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Gilmore Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 738 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2014

I am sad to see such poor reviews for this school. My son had a very good time here for his middle school years. They have one of the best music programs in the district and there are a lot of great teachers and Ann amazing principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2011

This school is the best school I have EVER went to! I just graduated last year so now I am a Freshman in High School. The teachers are AMAZING & I met SO many lifelong friends! I came from a private school in 6th Grade and I was TERRIFIED to go here because of its reputation, but DONT be it's not what everyone expects it to be, Take my advice not from people who went here a long time ago. I had a choice to go to that school and I stayed there and if I had a choice I would go back in time and start my all 3 years there over again. Yes there is some kids tht swear and stuff but its how YOU raise your kid to make good choices. I got honor roll all 4 quartes, NJHS, District honors and many other things. They have a lock in or 8th graders WHICH IS SAFE, 8th grade trip and many more fun activities like 8th grade dance, its SO much fun and no the schools not full of ghetto eople again YOU raise your kid not gilmore. The dances are alot of fun aoso! theres also dances for all grades just one special one where you and wear a dress and stuff(: BEST decision of my life! BRING YOUR KID HERE! You wont be disapointed! the counsler and everything are amazing to! help you through ALOT!


Posted March 21, 2010

I am disappointed to see such poor reviews of Gilmore. Majority of teachers are GREAT! Administration backs the teachers and really tries to work with the students, unlike some other schools. As far as homework, do some research that supports not giving homework..pretty eye opening.


Posted January 20, 2010

Don't blame the teachers, take some accountability as parents as to your kid's behavior in school. Spend time AT our child's school, you will be shocked. And Middle School age kids are NOT adults, they have a LOT of growing up to do. This school is out of control, administration has zero control of these kids and don't back up the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

I am ready to pull my child out of GMS. They are getting NO education at all. My son does not come home with any homework becouse the teachers do not no how to handle the kids. My son has also over heard some things that i would NEVER have him hear...especialy from a teacher! Mr. Brown is wonderful, he does all of his duties and you can tell he cares about his job and the kids. I am in a sticky situations and i have no idea what to do. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

I have yet to find some form of unity amoung instructors and assistants. No one seems to want to be accountable or interested in recifying some poor ethis and behaviors.. 'Oh there just kids' no! They are young adults and what you allow them to do they will accept as 'OK!' stand up and address the issues of foul and disrespectful acts.. I don't allow my child to behave this way, when he sees this it causes conflict and confusion in my directives. Not only that but we all know how cruel chidren can be! his politeness and kind hearted acts will be ridiculed and made a mochary of. This in no reward for any child. They will want to be accepted and if Foul and disrespected acts are what is being accepted !!! Then it will be the social norm eventualy.. I say NIPP IT! In The Bud....


Posted September 6, 2009

the teachers arent the best and the students are disrespectful i think its a bad learning enviornment
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

I think this is one of the best schools I have ever been too!! They have great teachers and really nice studentes well some can be snotty but thats how all schools are! This school may have bad reputation but it is really a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2008

This is the first public school my children are being sent to. Up to the point they were homeschooled. I have to say that there are some teachers that are absolutely awesome and give 200% for their students. There are also those who let the challenging students get the best of them and that reflects on how they treat the other students. The biggest complaint of my children are the students that don't take school seriously at all, bully the teachers and goof off in class because they know there are limited disciplines the teachers can do. Parents need to realize their behavior is mimicked by their children. If there is a problem with a student or teacher, address it with the school quickly but fairly. This will improve the attitude of the student as well as the environment of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

I honestly Do not like this school. I would rather be home schooled then go here. There are too many fights and the staff needs to learn how to control that.They need to learn how to pervent bulling. Parents consider that if you want to send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I love this school! Everyone is so nice and the teaches are all nice also!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

i love this school. there are great teachers and students there. this school has lots of resources fro larning. this school is the best school even though it has a dresscode. this would be a perfect schol for your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2008

I go to this school. And I think it's a really good school.Because all the teachers there are trying to teach you to be reasponsible.The teachers and the principles are just wonderful.And when I go to high school I will remember that they taught me something. And I just want to thank them for all they are gonna do for the kids there and I. So thank you Gilmore Middle School and Staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

terrible terrible school. It is completely out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

I didn't want to send my son to this school, but was unable to leave the district at this time. Before the next school year I will be moving to a better school district. I don't think the uniforms have anything to do with the quality of the school, when watching the kids leave you see they still have their own style no matter what. Also the behavior of the kids as they leave bothers me as they are very loud, obnoxious and rough. I don't believe it the blame all falls on staff, as I have talked to the teachers and many do care about the children, and I have seen them outside watching before and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

I was thrilled when the uniforms came about this year. But my overall rating is a solid F otherwise. Look at the test scores for this school. My child is doing great, but it does not have much at all to do with this school.....I am moving him out, if I want my son to listen to the hallway talk, I would rent him rated X movies. school is out of control with the kids with Parents that do not care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2006

Gilmore Middle School has made great strides in the past year to change its reputation and work with the kids who need discipline, direction and guidance. This year, our new principal has helped restore pride and confidence in the kids. I do not worry about safety, and while there are still some kids who don't belong at Gilmore - the principal and staff are striving to make it clear that disrespect will not be tolerated. They have added exciting extracurricular activies this year, and Education America, a wonderful program, has also helped lift Gilmore's reputation in the community. We have great kids! And there are awesome teachers at Gilmore who take extra steps to make sure our kids are safe and learning what they need. Gilmore is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

Its in the parenting, not the school! My son is doing fine here with straight A's. To be honest thought, the school has serious problems. He has came through it fine, but Im glad we are leaving. Staff has no spine and lets the kids walk all over them. They teach a few and let most of the problems move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2004

The schhool is out of control. It's very violent. Alot of bad fights and disrespect to athority.
—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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%
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 Students18%
Female21%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled22%
English learners5%
Proficient in English20%
Non-migrant18%

Reading

All Students13%
Female17%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin24%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled17%
English learners0%
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant13%
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 Students24%
Female31%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled31%
English learners16%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant24%

Reading

All Students19%
Female27%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled25%
English learners3%
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant19%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled45%
English learners23%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students12%
Female9%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin25%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled16%
English learners2%
Proficient in English15%
Non-migrant12%

Reading

All Students20%
Female19%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled26%
English learners4%
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant20%

Science

All Students47%
Female44%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled57%
English learners31%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant47%

Social Studies

All Students57%
Female55%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled69%
English learners33%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant57%
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 35% 73%
Hispanic 32% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 31% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 23%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 18%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 57%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 31%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 95%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Kevin Brown
Fax number
  • (262) 635-5687

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