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Prairie View Middle School

Public | 6-7 | 507 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

I went to this school close to 10 years ago. It may have changed, but probably not that much. I really hated it here. Teachers and students alike were bullies, and nothing was done by the administration. One teacher threw a class party to celebrate the fact that one of the most picked-on kids in the grade was leaving. The teachers and administration were cliquey and did not care about students' well-being. There was, and probably still is, a high turnover rate of faculty. There is a LOT of bullying here and cliqueyness among the staff. Most of the teachers were not intelligent or engaging. I was a very good student but was placed in detention with terrible students because I would skip class to avoid bullies.


Posted July 27, 2013

This school sucks i went hear and hated it Im from the city and going here was like stepping in the twilight zone . Not to forget i had to walk everyday and i lived about two miles away. My parents one paid over 300 doallers for stupid taxi cabs there was one point I had blisters on my feet from walking i had to go to the hospital for meds and all the principal did was give out detentions gfor being late i cried everyday i hated everything. The only way u would fit in is if u were dating someone or u went to all the partys and hanfg outs. I sat there somedays hearing about what 11or 12 year old made out with each other and who lost what at12 i would give up evertything to never relive that year.


Posted August 5, 2011

My son's transition into middle school was flawless and memorable for him. Teachers are quick to communicate with kids and parents. They've taken time to get to know his character and are concerned with shaping him into a young adult as well as teaching the subject matter. I'm very impressed and my son LOVES being there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

I'm a student at PVMS, and I love it! I don't want to leave next year :( The teachers and prinicipals are the best, the students are amzing, and theres loads of extracurricular and academic opertunities. I learn so much there! The choir program leaves much to be desired, but band there is totally awesome. My band director is the best you could hope for. We all love Mrs. S! Most of all, GO FALCONS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

I went to Prairie View last year, and it was great. All the teachers push you to do better and to move on to the next grade. I loved it there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2009

I love Prairie View. It is a very safe and everyone feels included. Teachers are very involved and want the best for every kid that walks in the room.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

i like to thank all of DiAndre Carracter teachers and friends for all the support and knowledge he and i recieved . He said the other day i like my new school but i Loved PV more . Thank you very much Jmelba
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

i go to prairie view.. it is an awesome school! it is kept clean all the time, has excellent programs and definitly makes shcool worth-while.
—Submitted by a student


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.
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students63%
Female60%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic origin26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students43%
Female45%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant43%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled66%
English learners27%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students45%
Female44%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled48%
English learners9%
Proficient in English47%
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

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 67% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 12% 10%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Asian 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 76%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 36%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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  • Nancy Hery
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400 N Thompson Rd
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