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Sherman Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 443 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2013

Sherman was one of the few schools in Madison with a free and reduced rate if 78% that met expectations according to the new school report cards. Great diverse school to attend.
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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 47% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students22%
Female27%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled26%
English learners2%
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant22%

Reading

All Students18%
Female22%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled22%
English learners0%
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant18%
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 Students35%
Female36%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic origin26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities12%
Not disabled39%
English learners17%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant35%

Reading

All Students23%
Female32%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled26%
English learners5%
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant23%
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 Students46%
Female51%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin39%
Asian50%
Hispanic21%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled55%
English learners24%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant46%

Math

All Students29%
Female30%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic origin17%
Asian35%
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities4%
Not disabled35%
English learners6%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant29%

Reading

All Students21%
Female23%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asian14%
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities4%
Not disabled25%
English learners3%
Proficient in English27%
Not migrant21%

Science

All Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic origin52%
Asian71%
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities13%
Not disabled69%
English learners33%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female76%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic origin61%
Asian79%
Hispanic46%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled80%
English learners50%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant68%
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 31% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 28% 10%
Hispanic 25% 10%
Multiracial 9% 2%
Asian 8% 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 72%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 26%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 72%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Michael Hernandez
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0501

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
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