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Patrick Marsh Middle School

Public | 6-7 | 543 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2008

i'm a student at patrick marsh middle skool...i just moved from a different town...i am so glad i moved because...it was smaller there and less to do..i now can do drama,discovery,homework,pear mentors,[those are all clubs] and alot more but i can't remember all of them...but if u had to pick a middle school in sun prarie u should definitly pick this one...my mom even says it's the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2007

The team of teachers at Patrick Marsh make it a wonderful place to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 5, 2007

Overall, a very average to above-average Wisconsin public middle school. 'Core' curriculum teachers are excellent for the most part, with some outstanding long-term educators, however a few of the elective teachers leave much to be desired. Like all SPASD schools, there is a distinct lack of Gifted and Talented programming and funding. While the assistant principal is very P.R. oriented, and well known, my experiences with the principal left me with a mixed opinion of the administration. Very strong acedemic programs and athletic programs, and a diverse student body complement the school, and for the most part, administrators hire quality staff. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with the education I recieved at PMMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2006

I love everything about this school. All of the teachers that work there are very kind and generous and I didn't wanna leave this school I wanted to stay at Patirck Marsh for the rest of my school life. I love all of the teachers there and cant wait to go back and see them.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 47% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities19%
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic origin31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled69%
English learners20%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled44%
English learners0%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant40%
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 72% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 10% 10%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 30%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 95%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 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Clark Luessman
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  • (608) 834-7692

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1351 Columbus St
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