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John Muir Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 965 students

 
 

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Posted June 17, 2012

John Muir is a great school. I've been there just 2 years of my school years. There is many activities that have grown that you/your child may participate in. I am very pleased to say I was a student there. Great school and everything, so much great things. Towards the end of each school year, every grade level always celebrated something fun. 8th grader, depending how their maturity, go to Wisconsin Dells, 7th Grader go to the Aquatic Center, it's just for them no public. &Lastly, the 6th grader go have fun Swimming and the Boys&Girls Club. John Muir has excellent hard-working teachers who are willing to put their time and effort everyday to make your child/you a better person. Since over the years the school has developed to create more programs for students. Such as High Math Classes, Science Classes, and Reading/English Classes. John Muir in many ways has changed me, shape me to be who I am today. The staff there are so loving and understanding, they always will listen to you or what you have to say. If you have an idea, tell the teacher! They are willing to make things happen. "The sun shines not only on us but in us." John Muir -Highlanders. Great things about this school.


Posted November 8, 2005

This year there is a new principal so the jury is still out on how he will lead the school and what kind of environment he will create. We have now been a part of the school for 3 years. Under the previous leadership I was very pleased with the school environment. There are many opportunities for involvement and a high standard of expectation. I am pleased with the enriched curriculum they have with English and Math, however, I have been disappointed that a similar program is not offered for science. The variety of music programs offered is remarkable. Outside of it's regular band and choir the school offers a pop jazz choir and a jazz band. Students can participate in State music honors, participate in 'Sing Wisconsin' and participate in a statewide solo ensemble. The teachers are committed and work hard to make it a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
87%

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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
47%

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

Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students45%
Female47%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian36%
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities11%
Not disabled50%
English learners11%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students34%
Female34%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asian20%
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled37%
English learners0%
Proficient in English36%
Not 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

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian28%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled45%
English learners12%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students42%
Female47%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian20%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled46%
English learners6%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant42%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian52%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities17%
Not disabled77%
English learners31%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant69%

Math

All Students41%
Female40%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian25%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled47%
English learners9%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students41%
Female48%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian21%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities2%
Not disabled48%
English learners6%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant41%

Science

All Students85%
Female89%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities46%
Not disabled92%
English learners72%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities49%
Not disabled93%
English learners68%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant87%
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 73% 73%
Asian 18% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 15%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 94%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 84%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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