1201 N Sales St
Merrill, WI 54452
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Bridges Virtual Academy serves 1,041 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Bridges Virtual Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Bridges Virtual Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

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School Overview

Bridges Virtual Academy's student population of 1,041 students has grown by 53% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 81% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,041 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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State Accredited Program
No
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
No
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
No
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

School Rankings

Bridges Virtual Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,025 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bridges Virtual Academy is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#712 out of 2025 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
13%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
91%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Graduation Rate
≥80%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
National Honor Society, Student Newspaper
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,041 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥80% (Btm 50% in WI)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.17

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