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Badger Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 902 students

 
 

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Posted March 11, 2009

We moved to the West Bend School District 2years ago, I was nervous about sending my kids to such a HUGE school compared to where they went prior, and I can not say a bad word about Badger. The teachers are great! The principal is wonderful, the teachers are very involved with the students and really care about them. I think Badger Middle School is a wonderful place, they also challenge my kids and have advance classes they can take. GREAT GREAT GREAT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

I'm very happy with Badger Middle School. I think the teachers are very knowledgeable, they challenge the children academically, and they are caring and understand the difficulties middle school children face. The principal is outstanding and is always available to answer questions and is willing to help your child be as successful as possible. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

I moved my children from private school to Badger Middle School, and couldn't be happier about the decision. Ironically, I found the faculty and administration much more caring and enthusiastic than at the the private school. Quality teaching, all around on all levels! My children are now happy, successful, and self-confident.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

Excellent facalty and curriculum program.
—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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
44%

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

Language Arts

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant40%
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 Students49%
Female45%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities23%
Not disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students42%
Female37%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities22%
Not disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
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 Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities24%
Not disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant71%

Math

All Students48%
Female47%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students31%
Female40%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant31%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities45%
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities36%
Not disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%
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 89% 73%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 33%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 62%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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

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