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Whitehorse Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 453 students

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2011

I attended this when it was still Herbert Schenk School in 1962-1963 school years. I was in 8th grade science first thing in the morning when we heard the news that JFK was shot! Dear Mr. M was such an incredible science teacher!


Posted November 30, 2010

I was a student at Whitehorse Middle School, and I can speak to my experience before 2003. I had amazing teachers, most of whom have unfortunately retired. However, I would not discount this school based on a few news stories. The teachers cared a lot about student success, and it was a great school to go to!


Posted January 24, 2009

I love this school, the teachers care a lot! There's plenty of leadership, you nutso. Actually its pretty hight at the barrel. There is a lot of schools way worse than this one.


Posted November 10, 2007

This is a very low performing school. Read the test scores. No leadership. Teachers that no loner care. Bottom of the barrel.
—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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students32%
Female29%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled36%
English learners11%
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant32%

Reading

All Students33%
Female33%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled37%
English learners0%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant33%
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 Students34%
Female38%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin3%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled37%
English learners5%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant34%

Reading

All Students35%
Female42%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic origin6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled39%
English learners5%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant35%
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 Students51%
Female63%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled55%
English learners35%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students36%
Female42%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled41%
English learners18%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students30%
Female38%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled34%
English learners12%
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities55%
Non-disabled75%
English learners59%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled79%
English learners77%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 55% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 21% 10%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Asian 3% 4%
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
Disabled students 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 15%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 79%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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