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Bayside Middle School

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Posted April 23, 2012

We spent 7 years with two children at this school. Teaching teams for each grade were great, extremely devoted professionals, and worked very hard to get to know each child. A strong culture of manners and respect. The Principal is willing to consider change and adaptation. We don't understand the angst about having 5th graders in the school - there are plenty of kids who successfully attend K-8 schools... and it was a non issue for both of our kids when they were 5th graders. PTO is entrenched -- if you see things their way, and want things done the way they always have been, great. Stay away if you don't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

The new principal is making a very positive impact and did as much as possible to maintain quality teaching with budget cuts. Teacher-student communication is great. The anti-bullying policy is effective, and cliques are avoided with rotated assigned seating at lunch. Academics are challenging although more could be done to pare down homework to the "basics", such as keeping art projects in art class. There is definitely opportunity for gifted kids to be challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

Good and bad. Too much homework for the kids. I felt like they didn't have time to do anything else. I think the projects get silly. How many things can your kid make with trash? The school does a lot of great field trips. 5th grade in middle school is just wrong. The kids are too young. I love that they have French and Spanish offered and the music programs are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

I am a student at Bayside Middle School and it is a complete honor. There are no bullies at all, honestly. This is an amazing school with a principal who strives, and accomplishes, for this to be a great school. I'm very happy with this school, and I get all A's thanks to my teachers.


Posted January 26, 2010

The principle has done a great job at Bayside. He has really been involved with both students and parents. He is a leader with the kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

Bayside Middle school is a great one because they do everything they can to help. I go here and it is so cool because whenever you need help or are confused the teachers are always there for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2009

The school provides an excellent environment for learning . The teachers constantly keep in touch. The principle is always available for ane question one might have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

A simply excellent education can be had at Bayside, as test scores indicate. A revamped administration, great facilities, and a (mostly) hard working staff contribute to a top notch school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2008

The teachers at this school are always saying how great of a school they are at and it is true. Bayside is a great school. I love Bayside. Their are almost no bullies in my grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

The bullies rule the school and they are the kids of the PTO parents. PTO won't hold meetings at 6:30. School holds orientations and conferences during the day. Horrific community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

I go to this school and it is great! Music class taught me how to read notes, play guitar, and play piano. Art class is a blast and the teacher rocks! I couldn't even tell you how many different sports i learned how to play in P.E. I'm in French, and I love the language. If you spent five minutes at this school you would realize what a wonderful learning environment it is. There's something for everyone. If you are a little below average, there are programs to bring you back up, and if you are above average, there are classes if you need more of a challenge. I just love this school and if you try it out, you will without a doubt agree!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2006

Being a student going to Bayside Middle School, I feel lucky that I can have such a great education with great teachers. With many different extracurricular activities and a very high quality of academic programs, I couldn't ask for a better school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2004

I am consistently amazed at the high standards this school strives to attain despite budget cuts after budget cuts. The teachers and staff continually go out of their way to ensure a top education. Children come first. This is an innovative and creative school where teachers are consistently available to students during lunch hours. It's an open door policy which fosters communication and positive relationships between staff and students and students with students. The school offers not just one language, but two - Spanish and French. This is a great middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 52% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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 54% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students77%
Female70%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled68%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students66%
Female61%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic origin80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students75%
Female70%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic origin70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic origin90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant93%
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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*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

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. Unfortunately, this school didn't provide enough survey responses to generate a climate rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 77% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 14% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 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 9%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 89%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 88%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 99%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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