Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Whitman Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 689 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 3 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

7 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
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


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 47% in 2014.

234 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

234 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
86%

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

Language Arts

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students64%
Female58%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic origin42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic origin28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities4%
Not disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin45%
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic origin17%
Asian32%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities3%
Not disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant38%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic origin70%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities45%
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic origin51%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities22%
Not disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students44%
Female52%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian38%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities17%
Not disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic origin87%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities50%
Not disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic origin84%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities56%
Not disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant91%
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 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

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!

11100 W Center St
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Website: Click here
Phone: (414) 773-2600

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools






Christ King School
Wauwatosa, WI


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT