School Details

Starms Discovery Learning Center

2035 N 25th St, Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 934-4900
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-8 416 students 17 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

3%
25%
50%
3%
16%
35%

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 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
54%
77%
6%
24%
50%
0%
14%
33%
24%
52%
79%
59%
77%
92%

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 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
23%
52%
14%
14%
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 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
23%
54%
11%
13%
35%

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 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
19%
49%
8%
14%
38%

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 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
39%
61%
23%
16%
46%
10%
16%
42%
37%
50%
79%
54%
58%
83%

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 2013
  • Milwaukee Public Schools average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Starms Discovery Learning Center is a public middle school in Milwaukee. The principal of Starms Discovery Learning Center is Bryan Terry and can be contacted at 312@milwaukee.k12.wi.us. 416 students attend Starms Discovery Learning Center and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Starms Discovery Learning Center students have "limited English proficiency." 94% of the 416 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Starms Discovery Learning Center is 17:1. HOPE Christian School: Prima is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% %
White, non-Hispanic 3% %
Hispanic 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 77%
Limited English proficiency 0% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attends Starms Early Childhood (k4)and since it wasn't even on here I decided to comment here. I really luv the school. Staff (both in and out of office) r amazing loving caring patient friendly and honestly my list can go on and on. My son learned so much from that school. Their teaching methods r basic yet extremely effective... I will miss yall...(tear drop)

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is seven in the 2nd grade Before Starms he has attended SDC Mary McCloud Bethume Academy 81st street and Goodrich. I c=moved him so many times because I didn't feel he was getting the attention service and respect he deserved as a special needs student. He has ADHD and was behind in all subjects. Since starting at starms in 8.2009 he is on level for reading dramatically improved in writing and taking the necessary steps to improve in Math. Socially he has grown and his attitude toward school and learning has done a complete 360. I love the teachers and the atmoshphere at this school. I also like that they have family classrooms where two different grades levels are combined but separate. Additionally there's four teachers per family with one who specializes on special education which in my case is so awesome. I would highly recommend this school U!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school! My son started this year. He was reading on level and with in a couple of months he was on level. His writing has always improved. They are great and this is the first school my son has liked.

  • (8 years ago)

    Starms is a place where each child is encouraged to reach their greatest potential. The staff is carring and dedicated to each of their students. Learning is fostered through hands on real life experiences and students are encouraged to ask questions and explore their environment. Learning is child centered. We love the small groups. The teacher child ratio in these classrooms is around 15 1. They also refer to each classroom as a 'family'. We love starms and have seen our child blossom both academically and socially!

  • (9 years ago)

    Francis Starms Discovery Learning Center is a school of excellence. The leaderhip there is superb. My son has been attending the Starms program for 3 years and he continues to be a curious and motivated learner. The Highscope Curriculum used by all of the teachers encourages creativy innovation and problem solving learning. Starm's school culture is diverse and promote activities that speak to to the population being served by bringing in community artists musicians authors and leaders. Lastly the parents at Starms are involved and participate on many levels to ensure that the school program continues to be one of the best in Milwaukee.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that Francis Starms Discovery Learning Center is a wonderful school for any child to be at. I am a student there and can say that Starms is the best school I've been to in my life. Their classes have two different grade levels and are doing excellect on state wide assessments. The teachers there love and appreciate the opportunity of having to work with us students. I go to an inner city school and believe we are doing pretty good. Good enough to have an author of the novel 'Mandalay's Child' come and share his knowledge with us. Now out of all the years I've lived I've never heard of an inner city school have any one famous come to their school. Francis Starms D.L.C is an excellent school I recommend to any parent who wants their child to succeed in life and give it four stars.

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