Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

John Muir Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 965 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

2 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
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


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 54% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students44%
Female42%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asian/Pacific Islander26%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled50%
English learners13%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students31%
Female30%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islander8%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled35%
English learners0%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant31%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled52%
English learners8%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities11%
Non-disabled52%
English learners8%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant47%
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 Students65%
Female74%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled73%
English learners45%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students39%
Female36%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled45%
English learners12%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students45%
Female47%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled50%
English learners7%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled84%
English learners69%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled95%
English learners85%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
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 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

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1400 W Stewart Ave
Wausau, WI 54401
Website: Click here
Phone: (715) 261-0100

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT