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Whitman Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 689 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 31, 2011

It is Awesome! The students get the education they need! The teachers are so nice!


Posted September 14, 2011

My child transferred to this school after being bullied in a private religious school. He always felt safe and welcome at Whitman. Any issues( there were one or two extremely minor issues) were dealt with quickly and competently by administration or a guidance counselor. My son was challenged appropriately by his academics and the choice of extracirriculars is outstanding. Whitman is extremely well organized. The teachers at Whitman truly "love" these kids and are dedicated to teaching. Parent involvement is encouraged and we enjoyed our inovlevement in the extracirriculars. We can not say enough good things about Whitman and our experience there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

Overall I am pleased with the education my child received. The school offers many extracurricular activities as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

The school itself and its staff/ administration are great. Its the students that make this school horrible. The majority of them speak, behave and treat each other like they are from a gang. Something needs to be done about the students and their behaviors...most likely starting with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I have two kids currently there. I have issues with the staff in the main office for a long time. I feel like they really truly don't care about my family. There have been several problems throughout the time with arrival times,absentences with were truth absentences, homework, etc. I can honestly say that I like Eisenhower and West office staff much better. I wish I never had to deal with Whitman. I love the teachers, the activites, the intereaction with other kids. I like the WAC nights, even though I would love to help in other ways with this event. WAC nights are getting better with driving issue before and after events. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

I think Whitman is a very orginzed school compared to like Longfellow. They both have their pros and cons
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2005

this is a great school! they have many extracurricular activities like: art club, football, volleyball club, golf, and much much more! the parents are very involed. there is a pta that orginizes many of the dances at the school and it is just a very fun school to go to!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

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

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic origin46%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant43%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic origin41%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students48%
Female52%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin45%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities43%
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant46%

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic origin63%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities62%
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female88%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic origin77%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities62%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
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 63% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 18% 10%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Asian 6% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 70%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 63%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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