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Toki Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 511 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 29, 2013

I hate Toki Middle School, the teachers don't know how to handle a class and they don't know how to teach, I learned NOTHING in my two years there and I am elated that I am finally going to a different school. Most students that go to Toki have behavioral issues but Toki doesn't have enough teachers to handle them, and there are way too many students per teacher. This year two of the teachers that were actually good teachers are leaving making the school an even worse place to be. The Unified Arts department is under funded and when I went there the orchestra room was a tiny room at the back of the school, they have moved the orchestra room but now both the orchestra and choir are in the are in the same room. I highly advise parents not to send their child/ren there.


Posted December 1, 2012

Toki Middle School provided my 3 children with life experiences that cannot be found in schools catering to homogeneous populations. My children learned to appreciate perspectives different from their own and to feel confident in themselves and in expressing their opinions. They developed a good sense of community and a respect for others with whom thet may have not otherwise worked with socially or academically. Their stanardized test scores were high...although it may be difficult to tell from the school's average. Their social and academdic transition to high school was smooth and they were well prepared to deal with added pressure on both levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

The teachers are absolutely fantastic, each and every one of them. I am pleasantly surprised by the school spirit at Toki! My daughter loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2011

I have had three children over 9 years attend Toki. My first child had a great experience-the teachers were incredible, all students were held to high standards, and the Principal and Support Staff were highly regarded. Over the years the leadership has changed so much, that most of the excellent, experienced staff and support staff have left or have been reassigned. It is now an NCLB "school in need of improvement" and we considered applying to other schools with our youngest. However, she loves her teachers, most of whom are very young, but it is obvious that the expectations for ALL students academically and behaviorally is not at all at the level it was for my oldest. It is now trying to adapt a specific curricular model...probably at the expense of the quality of behavior and low reading scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

great, enthusiastic staff. We just went to back to school night and I was very impressed with curriculum/expectations and the staff . Very happy 6th grade parent. My daughter loves going to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I have had 3 children complete middle school at Toki and two more are there now. All 5 children have received a very good education. Most of the staff is hard working, dedicated and make learning interesting. One son required extensive special education services. The team was great! It made a big difference for him. There are lots of after-school activities for kids who are interested. I love that it's mutlicultural (race, income, religion). We have choosen to continued to send our kids there dispite other options. No regrets!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Poor as far as Learning Disabled Dept. Too many students per teacher. Poor behavior among student body, very disrespectful, would not recommend it
—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.

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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 54% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students36%
Female30%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic origin3%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled42%
English learners5%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students27%
Female23%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin3%
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic13%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled32%
English learners0%
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant27%
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 Students50%
Female41%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled53%
English learners11%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students40%
Female38%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islander34%
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled42%
English learners5%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant40%
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 Students55%
Female68%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled67%
English learners14%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant55%

Math

All Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic origin3%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled48%
English learners7%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled48%
English learners7%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin41%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled88%
English learners50%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic origin42%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled88%
English learners57%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%
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 51% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 23% 10%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian 9% 4%
Multiracial 5% 2%
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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 12%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 73%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 95%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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