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West Milwaukee Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 | 491 students

 
 

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Posted December 12, 2013

What do I think of this school? It is a very good school. I am an 8th grader currently attending WMIS. My teachers help me strive for excellence and proficiency. The principal Mr. Taylor is great. He really tries to interact with the students and have fun with them. The teachers are very friendly and are always willing to help. The staff/faculty members really try to help you succeed and prepare for life. West Milwaukee Intermediate School is very welcoming and friendly and I personally recommend it.


Posted August 12, 2013

I would give this school a negative 2 rating if it were offered. The student body seems to consist of children effected by ghetto influence and gangster bias... Parent involvement with the pre-teens and teens is mostly mia. No homework is ever given... Not sure how this school prepares children for high school or college. Very, very disappointed.


Posted May 23, 2013

My daughter just entered WMIS this year in the sixth grade. Honestly, I have little ones at the elementary school and I'm not as involved with this school as I would like to be so I feel out of touch because there is a lack of communication. I only hear something IF my child does something wrong. I don't like that. Unfortunately, I believe the responsibility is on the student for keeping us in the loop as to what is coming up or happening at school and my girl is not good with that all of the time. I do LOVE that the ART TEACHER sends home post cards on occassion to say that my daughter has been doing super. That means a lot. My daughter is in NxGL and it seems to be working for her, I'm impressed with that learning concept. I think the school is good from what I can tell, our second school family..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

These teachers are awesome they know to teach us while having funn:)im headed into 7th grade.Last year we had sooo much fun.The teahcers are great:)But this year Mr.Borland is going to be a principal at Nathan Hale High School.This Year we have a new principal named Mr.Taylor from Frank Lloyd Wright.Hope this year goes as well as last year:)


Posted August 12, 2010

They have a new Principal for this school year and he is awesome. He is all about what is best for his students. watch this school soar in it's ratings.


Posted November 20, 2009

I go to this school. Ive been going since there for 2 years. It was better last year i didnt have a good social studies teacher, never learned anything just focussed on reading. I had social studies language arts and reading in one big class and never did anything but reading. Math was good, band was good, almost every class was good but the fighting and the ridiculous drama was terrible. The principal did nothing about anything. Just sent it to vice principal. This year is much better to me. Although i dont have a lot of classes with my friends i still have more learning time in social studies and harder math. I skipped pre-algebra and went right algebra. I love having a challenge in algebra. No i have a class for each subject. It is stupid to have 3 locker changes wen im goin to high school next year
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2009

I have two kids that go to this school, both moved from Longfellow elementary. My son the 6th grader has adjusted for the most part pretty well to the move the middle school, however I am not feeling that all of the staff has adjusted as well. I am not finding that the lines of communication are open nearly as well with the 6th grade teachers, as they were with the staff from the previous year. I hope this changes for the sake of our student, parents, and of course the staff molding the minds of our young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

I have two sons attending this school. I get responses and feedback from the involved faculty on my every concern! My suggestions and accomodation requests are met with open-minded attitudes from all faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

well i go to this school and the teachers are ok they could help you better. they also dont teach as much as they should.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

I think this school is comprable to most. My children have never had any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

I think this school is very very great my children are getting a very good education. and I am very proud that they are getting good grades in this school. so West Milwaukee Middle school I thank you for giving my kids great learning experiences and I hope to see you next year!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 4, 2006

Not good and getting worse in my opinion. I am not sure if this is middles schools in general or this particular school? I have had one child go through this school and one attending now and neither has faired very well. There is not another middle school in the area so we are kind of stuck getting the kids through on our own. If you have a choice I think on this one. Also, they are not as helpful of supportive as I feel they could be when you have a child with a learning disability or special need.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 47% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
66%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
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 Students23%
Female17%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant23%

Reading

All Students10%
Female7%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin8%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled11%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant10%
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 Students27%
Female28%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant27%

Reading

All Students13%
Female17%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin13%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled15%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant13%
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 Students42%
Female44%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic origin39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students29%
Female26%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students15%
Female21%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin20%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled18%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant15%

Science

All Students58%
Female45%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities38%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant58%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities43%
Non-disabled72%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant64%
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
Hispanic 37% 10%
White, not Hispanic 35% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 21% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Asian 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 21%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 8%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 66%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 31%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 94%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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5104 W Greenfield Ave
West Milwaukee, WI 53214
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