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Oak Creek West Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 511 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2009

this school is the best my favorite teacher is mrs higgins she is very funny
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2009

I LOVE west middle school! It has a lot of really awesome activities like the JSN club and drama! I ESPECIALLY love the field trips for the JSN club, especially the tubing one!!! The teachers are really great, especially Ms. Dethloff and Mrs. Hejdak! I think that anyone who goes here will agree, West IS the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

This school totally rocks! My daughter is making awesome friends and told me she actually 'loves homework'! She is getting A's, loves the diversity, and is jammin' on her spanish skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

my daughter goes here and she loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

Oak Creek West Middle is an excellent school! I was a little concern in the beginning thinking that my child wouldn't like the school and that she would be drown in homework. Overrall everything is going very well for her and the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

Oak Creek West Middle School is a wonderful school. I believe at one time there was to much homework and large projects to be done at home. But the parents address the issue and this pass year was wonderful. We would like to see the target classes being extra help for that subject and not a class to give additional homework out because that is just added stress for the child when he is at home. I know being a middle school it is more difficult to plan field trips, but I know that would be something we would like to see more of if possible. We feel the Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities is wonderful. The teachers are very involved and really do watch out for the students We feel Oak Creek West Middle School is wonderful school for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

This school is one of the best schools in the Oak Creek/ Franklin Area. The teachers are very committed and my daughter enjoys her classes. I've never had a problem asking the teachers to help my daughter in different ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

Very poor leadership. Poor accountability. Principal says he thinks it's unusual for a parent to ask for special needs testing for child. Principal refuses to answer certain questions. School staff need sensitivity training. Staff ignores questions and complaints submitted in writing.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students52%
Female50%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian84%
Hispanic22%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students35%
Female40%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asian54%
Hispanic6%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled37%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant35%
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 Students34%
Female30%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian40%
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled37%
English learners0%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant34%

Reading

All Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian25%
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled36%
English learners0%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant34%
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 Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled77%
English learners20%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant68%

Math

All Students50%
Female50%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled56%
English learners0%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students44%
Female53%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities5%
Not disabled49%
English learners0%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities47%
Not disabled90%
English learners47%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities69%
Not disabled93%
English learners67%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant90%
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 64% 73%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Asian 8% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 7% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 10%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 61%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

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  • Michael Maxson
Fax number
  • (414) 768-6296

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8401 S 13th St
Oak Creek, WI 53154
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