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Kennedy Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 918 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

My school is Kennedy Middle School. I am very disappointed in the reading score. Is a new teacher needed or does the school need to use different teaching techniques?


Posted May 20, 2013

Excellent teachers, work to find a perfect education plan for each child. Really helping my children excel! Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

Well.... First let me start off by saying, this is a great school. I'm not arguing with anything, except maybe a few tedious rules. This year, there is a new thing called "Kyhfooty". Keep your hands feet and other objects to yourself. . THIS IS NOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Please do not treat us like we're 5. I will admit thought, that i've gone to the office a few times last year, none of which were my fault. I got stood up, so we had to bring it to the vice principal. Let's just say that he does not evenly take sides and got me in trouble for stuff I did not do. Whenever I tried telling the truth, his response would be either "Uhhhh,,, no you didn't." or "Don't interrupt me while i'm talking." when he wasn't there or when he wasn't even talking. Other than that, everything else is just swell and peachy!


Posted September 1, 2009

Overall I am pleased with Kennedy Middle School however, I feel that the Assistant Principal does NOT take concerns from parents regarding their childrens safety very seriously is more of a liability to the school than an asset! As for the teachers, all of them that I have had the pleasure to work with have been absolutely fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

This school truely is fantastic. The principal is very enthusiastic and constantly is coming up with ways to make the school a better place. All teachers are very wonderful and seem happy to be doing their jobs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2007

Kennedy has two prominent shortcomings. The first is a problem with student harassment by other students. This is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem. The second issue is a small group of older teachers who seem to have little enthusiasm or interest in their profession. I can only speculate that they have tenure, are waiting out their retirement and are essentially untouchable. Unfortunately it is the children who suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

I think that they don't treat each student egually. The principal doesn't deal with problems correctly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2006

Awesome school with a great music program.
—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 47% in 2014.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
90%

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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
45%

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

Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

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

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic origin31%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities35%
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students43%
Female52%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities11%
Not disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian84%
Hispanic36%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities24%
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students50%
Female59%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin38%
Asian55%
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities12%
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant50%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic origin52%
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities58%
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic origin62%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities41%
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic origin76%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities58%
Not disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic origin95%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
Not disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
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 83% 73%
Asian 5% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 3% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%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 76%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 95%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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  • (262) 253-3499

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Germantown, WI 53022
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