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Walden III Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 247 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted March 7, 2008

my daughter is graduating this year and bound for uw-milwaukee. walden has been the best thing that ever happened to her. excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

My son recently graduated from the 8th grade at Walden, and both my husband and I couldn't have been more than proud. He received an excellent education from caring and inspirational teachers. We look forward for him to complete his high school years at Walden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

My daughter is in the 7th grade now at Walden and it has been a great experience. There were challenges moving from a traditional RUSD school to Walden initially in the 6th grade because the work load is more intense. The teachers are great, they let the students use their imaginations and work on many projects throughout the year. There is no worry of violence or bullying at Walden, it's just not allowed. The students have a responsibility to themselves as well as the other students. They reflect all that is Walden. It is a community. Anyone interested should know that out of the approx 150 applications rec'vd for 6th grade there are only about 75 slots. Apply early (Jan-Feb).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2004

This is my daughter's second year at Walden III Middle School. This is a wonderful school and its small size promotes a family atmosphere. The teachers are exceptional in their abilities to relate to and instruct the students. The staff encourages the students to expand their imaginations and to be self-reliant. The school's policy requires tolerance of other's differences and self-responsibility. I would highly recommend this school to any student who values a good education in a smaller and less restrictive environment.
—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 54% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students38%
Female37%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students41%
Female39%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students58%
Female56%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 62% 73%
Hispanic 23% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 9% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 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 7%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 100%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 63%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 99%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Robert Holzem
Fax number
  • (262) 664-6255

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