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Washburn Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 134 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2010

The teachers are great with the students and go way beyond their job to help each every student. The school offers greatc opportunities for the students to flourish & realize their strengths and where they can go in life. We have many students that are on the High honors Roll & Honor Roll which means the students are learning alot along with enjoying being there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We are an extraordinary school. We have dedicated and creative teachers, an awesome school superintendent, our own garden, healthy lunches, green cleaning products, a school forest, involved parents and community volunteers, recycling, a view of Lake Superior... I am very thankful to have such a wonderful school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students29%
Female20%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%

Reading

All Students29%
Female40%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%
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 Students43%
Female41%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students48%
Female41%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Not disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students59%
Female63%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities40%
Not disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students52%
Female53%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities30%
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
Not disabled101%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities90%
Not disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
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 76% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 18% 1%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
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 17%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 81%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 43%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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School Leader's name
  • Al Krause
Fax number
  • (715) 373-0586

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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305 W 4th St
Washburn, WI 54891
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