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Montello Jr/Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 312 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2013

In a small community that has parents that are very involved with the kids and school. We take education and sports very seriously. But being a small community can also have it's downfalls. Money to afford the things that will make our children able to compete with larger areas with more funds. This money would help with the things we can't afford. The only complaint I have about the school is that if you have a family that has been here forever or should I say that certain last name, that child you get special privileges in all areas. But I guess small towns are like that. But that's not always the teachers fault, just the way it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

i only rate this 5 because of mrs. elenbecker. with out her the school would have nothing she is one of the best teachers ever. if you are looking into the arts, she is the one to get you into ANYTHING. she puts all her heart (litteraly) into her job. and really cares about people and wants eveyone to have the best because we are the best. she says. if mrs. Eleft i would too
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2005

It is apparent in the level of writing skill (or lack thereof) which of the prior posts are relevant. Montello is a relatively empoverished, small, rural community with limited resources and in that context I believe this school does a very good job. There has been a transition at the District Administrator level as well as the Principal and both gentlemen have been quite well received by the community and their staff. Parental involvement in Montello Schools is a shortcoming. The local culture here is not one of embracing your child's school so much as defending your child when the school tries to 'do something' to them. Children will succeed in Montello if they are cooperative and willing to try, if they have troubles with conformity and lack a respect for authority or are discouraged by parents they will have much less of a chance to succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2005

I'm offering this as one students perspective on Montello High School. A previous poster suggested this as a school where only the smart will thrive. I was doing so bad in that school I was forced between dropping out or graduating a year and a half late. I choose to drop out and get my HSED, where I graduated head of the class, and now I'm in a state college for IT. Montello High School failed me and the majority of my friends; who, dispite failing out of their classes at Montello High also went on to recieve higher education and enter managment level positions in various companies. Mrs. Ellenbecker and the late Mr. Day were shining examples of what teachers can and should be. There may be some others in the school that fall prone to stereotyping and generally fail to try with some students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2004

I feel if your child has needs the school does not do all they can do for them. They say they do. They even say the kids arent applying themself. But it is them that have fallen short. There has been 2 exceptional teachers there that have cared. Mr. Sauld and Mrs.Stelter. Very awesome. If your child is smart they do well in Montello. If they have any need they fall way short. And its to bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

Mrs. Ellenbecker is the best art teacher in the world, She puts all her effort into art. She is always trying to help people. Everybody loves her. Ms. Massz is also a great teacher. I love the way she teaches. She is so smart. She makes everythink make sense.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2004

I think the teachers at Montello want the students to excel in whatever their future career might be. The students are alright. I tink their parents should be more involved in the childs everyday life. The students dont really care what type of grades they get but the teachers push them so they will. They make school fun. Our new principle i htink has made an improvement i our school. He is very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2004

it was the best time of my life and i would love to say that Ms. Wood, Mrs. Ellenbecker, and Mrs. Weber are the best teachers.
—Submitted by a student


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 47% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
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 70% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

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

All Students47%
Female31%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students36%
Female19%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%
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 Students59%
Female72%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Math

All Students33%
Female28%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students22%
Female22%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Not migrant22%

Science

All Students69%
Female78%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Math

All Students26%
Female32%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Not migrant26%

Reading

All Students36%
Female40%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled36%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%

Science

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female72%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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 93% 73%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Asian 0% 4%
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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 61%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 40%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

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

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)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chuck Harsh
Fax number
  • (608) 297-9390

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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Montello, WI 53949
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