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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 47% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

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

All Students21%
Female15%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin25%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled24%
English learners17%
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant21%

Reading

All Students17%
Female20%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled19%
English learners0%
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant17%
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 Students37%
Female43%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled41%
English learners15%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students28%
Female33%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled31%
English learners0%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant28%
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%
Female59%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asian56%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled62%
English learners35%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students32%
Female37%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian38%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled43%
English learners15%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant32%

Reading

All Students30%
Female44%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic origin15%
Asian25%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled40%
English learners5%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic origin59%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled81%
English learners55%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female74%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic origin56%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities32%
Non-disabled84%
English learners60%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant70%
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

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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