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Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School

Public | 8-9 | 1035 students

 

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Posted February 17, 2014

Cardinal Heights is an excellent school, both of my kids went there. Principal Ruggles and his staff do a tremendous job of creating and fostering an atmosphere that is safe and nurtures learning. The other review (currently) on this site that says "the only thing good about this school is the education..." and then states that the kids "cheat and get good grades with out anyone knowing also." Huh? No school is perfect but the professional staff at Cardinal Heights is dedicated to the kids and were wonderful to work with. Our kids had a great experience there, I could not recommend it more.
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Posted December 3, 2012

the only thing good about this school is the education and some of the teachers. The kids are wild and have no sense they cheat and get good grades with out anyone knowing also. They also are not welcoming to new students.


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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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2014.

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a
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

All Students67%
Female75%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asian71%
Hispanic52%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled73%
English learners33%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin17%
Asian61%
Hispanic4%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled55%
English learners0%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students42%
Female47%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian51%
Hispanic4%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled46%
English learners7%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant42%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asian87%
Hispanic74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities45%
Non-disabled92%
English learners33%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic origin71%
Asian87%
Hispanic83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities53%
Non-disabled95%
English learners60%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%
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 70% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 10% 10%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Asian 5% 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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%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 80%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%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 Leader's name
  • Ryan Ruggles
Fax number
  • (608) 318-8192

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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