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Black Hawk Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 380 students

 
 

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Posted March 2, 2010

My child is considered to be one of the top students in his class. He has flourished since graduating from elementary school to the Middle School. Teachers are eager to help him find challenges, and there are plenty of both social and scholastic extra-curricular activities. The gifted studies coordinator should be a bit more aggressive about pushing outside program opportunities, but other than that, I'm very pleased with their ability to keep him interested and challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

I went to this school last year for 6th grade and i really didnt like it, then i moved away and i realized that it was a pretty good school, it was boring like i found my new school to be and when you found some good friends they stuck with you
—Submitted by a student


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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students24%
Female25%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled27%
English learners3%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant24%

Reading

All Students20%
Female22%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled23%
English learners0%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant20%
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 Students28%
Female29%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin11%
Asian/Pacific Islander26%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled38%
English learners9%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant28%

Reading

All Students29%
Female30%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled41%
English learners5%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant29%
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 Students35%
Female41%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled39%
English learners25%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant35%

Math

All Students23%
Female27%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled28%
English learners15%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant23%

Reading

All Students17%
Female20%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled21%
English learners5%
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant17%

Science

All Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic origin51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled75%
English learners50%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female71%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic origin46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled71%
English learners45%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant63%
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 33% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 30% 10%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Asian 13% 4%
Multiracial 9% 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
Disabled students 21%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 22%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 86%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 39%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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