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Longfellow Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 821 students

 

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Posted November 6, 2013

You have some great teachers and some not so great. There is high teacher turnover. The school is having problems with overall organization. Every year for the past 4 years, the entire class system/schedule has changed. They can't seem to get their act straight. The principal is non-responsive and racist. There are students who are not held accountable for even unlawful acts, like cutting in class, selling and doing drugs, and bullying. Yet, good kids are picked out and used as poster children for any minor offenses - like not brining an ID badge to class. There have been a number of times when my children's safety was at risk from bullying and from general lack of problem solving among the staff. I wish I would have selected a different school for my daughter. :( She is bright and a top achiever, but the environment is poor and this is a reflection of the leadership. I have to give them below average do to the social problems and weak leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

Wouldnt recommend this school to anyone. My child comes home crying daily about how bad it is: bullying, teasing, many bad teachers who don't teach, but are great at yelling. Pricipal doesnt care enough to return emails or calls w/ concerns. Some classes are overcrowded-kid shave to fight for seats and many disruptive students from neighboring city who get no consequences for unbelieveable actions!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

As a parent of a high achieving child I have been very pleased with the breadth and depth of my son's education. Along with quality academics, Longfellow offers an excellent theater department and first rate band and orchestra programs. My son has commented that he "feels safe" at school and is free to be himself and march to his own drummer. All in all an excellent experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

Principal is unresponsive and appears disorganized. He isn't out in the halls with the kids. Teachers have been excellent overall and seem to be very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

great teachers and hard-working kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

This school is a great learning environment for me. They have a pretty descent diversity level. I I have really improved after coming out of the Milwaukee Public Schools system. My favorite teachers are Mr. Theriault, Mrs. Westphal, Mrs. West, Mrs. Hutchinson. Mr. Calarco, and the french teacher, Mademoiselle Baehr. The children are really great and overall kind.
—Submitted by a student


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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

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 Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin38%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic origin43%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin32%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic58%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic origin66%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities46%
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic origin64%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 68% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 16% 10%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%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 75%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jason Galien
Fax number
  • (414) 773-2420

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
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7600 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
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