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Whitnall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 510 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2014

My son is in special education and could not be in a better place. Mr.Borden should receive the best administrator award for the State. Ms. Daly and Ms. Jones are God sent. The best school I have ever had the privilege to send my child to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

I'm really impressed with WMS. My daughter is in Advanced Placement Classes and is learning REAL skills that will help her in HS or College. i.e. note taking, organization, citations, proper paper writing etc. Could not be happier with our experience there. Teachers are friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. Strong use of technology in the classrooms without taking away from the important human interactions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

I really don't understand how this school has as high of a rating as it does.. if you have a higher intelligence level you are stuck in normal classes. there is one advanced class in the whole school. The teachers are rude and are not very educated.


Posted December 10, 2009

I love Middle School I dont know what is wrong with the people who didnt like it but its an excellent school Mrs. Stadler and Mr. Borden are awesome and all the teachers are really nice I really reccomend WMS
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

my daughter love wms it's the best their or atleast my doughter says so
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2006

My son's social experience at WMS has been a nightmare. This has not been helped by the administration. Prinicipal, Dean of Students and Board seem to differ on bullying/harrassment discipline policies and apply randomly and selectively. Current principal is leaving this spring. No new principal named as yet. We are hoping someone with a firm hand takes the helm! Academically, this is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

I am currently at Whitnall High School, but I did attend the 6th-8th grades at Whitnall Middle School. I would say, in comparison, that the level of education and student/teacher involvement is much better than many other schools in this area. Things may have changed, but I really believe that WMS is a great middle school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 25, 2004

I am not overly pleased with the quality of education that my daughter is receiving in WMS. She is seemingly falling through the cracks, very little involvement from the teachers, kids are not engaged.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
92%

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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students35%
Female42%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant35%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students71%
Female80%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant85%
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 80% 73%
Hispanic 9% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 17%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%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 67%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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School Leader's name
  • Lynn Stadler

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5025 S 116th St
Greenfield, WI 53228
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