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De Forest Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1016 students

 

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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


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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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled73%
English learners41%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students39%
Female44%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled44%
English learners0%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant49%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students43%
Female51%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant43%
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 Students69%
Female75%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander41%
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities69%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant92%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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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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  • Paul Herrick
Fax number
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404 Yorktown Rd
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