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Nuestro Mundo

Charter | K-5 | 269 students

 

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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 50% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
70%
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 77% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
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 52% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students39%
Female34%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners32%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students22%
Female22%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners9%
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant22%
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 Students69%
Female62%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled71%
English learners48%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students43%
Female24%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled42%
English learners22%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students32%
Female29%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled34%
English learners9%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant32%

Science

All Students69%
Female57%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled68%
English learners57%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female66%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learners70%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant73%
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 Students16%
Female6%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant16%

Reading

All Students13%
Female19%
Male9%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant13%
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

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
Disabled students 8%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 56%N/A6%
Source: 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
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  • (608) 204-0364

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