School Details

Longfellow Middle School

7600 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 773-2400
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 821 students 16 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

69%
67%
47%
55%
50%
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
  • Wauwatosa School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
65%
47%
52%
46%
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
  • Wauwatosa School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
79%
63%
67%
69%
45%
51%
48%
33%
87%
89%
79%
87%
89%
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
  • Wauwatosa School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Longfellow Middle School is a public middle school in Wauwatosa. The principal of Longfellow Middle School is Mark Carter, whose e-mail is carterma@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us. 821 children attend Longfellow Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Longfellow Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 821 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Longfellow Middle School is 16:1. Wauwatosa Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 68% %
Hispanic 5% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 18%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Longfellow is a ok school. It is has had 5 bomb threats in this past school year. But I still think that it is a good school with wonderful teachers and staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandson loves this school!. He is in his 2nd year at Longfellow. The teachers get good marks from him and his parents. He is active in drama Orchestra and many extra curricular activities. The staff is very helpful and professional every time I attend any activity or performance. They also adhere to their no bullying policy. I am glad he is having a good middle school experience as we all know these years can be stressful and difficult. Thank you Longfellow School!

  • (1 year ago)

    You have some great teachers and some not so great. There is high teacher turnover. The school is having problems with overall organization. Every year for the past 4 years the entire class system/schedule has changed. They can't seem to get their act straight. The principal is non-responsive and racist. There are students who are not held accountable for even unlawful acts like cutting in class selling and doing drugs and bullying. Yet good kids are picked out and used as poster children for any minor offenses - like not brining an ID badge to class. There have been a number of times when my children's safety was at risk from bullying and from general lack of problem solving among the staff. I wish I would have selected a different school for my daughter. ( She is bright and a top achiever but the environment is poor and this is a reflection of the leadership. I have to give them below average do to the social problems and weak leadership.

  • (3 years ago)

    Wouldnt recommend this school to anyone. My child comes home crying daily about how bad it is bullying teasing many bad teachers who don't teach but are great at yelling. Pricipal doesnt care enough to return emails or calls w/ concerns. Some classes are overcrowded-kid shave to fight for seats and many disruptive students from neighboring city who get no consequences for unbelieveable actions!

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent of a high achieving child I have been very pleased with the breadth and depth of my son's education. Along with quality academics Longfellow offers an excellent theater department and first rate band and orchestra programs. My son has commented that he "feels safe" at school and is free to be himself and march to his own drummer. All in all an excellent experience so far.

  • (5 years ago)

    Principal is unresponsive and appears disorganized. He isn't out in the halls with the kids. Teachers have been excellent overall and seem to be very caring.

  • (5 years ago)

    great teachers and hard-working kids!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a great learning environment for me. They have a pretty descent diversity level. I I have really improved after coming out of the Milwaukee Public Schools system. My favorite teachers are Mr. Theriault Mrs. Westphal Mrs. West Mrs. Hutchinson. Mr. Calarco and the french teacher Mademoiselle Baehr. The children are really great and overall kind.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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