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Horning Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 808 students

 
 

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Posted June 28, 2003

If you asked my 2 children what their favorite years in school were, and what their favorite school was- they would undoubtedly enthusiastically say 'Horning Middle School'. It's a class act from top to bottom. The school staff works extremely well as a team, and it shows. Students are valued by the staff, and parent input is welcomed. The 'house' system works well in helping the students adjust to middle school education. My children would proclaim their excitement about many things with Horning, but what stands out in my mind is the strong academic program, which prepared them well for high school and beyond. The music program is top-notch, and leadership opportunities abundant. Intramural sports are also popular, and attract a large number of students. In fact, my children were so enthusiastic about one teacher, that they were considering nominating this teacher for the Disney Teacher of the Year Award-.


Posted April 25, 2003

the teachers are the best!! they make learning really fun and interesting! And its very laid back, which is good!


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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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

240 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students43%
Female44%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled47%
English learners0%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students31%
Female40%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled37%
English learners0%
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant31%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asian91%
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled45%
English learners3%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students34%
Female36%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asian75%
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled37%
English learners0%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant34%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities24%
Non-disabled69%
English learners16%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled53%
English learners0%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic origin16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled38%
English learners4%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students72%
Female70%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic origin37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled79%
English learners27%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled85%
English learners39%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant78%
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 62% 73%
Hispanic 27% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 12%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 74%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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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Waukesha, WI 53186
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