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Deer Creek Intermediate School

Public | 4-8 | 375 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

Deer Creek Intermediate School in St. Francis WI has one of the best that I have come across in helping students with special needs, The programs vary, the kids don't feel left out or regular day to day classes. It is a shame The Milwaukee Public schools do not do this well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

My son just entered the sixth grade this year. The year has only just begun but I have to say that Iike how all of his teachers this year have given out their contact info and had made it easy to be in touch with them if we have any questions or concerns. Like I said early in the year but still far so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

My daughter attends Deer Creek, in the open enrollment program. The principle and teachers are wonderful. (especially the science teacher) I am fortunate to have a daughter who likes school and gets excellant grades... I credit some of that to her teachers, who, make learning fun. The principal has made positive updates to the building.... If I were to comment on improvement, it would be to have to do with the water issues with the basement and adding central air. (they might have done it already?) I would also like to mention that I was dissappointed when they had let go of a teacher who's licence was not updated. When this information was aquired, they had the teacher instantly tell the children (while crying) and made him leave immediately. Most children (including mine) left school that day crying also. Any negative comments mentioned is nothing compaired to the positive opinion I have about Deer Creek and it's wonderful staff. I would recommend Deer Creek to parents who is looking for a great school to send their children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

I think that this school has improvedmy 13 year olds education greatly and I will continue to send my son here for 8th grade. and my son dose seem to be getting the challenges he needs. Also the teachers there seem to be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

The schools seem ok, but rather than trying to solve small disputes between kids they call the police. Who are Zero Tolerance so if you have a troubled kid keep them away from these schools . Thank god I got my youngest out of there this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I used to go here about two years ago, in my personal experience it was an okay school. The main issue I had at DC was that I wasn't getting any challenging classes at all. I never had homework and getting an A+ was just too easy. DC is located in a nice area, with the forest in the back. In terms of recess space it was larger which I enjoyed. The only problem I ever had here was when they removed some equipment and did not put anything in its place. All and all this wasn't a bad school, but some things could have been better during my time there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2008

the staff at this school are great my daughter has been going there for years and all her teachers were great except one but anyway my children and i love this school and love this distrect
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

I think deer creek middle school is the best! The teachers really care about their students. Very helpful.My daughters teachers are always willing to help. Glad to be part of such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

I think what they are trying to do for next year is wrong. Your kids won't be able to walk to school. They are splittling the grade school up so 1 school is going to be for K4-5 and the other 5-8 and we said no but the school said they are going to do it anyway. I making a lot of people unhappy. I will have 2 kids, 1 going to each school and there is not alot of parking at each school if I could I would sent my kids somewhere else.
—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.

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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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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 52% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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 54% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled68%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant64%

Math

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students31%
Female36%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant31%

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students45%
Female52%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students27%
Female43%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant27%
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 Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students45%
Female36%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant45%
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 Students54%
Female65%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled63%
English learners20%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students29%
Female40%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled37%
English learners0%
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant29%
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 Students45%
Female50%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students31%
Female32%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%

Reading

All Students29%
Female37%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant29%

Science

All Students77%
Female81%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities60%
Non-disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%
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

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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 70% 73%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 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 17%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 10%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 77%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%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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  • Guy Powell
Fax number
  • (414) 482-8406

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3680 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Saint Francis, WI 53235
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