School Details

Toki Middle School

5606 Russett Rd, Madison, WI 53711
(608) 204-4740
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 511 students 12 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

36%
42%
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33%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
46%
49%
40%
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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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
59%
61%
38%
42%
46%
41%
39%
42%
74%
72%
79%
75%
75%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Toki Middle School is a public middle school in Town of Madison. The principal of Toki Middle School is Nicole Schaefer. 511 students attend Toki Middle School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 12% of the Toki Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 511 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Toki Middle School is 12:1. Madison Community Montessori School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 51% %
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% %
Hispanic 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 49%
Limited English proficiency 12% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I hate Toki Middle School the teachers don't know how to handle a class and they don't know how to teach I learned NOTHING in my two years there and I am elated that I am finally going to a different school. Most students that go to Toki have behavioral issues but Toki doesn't have enough teachers to handle them and there are way too many students per teacher. This year two of the teachers that were actually good teachers are leaving making the school an even worse place to be. The Unified Arts department is under funded and when I went there the orchestra room was a tiny room at the back of the school they have moved the orchestra room but now both the orchestra and choir are in the are in the same room. I highly advise parents not to send their child/ren there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Toki Middle School provided my 3 children with life experiences that cannot be found in schools catering to homogeneous populations. My children learned to appreciate perspectives different from their own and to feel confident in themselves and in expressing their opinions. They developed a good sense of community and a respect for others with whom thet may have not otherwise worked with socially or academically. Their stanardized test scores were high...although it may be difficult to tell from the school's average. Their social and academdic transition to high school was smooth and they were well prepared to deal with added pressure on both levels.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers are absolutely fantastic each and every one of them. I am pleasantly surprised by the school spirit at Toki! My daughter loves it.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had three children over 9 years attend Toki. My first child had a great experience-the teachers were incredible all students were held to high standards and the Principal and Support Staff were highly regarded. Over the years the leadership has changed so much that most of the excellent experienced staff and support staff have left or have been reassigned. It is now an NCLB "school in need of improvement" and we considered applying to other schools with our youngest. However she loves her teachers most of whom are very young but it is obvious that the expectations for ALL students academically and behaviorally is not at all at the level it was for my oldest. It is now trying to adapt a specific curricular model...probably at the expense of the quality of behavior and low reading scores.

  • (4 years ago)

    great enthusiastic staff. We just went to back to school night and I was very impressed with curriculum/expectations and the staff . Very happy 6th grade parent. My daughter loves going to school every day.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had 3 children complete middle school at Toki and two more are there now. All 5 children have received a very good education. Most of the staff is hard working dedicated and make learning interesting. One son required extensive special education services. The team was great! It made a big difference for him. There are lots of after-school activities for kids who are interested. I love that it's mutlicultural (race income religion). We have choosen to continued to send our kids there dispite other options. No regrets!

  • (6 years ago)

    Poor as far as Learning Disabled Dept. Too many students per teacher. Poor behavior among student body very disrespectful would not recommend it

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