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De Forest Middle School

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Posted April 17, 2014

Seems to be rather disorganized especially the front office. My child loved going to Windsor before attending here last Fall & now no longer enjoys school. I asked her yesterday what did she like best about school this week and she said nothing. There appears to be no accountability and a general lack of awareness in the administration of this school. Whenever I have gone into the school office area I end up waiting for the office staff to quit socializing and then are treated with a what do you want attitude . Other parents have indicated the same. Drop payments off in the office for a sales contest and the teachers indicated it was never turned in and the office staff later indicate they have no record of it. Thus my child doesn't qualify for any awards but yet the check clears fine. Overall experience the first year is that it is poorly run and lacks leadership. There is no transition from elementary to middle school. My experience with one teacher during the first day of school open house was her handing some papers for everyone to read with their child and her texting on her cellphone until it was time to go to the next classroom. Red flags all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I went to this school for two years and saying that I 'loved it' would be an understatement. By far, its most shining quality is its staff. The teachers and administrators are extremely helpful and truly care for their students. DeForest Area Middle School feels less like a school, and more like a family with its extraordinary teachers, and a close-knit student body. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who has the wonderful opportunity to attend it.
—Submitted by a student


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 50% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
93%

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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
96%

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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic origin58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities17%
Not disabled72%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students47%
Female51%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic origin33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant47%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic origin33%
Asian57%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities26%
Not disabled71%
English learners30%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students38%
Female46%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled43%
English learners0%
Proficient in English40%
Not 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 Students68%
Female71%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities15%
Not disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students47%
Female51%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%
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 Students69%
Female81%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian36%
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities29%
Not disabled74%
English learners7%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant69%

Math

All Students61%
Female67%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian36%
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled65%
English learners14%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students45%
Female60%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian27%
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled49%
English learners7%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students84%
Female88%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian54%
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities57%
Not disabled88%
English learners43%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian63%
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Not disabled90%
English learners50%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant86%
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 85% 73%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%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 64%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Paul Herrick
Fax number
  • (608) 842-6015

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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De Forest, WI 53532
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