School Details

Whitman Middle School

11100 West Center Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
(414) 773-2600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 689 students 15 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

64%
67%
47%
47%
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

67%
65%
47%
38%
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

82%
79%
63%
72%
69%
45%
44%
48%
33%
91%
89%
79%
91%
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

Whitman Middle School is a public middle school in Wauwatosa. The principal of Whitman Middle School is Jeff Keranen, who can be contacted at keraneje@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us. 689 children attend Whitman Middle School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Whitman Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 689 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Whitman Middle School is 15:1. Our Redeemer Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 63% %
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 18%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    It is Awesome! The students get the education they need! The teachers are so nice!

  • (3 years ago)

    My child transferred to this school after being bullied in a private religious school. He always felt safe and welcome at Whitman. Any issues( there were one or two extremely minor issues) were dealt with quickly and competently by administration or a guidance counselor. My son was challenged appropriately by his academics and the choice of extracirriculars is outstanding. Whitman is extremely well organized. The teachers at Whitman truly "love" these kids and are dedicated to teaching. Parent involvement is encouraged and we enjoyed our inovlevement in the extracirriculars. We can not say enough good things about Whitman and our experience there!

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall I am pleased with the education my child received. The school offers many extracurricular activities as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school itself and its staff/ administration are great. Its the students that make this school horrible. The majority of them speak behave and treat each other like they are from a gang. Something needs to be done about the students and their behaviors...most likely starting with parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two kids currently there. I have issues with the staff in the main office for a long time. I feel like they really truly don't care about my family. There have been several problems throughout the time with arrival times absentences with were truth absentences homework etc. I can honestly say that I like Eisenhower and West office staff much better. I wish I never had to deal with Whitman. I love the teachers the activites the intereaction with other kids. I like the WAC nights even though I would love to help in other ways with this event. WAC nights are getting better with driving issue before and after events. Thank you

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Whitman is a very orginzed school compared to like Longfellow. They both have their pros and cons

  • (10 years ago)

    this is a great school! they have many extracurricular activities like art club football volleyball club golf and much much more! the parents are very involed. there is a pta that orginizes many of the dances at the school and it is just a very fun school to go to!

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