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O'Keeffe Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 465 students

 

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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 54% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

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 49% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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 61% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled60%
English learners14%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled51%
English learners0%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant44%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant62%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic origin38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled76%
English learners28%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled65%
English learners14%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled52%
English learners0%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students77%
Female81%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic origin59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled91%
English learners50%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic origin66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled94%
English learners71%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%
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
White, not Hispanic 55% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 19% 10%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Asian 4% 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 19%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 11%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 80%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 99%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kay Enright
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0561

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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