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Potosi Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 68 students

 
 

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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 47% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students35%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant35%

Reading

All Students35%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
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 Students69%
Female55%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students47%
Female36%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%
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%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Math

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%

Science

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
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 96% 73%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Hispanic 0% 10%
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 25%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 78%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 30%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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128 Highway 61 N
Potosi, WI 53820
Phone: (608) 763-2162

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