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Northstar Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 533 students

 
 

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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 54% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students23%
Female24%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander15%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin25%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant23%
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 Students51%
Female46%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students38%
Female37%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant38%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled73%
English learners25%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students45%
Female48%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander28%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled50%
English learners17%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students39%
Female44%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled43%
English learners0%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled89%
English learners75%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled91%
English learners84%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
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

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 81% 73%
Asian 11% 4%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Hispanic 2% 10%
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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 87%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%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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Eau Claire, WI 54703
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