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Audubon Technology & Communication Middle School

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Posted May 4, 2010

Audubon is an excellent school. The teachers are very professional. Students are able to take many technology classes and our band is awesome. Audubon offers a very good special education program.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

Fabulous, safe school with up to date technology that the students use on a daily basis. I would highly recommend this school to parents.


Posted March 24, 2010

this school is awsome because we learn alot while having fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2009

I am a student in that school next year I will be leaving. Out of all of my three school years in Audubon, the news to me has Been noting but positive. Audubon has many different varieties of activities music, computers and my favorite, the schools announcements. I recommend it. It has also been voted the most safest middle school in milwaukee
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2008

My daugther loves the school , teachers and personal are excellent !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

Great school! Great teachers that interact with the parents closely in order to help students achieve in school.
—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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students10%
Female12%
Male9%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled13%
English learners8%
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students6%
Female5%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled7%
English learners0%
Proficient in English8%
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students9%
Female4%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic2%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled10%
English learners0%
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant9%

Reading

All Students9%
Female4%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin17%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled10%
English learners0%
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant9%
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 Students43%
Female56%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled53%
English learners26%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students13%
Female10%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin8%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled16%
English learners4%
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant13%

Reading

All Students18%
Female12%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled23%
English learners0%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students52%
Female49%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic origin36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled62%
English learners40%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant52%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female68%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic origin48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled71%
English learners48%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant59%
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

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Academic rating
5 / 10
Climate rating
2 / 10

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Reading growth
Above average

*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Promoting high academic expectations for all students.

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Supporting its teachers.

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Informing and including families.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 14% 10%
White, not Hispanic 14% 73%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 28%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 100%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Jesse R Mazur
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Middle School Safe School District Award (2009)
  • State commendation for Project Lead the Way (2009)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Technology
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drum line
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:48 am
School end time
  • 3:48 pm
School Leader's name
  • Jesse Mazur
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (414) 902-7815

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Vocational education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Engineering

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • softball
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Drum line
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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Hamilton High School
Pulaski High School
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