School Details

Whitehorse Middle School

218 Schenk St, Madison, WI 53714
(608) 204-4480
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 453 students 15 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

32%
40%
47%
33%
36%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
46%
47%
35%
41%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
58%
63%
36%
47%
45%
30%
39%
33%
73%
74%
79%
75%
75%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Whitehorse Middle School is a public middle school in Madison. The principal of Whitehorse Middle School is Deborah Ptak. 453 students go to Whitehorse Middle School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 15% of the Whitehorse Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 453 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Whitehorse Middle School is 15:1. Sennett Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 55% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% %
Hispanic 14% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 49%
Limited English proficiency 15% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended this when it was still Herbert Schenk School in 1962-1963 school years. I was in 8th grade science first thing in the morning when we heard the news that JFK was shot! Dear Mr. M was such an incredible science teacher!

  • (4 years ago)

    I was a student at Whitehorse Middle School and I can speak to my experience before 2003. I had amazing teachers most of whom have unfortunately retired. However I would not discount this school based on a few news stories. The teachers cared a lot about student success and it was a great school to go to!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school the teachers care a lot! There's plenty of leadership you nutso. Actually its pretty hight at the barrel. There is a lot of schools way worse than this one.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a very low performing school. Read the test scores. No leadership. Teachers that no loner care. Bottom of the barrel.

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