School Details

Bayside Middle School

601 E Ellsworth Lane, Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 247-4167
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 391 students 12 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

78%
78%
50%
51%
51%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fox Point J2 School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
47%
57%
57%
36%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fox Point J2 School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
47%
58%
58%
37%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fox Point J2 School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
63%
72%
72%
45%
66%
66%
33%
93%
93%
79%
92%
92%
79%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Fox Point J2 School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bayside Middle School is a public middle school in Bayside. The principal of Bayside Middle School is Don Galster. 391 students attend Bayside Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 2% of the Bayside Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 391 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bayside Middle School is 12:1. Maple Dale Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% %
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% %
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 7%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    We spent 7 years with two children at this school. Teaching teams for each grade were great extremely devoted professionals and worked very hard to get to know each child. A strong culture of manners and respect. The Principal is willing to consider change and adaptation. We don't understand the angst about having 5th graders in the school - there are plenty of kids who successfully attend K-8 schools... and it was a non issue for both of our kids when they were 5th graders. PTO is entrenched -- if you see things their way and want things done the way they always have been great. Stay away if you don't.

  • (3 years ago)

    The new principal is making a very positive impact and did as much as possible to maintain quality teaching with budget cuts. Teacher-student communication is great. The anti-bullying policy is effective and cliques are avoided with rotated assigned seating at lunch. Academics are challenging although more could be done to pare down homework to the "basics" such as keeping art projects in art class. There is definitely opportunity for gifted kids to be challenged.

  • (3 years ago)

    Good and bad. Too much homework for the kids. I felt like they didn't have time to do anything else. I think the projects get silly. How many things can your kid make with trash? The school does a lot of great field trips. 5th grade in middle school is just wrong. The kids are too young. I love that they have French and Spanish offered and the music programs are great.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student at Bayside Middle School and it is a complete honor. There are no bullies at all honestly. This is an amazing school with a principal who strives and accomplishes for this to be a great school. I'm very happy with this school and I get all A's thanks to my teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principle has done a great job at Bayside. He has really been involved with both students and parents. He is a leader with the kids and parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bayside Middle school is a great one because they do everything they can to help. I go here and it is so cool because whenever you need help or are confused the teachers are always there for you.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school provides an excellent environment for learning . The teachers constantly keep in touch. The principle is always available for ane question one might have.

  • (6 years ago)

    A simply excellent education can be had at Bayside as test scores indicate. A revamped administration great facilities and a (mostly) hard working staff contribute to a top notch school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are always saying how great of a school they are at and it is true. Bayside is a great school. I love Bayside. Their are almost no bullies in my grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    The bullies rule the school and they are the kids of the PTO parents. PTO won't hold meetings at 6 30. School holds orientations and conferences during the day. Horrific community

  • (8 years ago)

    I go to this school and it is great! Music class taught me how to read notes play guitar and play piano. Art class is a blast and the teacher rocks! I couldn't even tell you how many different sports i learned how to play in P.E. I'm in French and I love the language. If you spent five minutes at this school you would realize what a wonderful learning environment it is. There's something for everyone. If you are a little below average there are programs to bring you back up and if you are above average there are classes if you need more of a challenge. I just love this school and if you try it out you will without a doubt agree!

  • (8 years ago)

    Being a student going to Bayside Middle School I feel lucky that I can have such a great education with great teachers. With many different extracurricular activities and a very high quality of academic programs I couldn't ask for a better school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am consistently amazed at the high standards this school strives to attain despite budget cuts after budget cuts. The teachers and staff continually go out of their way to ensure a top education. Children come first. This is an innovative and creative school where teachers are consistently available to students during lunch hours. It's an open door policy which fosters communication and positive relationships between staff and students and students with students. The school offers not just one language but two - Spanish and French. This is a great middle school!

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Overall score

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