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Forest Park Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 685 students

 

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Posted December 4, 2012

This school was a waste of a year for my son. The principal lacked leadership and knowledge of what was going on in the classrooms. 7th grade math teacher was horrible. Vice principal lacked experience and dealt with students very unprofessionally. Ended up transferring to a private school and have decided our youngest will never attend this school. This school definitely needs stronger leadership and somebody who can take control. The secretary at this school is one of the rudiest people I've ever dealt with. And the math teacher, AWFUL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2011

My child hates the fact that she has to go to this school, and there are too many problems with other students.My child stated to the staff that she is being bully and she really wants to go to OAK CREEK for this reason she wants a new start. The teachers that I have talked to were terrible and the guidance counsler was snotty. Also, the staff is not very understanding in the needs of a child that has A.D.D. Of course,I dread sending her to this school,but there is no other school for her to go to we have done open enrollment and was turned down. It is really sad when a child wants to learn and wants to go to Oak Creek in the worst way but is being turn down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

I have always been an advocate of the Franklin Public Schools. Until my daughter started middle school at Forest Park. I am very disappointed in the way this school is run . I feel this school lacked the leadership from the Principal to the Vice Principal. Some of the teachers were very good however I found a handful lacked the professionalism and follow through that these students need at this impressionable age. From curriculum and teaching to helping students handle personal issues could definately use some work. My daughter is in her last year at the middle school this fall and I hope that the new Principal and Vice Principal bring some definite needed changes going forward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

truly i have had a great experience at fpms. The teachers know how to make your day the curiculum is perfect
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2008

this school has a wide variety of learning
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2007

I've had 2 children go through this middle school. They did not find it a good experience. They spent the day worrying about getting infractions for rediculous reasons rather than having their focus on what is immportant, accademics. There are not enough extracuricular activities and teams available for all the children who are interested. Just because your student isn't a 'star' athlete, doesn't mean they wouldn't like to play organized sports. There are so many students and so few spots for them to participate. What are all the rest of the interested kids supposed to do, watch? The pricipal leadership has much to be desired. There are a number of exceptional teachers in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

I find that my daughter has adjusted well to middle school but she is almost 'scared straight'. I know I had a great time in middle school and I wasn't scared at all, why is she scared now? I think the kids need to be made aware that they are supposed to enjoy school while they are there not worry about getting an infraction so much!
—Submitted by a parent


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 47% in 2014.

336 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

336 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

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

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asian75%
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled79%
English learners25%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian53%
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled58%
English learners0%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant53%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled87%
English learners31%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian77%
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled72%
English learners8%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female59%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic34%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled53%
English learners0%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities56%
Non-disabled94%
English learners54%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities60%
Non-disabled97%
English learners69%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrantn/a
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 81% 73%
Asian 10% 4%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 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 8%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%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 83%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%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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  • Christopher Reuter
Fax number
  • (414) 529-8249

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