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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 47% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled64%
English learners13%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students50%
Female59%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities20%
Not disabled57%
English learners6%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant50%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities31%
Not disabled68%
English learners13%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities30%
Not disabled57%
English learners0%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant52%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic origin32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities23%
Not disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities23%
Not disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic origin44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic origin48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities68%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%
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

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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

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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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