School Details

Oak Creek West Middle School

8401 S 13th St, Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 768-6250
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 511 students 14 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

52%
55%
47%
35%
45%
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
  • Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
39%
47%
34%
38%
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
  • Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
75%
63%
50%
48%
45%
44%
41%
33%
86%
86%
79%
90%
91%
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
  • Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oak Creek West Middle School is a public middle school in Oak Creek. The principal of Oak Creek West Middle School is Michael Maxson. 511 students attend Oak Creek West Middle School and are mostly Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Oak Creek West Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 511 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Oak Creek West Middle School is 14:1. Oak Creek East Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 64% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 17% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 23%
Limited English proficiency 10% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Somewhat of a good school!! school!! I actually went to this school in 1996-1999 and it was a horrible experience for me and had nothing but problems with the school nurse/staff and one teacher that I had for the 3 years I was there and the special needs program there wasn't all that great and to be honest I really wasn't happy at this school as my mom had figured out what was going on there and was not happy about it at all.I knew right from the start that something didn't seem right about this school when I walked in on the first day of 6th grade at that time.I had some good/bad times at this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is the best my favorite teacher is mrs higgins she is very funny

  • (5 years ago)

    I LOVE west middle school! It has a lot of really awesome activities like the JSN club and drama! I ESPECIALLY love the field trips for the JSN club especially the tubing one!!! The teachers are really great especially Ms. Dethloff and Mrs. Hejdak! I think that anyone who goes here will agree West IS the best!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school totally rocks! My daughter is making awesome friends and told me she actually 'loves homework'! She is getting A's loves the diversity and is jammin' on her spanish skills.

  • (7 years ago)

    my daughter goes here and she loves it!

  • (7 years ago)

    Oak Creek West Middle is an excellent school! I was a little concern in the beginning thinking that my child wouldn't like the school and that she would be drown in homework. Overrall everything is going very well for her and the teachers are great!

  • (7 years ago)

    Oak Creek West Middle School is a wonderful school. I believe at one time there was to much homework and large projects to be done at home. But the parents address the issue and this pass year was wonderful. We would like to see the target classes being extra help for that subject and not a class to give additional homework out because that is just added stress for the child when he is at home. I know being a middle school it is more difficult to plan field trips but I know that would be something we would like to see more of if possible. We feel the Availability of music art sports and other extracurricular activities is wonderful. The teachers are very involved and really do watch out for the students We feel Oak Creek West Middle School is wonderful school for our children.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is one of the best schools in the Oak Creek/ Franklin Area. The teachers are very committed and my daughter enjoys her classes. I've never had a problem asking the teachers to help my daughter in different ways.

  • (10 years ago)

    Very poor leadership. Poor accountability. Principal says he thinks it's unusual for a parent to ask for special needs testing for child. Principal refuses to answer certain questions. School staff need sensitivity training. Staff ignores questions and complaints submitted in writing.

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Overall score

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