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Merrill Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 413 students

 
 

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Posted March 9, 2006

I have had several children attend Merrill. The teachers and parents make an admirable effort, but falls short. The teachers for the most part do care about each student. The parent group tries to do what it can, but is dependent on one or two members to carry the load. You never seem to know what is going on at the school. There is a terrible lack of communication between the school and parents. A newsletter here and there just doesn't cover it.
—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 54% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

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

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
82%

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

Language Arts

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

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

All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students26%
Female23%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian/Pacific Islander19%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant26%
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 Students37%
Female43%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled42%
English learners0%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students27%
Female35%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander15%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled31%
English learners0%
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant27%
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 Students61%
Female77%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students37%
Female42%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander9%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities66%
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female87%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities61%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 76% 73%
Asian 12% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 7%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 74%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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Oshkosh, WI 54901
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