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Superior Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 974 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2010

This school has a great lunch and great bus system that is all that is good about the school. Except for math which is OK. Some of the teachers are nice including 7th grade math in green wing, red wing 7th grade health 7th grade red wing social studies. cooking is kinda fun. fun band school has lots of equipmment in industrial tech cooking music home ec. art and regular teaching
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2010

the lunch is the most dixcusting i had ever had!!!!! i would never eat here if i had the choice!!! i never have enough time to eat my lunch unless you only take one thing and a milk. there is only a three nice teachers. the computer class is unedpectingly hard i sruggled to get a B.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2007

SMS has provided a wonderful experience for our child. The transition between elementary to middle school was scary for us and our child. The red wing teachers are superior!! We get weekly progress reports and are in constant communication with teachers via e-mail. There are A lot of students in this building, however, I believe the staff and administrators work very hard to meet each child's individual needs. We are very pleased with SMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

this is my daughters last year in the middle school. and her time there was good she injoyed it and the teachers that helper when she needed it. the school don't tolerate harassment witch it a good thing and there are many teachers there to help out kids that need any help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

This is a large school, but it is segmented into 3 wings, and the students are only all together really in lunch. Otherwise it is really 3 schools sharing the same facility. There are principals in each colored wing. My daughter started here this year and I am impressed with her teachers and the curriculum so far. The new principal seems to be outgoing, and students always seem welcome in the office - it does not appear to be off-limits as was the case when I was young. To me that presents an open arms mentality that we need in schools, so the student population can approach anyone if necessary. So far so good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

This school has a very large problem with communication between the staff and the parents. The staff does not communicated with the parents until the problem is out of control. I am very glad my child is no longer attending the Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

This school, in my opinion, seems to not know how to teach some subjects. My child has come home with more to do in art work than almost anything else so far. ie: my daughter came home and had to draw pictures of animals what she remembered her teacher saying to her in 'science' class. (This was homework) Tell me, how is this teaching science?! I also hope they would ban the use of the number grading system also because it doesn't show a correct status of the childs learning. The letter grading gives more of a challenge to the children to do better with scores. I am always involved with my daughter's schooling. I would hope more parents do the same! Don't let the school teach your children without your involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

This is a very large school with an emphasis on enforcing rules and asserting hierarchy over building community. Children are 'tracked' and I have repeatedly seen and heard students treated with disrespect by adults. I am frankly uncomfortable when I am there and often struggle to explain why I send my child there. If the level of parent involvement is low it may well be because of a less than welcoming attitude. There is a large population of low-income families in our district and a great deal of bias against them. I hope the new principal will bring some new attitudes, but so far this year it is business as usual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

This is a great facility, however the children that attend the school are in need of much development. The school does a good job with scheduling and giving opertunities to the students, however the students are not motivated to take action in may of the experiances presented to them. I see lack of involvment from many of the childrens family members, which leaves a majority of the students with a lazy minimal acheviment attitude. If your planning on sending your student to this school keep tabs on their peer groups and encourage and help your student be involved in many of the great things this school has to offer. The staff is great and the facility is beautiful. Help make this student population more agressive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2004

to many kids not enough teachers! they need more teachers for the kids that dont do well in school,and they dont have the time for them.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students56%
Female53%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native37%
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students26%
Female30%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native16%
White, not of Hispanic origin26%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities3%
Non-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
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 Students43%
Female47%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native27%
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities2%
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students30%
Female34%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native27%
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant30%
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 Students52%
Female62%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native14%
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities4%
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students41%
Female42%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native14%
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native7%
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native28%
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities26%
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female84%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native50%
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
Non-disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
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 87% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 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 18%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%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 64%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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  • Richard Flaherty
Fax number
  • (715) 395-8483

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3626 Hammond Ave
Superior, WI 54880
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