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Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School

Public | 9-12 | 394 students

 
 

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Posted December 11, 2009

this school is very good. it has the ratings of a nice one. my child has learned so much and has gained more knowledge being with this school district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

I moved to Birnamwood when I was in 7th grade and it has been a extremely good experience. In the high school, the class sizes are small and students do get a one-on-one with their teachers. I know people must hear that phrase a lot, but coming from a student, i cannot express how important that is. The student environment is very friendly and the teachers are understandable about the needs of the students. There are also many challenging classes available if one chooses to take those classes, such as the AP classes. I believe that overall, this school is a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
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

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students47%
Female46%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students43%
Female34%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students79%
Female70%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities27%
Not disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%
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 91% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%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 92%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 42%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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Wittenberg, WI 54499
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