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Franklin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 581 students

Franklin Middle School is an inclusive middle school with high expectations.

 

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Posted April 13, 2012

Love this school- transferred my son from Marshall to Franklin to help with his grades, morale, and school issues...BEST choice ever. My son is thriving, has better grades, enjoys his teachers, and likes the school. I'm very pleased with the school in general, and appreciate the teachers and staff there. What a difference its made in my son as well...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My 13 yr old daughter goes there and I think the teachers connect on an awesome level with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

I love my school,all the teachers in your grade know you,even if your not in there class,(house). all the teachers make sure that you dont fail at what we are learning. most of the teachers are in after school programs to help the kids learn nd succed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

Lots of extracurricular activities and parent are involved in everything
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2006

My kids both went to Franklin, now after moving to the eastside to attend Marshall, I realize how good we had it at franklin, the attendance ladies knew you, not just another parent. The teachers were awesome. There were certain ones that would just take any kid who needed it and make sure they knew that they were special.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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 54% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

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

Language Arts

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students59%
Female69%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students40%
Female54%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant40%
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 Students49%
Female46%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled57%
English learners58%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students40%
Female33%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled46%
English learners17%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant40%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students84%
Female78%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities54%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant85%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 78% 73%
Hispanic 11% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%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 73%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Charles Urness
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (608) 743-6010

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Social justice
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Boys' and Girls' Club
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue, Gold
School mascot
  • Falcon
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Janesville, WI 53548
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