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Walden Iii Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 247 students

 
 

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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 47% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
41%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

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

All Students70%
Female55%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students53%
Female46%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant53%
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 Students42%
Female36%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students47%
Female55%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant75%

Math

All Students72%
Female80%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students53%
Female67%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
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 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 basics

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

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