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South Milwaukee Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 714 students

 

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Posted October 11, 2013

My daughter is just starting out in the toddler programs, and so far I love this school. My favorite things about this school: MMS is constantly pushing themselves to stay relevant in the worlds of science and technology and I find that to be very impressive. The teachers are always friendly and willing to do anything to help make my daughter's day better and are always doing something special for her. Every morning, staff is there to greet students as they walk in- sometimes, the principle too. The staff knows all of the kids names, and I love that. They put safety as a top priority- I don't worry about my child once she's through the front door as I feel they have taken great measures to ensure that she's out of harms way. The building is clean, bright, and well organized. The play area is stunning, and summertime activities are the best of any summer program that I've ever seen or heard of. I'm looking forward to many years with my daughter at this school. My only tiny issue is that the location can be frustrating to get to with the current construction happening all around it, but I'd drive to the ends of the earth to give my daughter the best educations so I just deal with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

My child has special needs and this school is terrible for special needs children. The teachers dont take time with the students and alot of kids there are just not controlled and have bad attitudes.My child will not be attending again next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

As with anything in life, you get out of it what you put in. I attended SMMS and found it to be full of very good teachers who loved their job. There are many extra curriculars and co-curiculars available, both in academics and sports. Parents need to be there to push there children to particpate in activities. It is too easy for blame someone else. Look around, talk, explore. Middle School is a time of discovery, and even with the requirements of NCLB, the school offers a large selection of exploratory classes and extra curriculars. Join up and become active.


Posted November 9, 2007

My child hates this school, and there are too many problems with other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

My child started to go to this school last year and I don't like it at all. The teachers she's had were terrible and the guidance counsler was snotty. Also, the staff is not very understanding in the needs of a child that has A.D.H.D. Of course,I dread sending her back to this school,but there is no other school for her to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2004

Anyone associated with this school should be ashamed. The teachers do not teach. The system sets children up to fail. They have no resources for parents. No progress reports to inform you of potential problems. Terrible.
—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 54% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students35%
Female37%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled40%
English learners0%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students26%
Female28%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled30%
English learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant26%
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 Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic origin36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled46%
English learners17%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students32%
Female29%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled37%
English learners0%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant32%
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 Students62%
Female72%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant62%

Math

All Students42%
Female44%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic origin73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities43%
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%
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 79% 73%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%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 91%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%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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