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Whitefish Bay Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 655 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2013

This is a wonderful school. Excellent-- we are really grateful for the academic background it gave our child. I'd like to see the arts grow so that they and balance the sometimes high-pressure academics. If Whitefish Bay has a deficit, it is in the arts. These are needed to allow students to fully develop expressive and flexible thinking skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

Whitefish Bay School District achieved the highest ACT scores in the state last year. 26.6 for a public school is beyond outstanding. The path a student takes to achieve this score is by going through WFB Middle school. The best score are achieved by the BEST schools. WFB is THE VERY BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

Whitefish Bay Middle School is a great place to learn! The teachers and students are very energized, and ready for the day. We have a great Student Council, and a fantastic advisor. The teachers act like they want to be there, and make it fun. The principal is very fun, and knows most of the students. STAR is a great way to start the day. Games, and talking about how we are is important. Physical Education is something kids want to do, because the teachers know what they are doing. Like I said, all the teachers are positive. The education we are getting here is top notch. Can't get any better. Teachers respect us, and know we can always do better. They do push us, but it's good for us. WFBMS is a great place!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

We are so pleased with the Middle School. Students are treated respectfully and are given a great deal of responsibility. The teachers go out of their way to make the 6th graders feel comfortable and they are fun! The secretary is super friendly (and helpful) and the Principal is outgoing in a very friendly way. She seems to want the kids to succeed, learn and have fun. The atmosphere is very different than it was at Cumberland Elementary. I have a feeling it's going to be a great experience for my child! Last weekend she was bummed that she didn't have school for three days, so they must be doing a lot of things right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2009

I go to this school and it is one of the most fun and safe schools to go to, guartanteed! The staff and parents who work for the school are making sure that we have the best possible time and education at this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2008

This is what a school should be! The principal has outstanding leadership skills and that then reflects on the teachers and staff. Every adult has a smile on their face, is nice, kind and goes out of their way to make you comfortable. You never get an attitude from the office staff with your requests or questions. Like night and day from Cumberland. The district should use this school as a model for the rest of the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

It is a great school; nice teachers, good quality, and all that jazz. But there is one little problem. The classes are painfully boring. Teachers don't manage class time well, but we learn a lot anyways. I would still recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2004

When I think of Whitefish Bay Middle School, I think of opportunity and learning. They are almost always equipped with new technology, and the staff make sure that the students are never left behind! Most of the teachers here at Whitefish Bay end up staying for all of their career and many of them have master degrees! Also, WFBMS offers many opportunities for the students to get involved in sports and social activities. There are two dances and two/three socials per year and you can participate in as many as 5 sports per year! Whitefish Bay Middle School is definetly an awesome school!
—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.

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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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic origin31%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic origin22%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin11%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities22%
Non-disabled68%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin43%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Math

All Students68%
Female66%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin22%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant59%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic origin65%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic origin61%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 77% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 11% 10%
Asian 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 2% 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 7%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%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 86%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%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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School Leader's name
  • Amy Levek
Fax number
  • (414) 963-6808

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
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1144 E Henry Clay St
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
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