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Nuestro Mundo

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Posted August 18, 2014

Nuestro Mundo has a so many wonderful changes happening that continue to make it a great school. The new principal is bringing great leadership and innovation. I am so happy to be a part of a charter school that continues to work toward improving how we educate our children. Principal Josh Forehand is a strong, engaged leader. That is what any school needs..Nuestro Mundo Community School is a great place for kids and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

Our daughter is a Nuestro Mundo graduate (K-5). She just started middle school in San Jose, CA. and has made honor roll each grading period. On her last report card she received 5 As and 1 B. She has friends from diverse cultures and they converse in Spanish. Her perspective is global and she is very compassionate towards diversity and staunchly resists injustice. We contribute our daughter's academic successes and ghumane perspectives to her experiences at Nuestro Mundo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2013

This school is not what I expected. The communication with the staff is non-existent. There are many great schools in the Madison area, a lot of which offer dual language as an option, take my advice and opt for that instead! I have had bad experiences with this school since the beginning but made the mistake of telling myself to "hang in there - things will improve." Unfortunately, I was wrong. I only wish I had pulled my child out when they were in kindergarten or 1st so they could have had a chance at a better school with higher educational progress and success. Do not make the same mistake I made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

Not that great of a school which is why the 3/10 ranking. Very few parents are involved. Principal shouldn't be working in a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

I have worked in many other schools in the United States and Mexico and I have not experienced the level of commitment that parents have for their child's education until I got to Nuestro Mundo. I feel fortunate to work at Nuestro Mundo because of the families and the staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 12, 2008

NMCS is setting a standard for education in our community and our state. Parental involvement is welcomed and encouraged in meaningful ways. The children are all treated as individuals and encouraged to excel. The relationships with staff are on a first name basis. Questions, concerns and issues are addressed in a caring and respectful way. Educational success is a priority but as in life, the journey is just as important as the destination. NMCS offers a path not commonly taken- yet. Our community and children are the better for its existence Libbey Ortiz Meister, parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

NMCS is the best thing that could have happened to Madison. It has allowed me as a single parent to give my daughter a wonderful education. It has given my child a new confidence... She knows that this school is special and doesn't take if for granted. Thank you to all the teachers who have taken education to a new level. Not to mention the incredible parental involement. Thanks for this opportunity :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

NMCS is a blessing to our district. Students have achieved high academic outcomes. Our school differs from traditional learning models in that socio-economic status and having English as a second language, are Not predictors of academic success. Students are learning in a true bicultural atmosphere, which fosters a healthy level of respect among students. The charter school designation allows educators to incorporate innovative teaching methods which help the school achieve their successful outcomes. We have a tremendously high level of parent involvement through our Site Leadership Council among both native Spanish and English dominant families. Translation equipment is available to promote effective communication for all. This school offers the best opportunities and outcomes for our traditionally underserved populations and deserves a high level of community support and continued support from district administration and the Board of Education.
—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 49% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
44%
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 75% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
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 50% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students26%
Female14%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled27%
English learners14%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant26%

Reading

All Students11%
Female9%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled10%
English learners0%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant11%
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%
Female68%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners58%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students38%
Female27%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners29%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students27%
Female36%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners10%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant27%

Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners67%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female95%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners90%
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students37%
Female32%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students32%
Female32%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant32%
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
Hispanic 65% 10%
White, not Hispanic 24% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 2% 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
Female 147%N/A48%
Disabled students 28%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 266%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 256%N/A6%
Male 153%N/A52%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 65%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 41%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 86%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Josh Forehand
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0364

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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