it here. Even though our school didn't score as high on the WKCE testing as others in our area, we do have an two classes of Algebra amoung some of our students, which may cause us to not be up to date on Math 8 skills.
—Submitted by a student


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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 47% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
90%

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

Language Arts

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

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

Math

All Students38%
Female38%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian30%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students38%
Female41%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian10%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students43%
Female38%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students34%
Female38%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant85%
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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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 93% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%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 60%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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750 Tropicana Blvd
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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