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Gerritts Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 678 students

 
 

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Posted June 19, 2014

Good on paper, but inside is not actually a particularly good school. My child exited 8th grade without knowing how write an actual 'paper' with cited sources, a works cited page, MLA format, etc., nor was he instructed on grammar outside the basics, like nouns and verbs. He seemingly spent the entire year in language arts making posters, writing poems, and writing 'stories'. I'm not sure he read a single piece of quality literature, either. Completely inappropriate for middle schoolers - they should not be doing this stuff as freshmen for the first time ever. I do think the teachers and principal here are very nice, well-meaning people. My son will remember them fondly for being positive role-models and great mentors. However, the instructional methods and curriculum need to change for this to be an effective school. Less fluff would be an excellent way to begin.
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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 47% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
96%

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

Language Arts

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities15%
Not disabled72%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students47%
Female54%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%
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 Students73%
Female82%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities33%
Not disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students70%
Female68%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities13%
Not disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students44%
Female51%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic origin90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities57%
Not disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic origin90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities47%
Not disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%
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 93% 73%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 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 9%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%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 89%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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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Kimberly, WI 54136
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