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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 54% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled61%
English learners28%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant57%

Reading

All Students24%
Female28%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled26%
English learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant24%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled49%
English learners7%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students42%
Female44%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled46%
English learners7%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant42%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled71%
English learners30%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic origin14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled42%
English learners10%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled38%
English learners0%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant35%

Science

All Students77%
Female72%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled82%
English learners60%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female85%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic origin65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Non-disabled87%
English learners50%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant85%
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

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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