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Jerstad-Agerholm Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 692 students

 
 

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Posted August 5, 2009

I love it nice teachers. Iys very clean in the classrooms, restrooms1
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2009

I love Jerstad...My child has done exceptionally well there..Honor roll, involved in sports, extra curricular activities..great teachers...!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

Jerstad-Agerholm is a public city middle school of over 700 students. In 2008, things did seem to slip on the administration side. This year there is a new principal who really supports the school, staff and administration and she also knows how to get things done. Much has improved this year. Parental involvement can still be a problem, but you have to look at where the student population comes from. There is a smaller, but very active PTSA at the school which enhances the experience for the students. The principal has stated she would like to be at JAMS for a while-more than the year we were getting from the previous 4 principals! Support this school and give it a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

This is a quality school. The administration does its best. Some of the children that attend have no parental involvement and that can creat an issue but the administrators here handle it well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

The kids run the school. If you want your child to attend a school that is out of control, attend this one.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 22, 2008

Jerstad-Agerholm Middle School use to be a good school. My oldest child attended this school for three years with no problems. But now my second child has had nothing but problems at this school, I nor my child has no support from this school, they are being bullied and all the school staff states is how my child needs to be careful as to how he reacts to others. So it is okay for other students to hit and push him all because he he might of said HI to another student and staff says that he might of used a strange tone of voice. I don't believe that there are any decent schools in Racine, Wisconsin anymore. If you are considering a school in Racine, my suggestion is Walden or Private all the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Jerstad-Agerholm Middle School is a good school. I feel that most of the teachers and staff really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
71%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students19%
Female15%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled22%
English learners12%
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant19%

Reading

All Students22%
Female21%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled24%
English learners6%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant22%
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 Students25%
Female19%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled28%
English learners19%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%

Reading

All Students18%
Female20%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic2%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled20%
English learners5%
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant18%
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 Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled55%
English learners26%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students23%
Female18%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled25%
English learners8%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant23%

Reading

All Students19%
Female21%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled21%
English learners4%
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled76%
English learners51%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled70%
English learners44%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant66%
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 46% 73%
Hispanic 27% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 24% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
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 17%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 12%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 70%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Racine, WI 53402
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