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Templeton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1063 students

 

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Posted April 20, 2014

I am a student going to TMS and this school saved me. I came from horrible bullying conditions in Horizon Elementary School in Pewaukee, WI. I can't say this school has no bullying because there is no school with absolutely no bullying, but I can say that if you are being bullied or have a issue this school takes care of it. In my previous school (Horizon Elementary School) I didn't get migraines because of bullying I got them because the teachers were horrible, and they LOVED saying the bully was innocent even though he admitted he bullied me. TMS saved me to this day I have no migraines, sadly I have to move but if I could I would pick up this school and bring it with me.


Posted March 14, 2009

Great school! my kids love it there and they have very nice teachers!! the athletic department is good my daughter was in cheer,volleyball and track and my son was in football,track and basketball!! i love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

Both of my daughters attend TMS. My oldest daughter has been a straight-A student since arriving in the Hamilton district. My younger daughter is almost a straight-A student. Yes, there are some teachers here that don't have the strengths of their colleagues, but I feel very confident that my children are cared about and that most of their teachers want them to learn and succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2006

Very large school - my son had a wonderful 'house' in 6th grade and I was very pleased with the school. He had a terrible 'house' in 7th grade and it was a very long and painful year. The experience really comes down to the teachers that are in each house. There are alot of great teachers in this school. However, it seems like 'birds of a feather flock together'. There was one teacher in my son's house that I really respected (a male teacher). The school is so big that the crappy teachers continue to get away with their behavior and things fall through the cracks. If I get a bad house again in 06/07, I'm leaving the Hamilton District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2005

Good School, concern about students is more than grades by almost every teacher. The complete student is the main goal of many of the staff members. There are staff members who do not care. But they are far outnumbered by the ones who do. Administration is not always so caring. More concerned with the dollars and cents, and scores than with the whole child.
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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 47% in 2014.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

360 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%
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

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

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

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian57%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students56%
Female68%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin28%
Asian38%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant56%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic origin31%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian47%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant52%
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

Language Arts

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic origin36%
Asian77%
Hispanic86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant80%

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian67%
Hispanic72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students52%
Female57%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian48%
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asian81%
Hispanic93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female91%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic origin59%
Asian93%
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities61%
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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 85% 73%
Asian 5% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 51%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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  • Patricia Polczynski
Fax number
  • (262) 246-0465

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