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James Wright Middle School

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2 stars

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Posted July 29, 2014

i'm a dedicated mother of a 14 year old daughter. And have been known from staff members as a mother who cares about her daughters education. I have never met a group of adults who were so unprofessional and immature like JCW staff. You and the students are treated different depending on race/ethnicity and popularity. Not to mention the principal, i can't tell you how many voicemails were left to have her attention on certain matters that were going on the school and never received a call back, and note that this is not coming only from me but from other parents. Out of all the teachers that my daughter has had to work with i would say 2 cared about their job!! Police are constantly in and out of the school and surrounding building. If you are a dedicated mother as i am with my daughter you will think twice about having your child(ren) attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2013

I know this are a very great school just fall short so as parents and teachers we need to come as one and make it right thats a must
—Submitted by a parent


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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 47% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
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 Students9%
Female13%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled11%
English learners5%
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant9%

Reading

All Students10%
Female15%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic origin11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled13%
English learners3%
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant10%
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 Students21%
Female23%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled26%
English learners6%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant21%

Reading

All Students16%
Female26%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled21%
English learners8%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant16%
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 Students27%
Female23%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled32%
English learners14%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students13%
Female11%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled14%
English learners5%
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant13%

Reading

All Students10%
Female6%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic origin16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled14%
English learners0%
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students47%
Female33%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic origin52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled50%
English learners27%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female50%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled65%
English learners46%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant58%
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 48% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 29% 10%
White, not Hispanic 13% 73%
Asian 6% 4%
Multiracial 3% 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
Female 147%N/A48%
Disabled students 222%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 288%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 247%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 71%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 92%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Angela Crawford
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0547

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