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Dean Morgan Junior High School

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Posted March 14, 2014

Morgan has changed for the better in the past several years. Knowing the work of the administration, they addressed issues with staff and programs that have needed addressed for years. Some students are not advanced learners and they transferred to another school in the district where diversity could be masked and there is no separation of church and school. There were many educators who have retired at the school and some who moved on to a high school setting where there is much less educational accountability. Do not select the school if your intent is create social isolation or if you want to focus on outdated learning practices. Check the history over past 10 years: the school continues to out perform all other middle schools in Casper year-after-year with a more diversified population than any other middle school in academics, safety and sports. All of my kids have attended the school and it is recommended by all families who are connected with their children's educational needs. It must be good or it wouldn't have hundreds of students waiting to get in to limited openings year-after-year. FYI:The school board had to limit the size of the school because of popularity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

What a great school. It is the school to choose in a district that provides choice for parents. They are the top performing school when you look at assessment scores, students treating each other with respect, such high attendance rates and they win almost everything in their boys' and girls' sports programs, as well as academic contests. It seems like all the other schools in Casper are always chasing Dean Morgan and are trying to change to be like Morgan. Pick Morgan and good luck getting in, because it comes with a waiting list at all grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

I went to Dean Morgan many years ago. My name was Dianne Pastuck. I would like to know if you could help me find a long lost friend of mine. When I attended Dean Morgan I was in gr. 8 in 1975. This girls name was Annette. She moved away from Mills that year and I moved home to Canada. We had a wonderful friendship and I would love to find her. Her mom was a single mom and wonderful. I moved home to Canada after gr 8 and have been searching for her. If you might or could help me on this journey I would appreciate it. If not I totallly understand.


Posted August 31, 2011

This school has changed drastically since the other reviews were written. in the last 3-4 years there has been alarming teacher flight. Last year alone 14 teachers transfered or retired. The so-called Challenge Program for advanced students has been watered down so much that there is not much difference between it and regular classes. Students who fail are given D's so the school has a no-failure rate. Examine your options before choosing this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

the school is fun and there is alot to do for afterschool activities the coaches and teachers are great but the food leaves a little to be desired
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2009

as a student i really think dean morgan is a good place for kids to learn have fun and make friends
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2009

This school does not meet my learning needs.And has many cliques that bully 'unpopular' children
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2008

I go to dean morgan middle school I love this school.! Dean morgan has some not some of the best teachers but all the best teachers they support you, keep you active, keep you healthy (we have a snack bar and they only sever us healthy stuff that will not rot our teeth, make us sick or make us out of shape, and they love to keep us educated.! At dean morgan we have tons of fun club and after school sports( we have volleyball, cross country, football, art club, outdoor adventure club, ect...I love dean morgan goooooooooooo comets!:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2007

Dean Morgan is a great school with a positive environment. The kids are under control and the teachers care about the kids. The principals are great leaders. There is comraderie among the adults in the building, and the people seem happy to be there. The students have respect for their peers and their teachers, creating a good environment. The sports programs are solid, and the coaches we have had have been great. The challenge program is good, but not as 'special' as I thought it would be. It is more than adequate, though. The homework load is just about right...very balanced. The kids are limited in terms of what electives they can take. It seems they don't have very many choices for elective classes. Students need to be exposed to more interesting/exciting classes, not just another social studies class as an elective, or a cooking class where you never get to cook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

The staff and scholastic programs are aexcellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

My son attended Dean Morgan and it was the best experience ever! They have programs for studentst that struggle and have 'issues', which is important...but then, in some places, the regular kid gets overlooked because they are not trouble makers. That was not the case at Dean Morgan. My son was recognized both academically and personally for being a good student. His safety and well-being were always in consideration. The teachers were great. The block scheduling allowed him more time to understand his more difficult classes...and more time to enjoy the classes that were electives. My son grew, academically and personally while attending Dean Morgan. I only wish the high school was as good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

My daughter has experienced a very safe environment at Dean Morgan. Presence of staff in hallways and corridors has been very reassuring. As a parent, I am less than happy with teaching in the content areas. There seems to be major emphasis on high performing students and recruitment of them. Math instruction has been dismal. Students teach themselves and heaven help them if they don't all ready know how to do the work. English promoted fun but I didn't see any increase in writing skills. Extra curricular activities have coaches who use profanity and do not model appropriate behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

I am very impressed with the focus on literacy and safety at Dean Morgan. I've worked with the school for several years now and each year the leadership (teachers and principals) are determined to address the next steps needed for continual improvement. My kids are safe, involved and challenged at Dean Morgan. There is no other choice in Casper in grades 6-9!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

Dean Morgan is by far the 'healthiest' school in our district. It has strong leadership, a diverse population of students and a middle school program to assist this age group of students. It is awesome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

Dean Morgan is a great school. The administators are very involved and show a lot of pride in their school and students. I feel it is a safe school and a school where bullying is put a stop to asap and where the kids get encouragement on a daily basis. Kim
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

I absolutly LOVE Dean Morgan.The sports programs are great.Sports are a BIG part of dean Morgan students lives wether they play it or not.Also there is something for every student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2005

I currently attend Dean Morgan as an 8th grade student. I LOVE this school. All of the staff is very supportive and the teachers are all wonderfull. They have a great advanced curriculum. Dean Morgan also has great sports and clubs to participate in. You can email me if you have any questions!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2005

This is the best school I have ever been to, and since I have moved to Colorado, I have realixed what an amzing school Dean Morgan truly is. The staff was incredible, and the seventh grade principal is always involved with his students. I miss Dean Morgan SO much.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 82% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2011.

240 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant79%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted78%

Reading

All Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant75%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted74%

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female61%
Male71%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted65%

Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted69%

Science

All Students40%
Female32%
Male46%
African American<=10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 80%
Hispanic 12% 13%
Black 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1440 South Elm
Casper, WY 82601
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