Glacial Drumlin School

801 Damascus Trail, Cottage Grove, WI 53527
(608) 839-8437
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 802 students 13 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

64%
65%
50%
55%
52%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Monona Grove School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
47%
54%
54%
36%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Monona Grove School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
70%
47%
55%
55%
37%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Monona Grove School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
76%
63%
70%
70%
45%
49%
49%
33%
91%
91%
79%
91%
91%
79%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Monona Grove School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Glacial Drumlin School is a public middle school in Monona. The principal of Glacial Drumlin School is Renee Tennant, whose e-mail is renee.tennant@mgschools.net. 802 students go to Glacial Drumlin School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Glacial Drumlin School students are "limited in English proficiency." 20% of the 802 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Glacial Drumlin School is 13:1. Abundant Life Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% %
Hispanic 4% %
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 18%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have one child that attends Glacial Drumlin and one who has moved on to high school. I have found working with both the teachers and the Vise Principle has been a great experience. They take the time to work with the students and communicate to the parents. Unfortunately you always have one bad egg; one of the office staff members is very rude and CONDESCENDING. I have observed her behavior to parents and children time and time again. Any parent that has gone into Glacial Drumlin office knows what I am talking about. not impressed.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter transferred here in her first year of middle school and the experience has been excellent. She loves school loves her teachers and the community is very supportive. Excellent facilities very well resourced. We're loving the experience!

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to the district a couple of years ago and this school has proven to be an amazing experience for my kids. They team teach in pods they integrate technology well they have wonderful oversight and student intervention services and the culture is wonderfully supportive. I can see now why they're rated a 9!

  • (3 years ago)

    Monona Grove schools are among the best in the state. Great teachers and great prinicpals etc.. Two of my kids went to GDS and both are doing great in their studies. I'm surprised at the negative comments about the principal however since we've never had any problem whatsoever. The only problem with GDS is that there is not public transportation between Monona and Cottage Grove that would connect with the school. Overall I'd give the school a top rating of five stars. However the current political situation in Wisconsin will hurt all public schools in the state and parents need to be aware of this. A great school in a great district.

  • (4 years ago)

    Speaking about our principal I believe that she is among the finest administrators I have met. I have had the chance to work with her on different things and I believe her to be passionate about education and above all extremely focused on kids. We are lucky to have her.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horrible principal that only cares about her career and not the students and staff. I have 3 kids in the school and the teachers are great but the principal is the source of constant complaints. She is only good about her own publicity

  • (5 years ago)

    some teachers are strick but gds is a pretty good school

  • (5 years ago)

    Glacial Drumlin is part of the Monona Grove school district which combines Cottage Grove and Monona students. Glacial Drumlin was built and had its first classes in 2008. It has had some minor issues to work through but overall it is a great school and run very very well. My kids love as well as all the parents that I have talked to.

  • (5 years ago)

    Glacial Drumlin is a wonderful new school with lots to offer. It is a new school that is continuing to evolve and only get better.

  • (5 years ago)

    Keep up the great work. Neat concept with the pods. It was built very well with wonderful music room tech ed classrooms etc. It is a bit short on storage and gymnasium size.

  • (6 years ago)

    it has great classes and fantastic extra curricular activitys

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great. I currently have a child that attends the new Winnequah 3-6 and had a child attend Winnequah when it was our 6-8 school. in both cases we've been very satisfied with quality education. Keep up the good work!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is in 8th grade and has attended since 6th grade. She came to Winnequah With and IEP. My husband and I have worked with all the staff closly over 2 1/2 years time. Our daughter receives counceling OT specialized services. She is ADD. This month we are so proud of the work she had done. She had been able to be main streamed and is no longer in the IEP program but will still receive special services that is available to all students. Her MAP scores have risen and her 'I.Q.' test scores are at or above grade level. I simply could not say enough wonderful things about the staff. They have been supportive easy to communicate with via voice email voice mail fax. For a public school Winnequah is the example of public education that works. Dispite funding problems staff applies for grants. Winnequah is GREAT!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a very good school and my 6th grader teachers are awesome helpful and very caring.The principals & counselors I've worked with on issues that my child is having they are all very supportive and willing to meet the needs of myself and student.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school lacks disipline and saftey concerns. She never explains anything and she is very forgetful. She just doesnt fit the teacher qualities. Alot of teachers there dont. Overall I'd rate it a 2.

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