Fernwood Montessori

  • Fernwood Montessori serves 739 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 62% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Fernwood Montessori 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

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School Overview

  • Fernwood Montessori's student population of 739 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students739 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fernwood Montessori is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fernwood Montessori is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank#646 out of 2029 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fernwood Montessori and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio24:115:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
22%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fernwood Montessori and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
6%
9%
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White
66%
70%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fernwood Montessori.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.520.49
This chart display the diversity score of Fernwood Montessori and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fernwood Montessori and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMilwaukee School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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This school looks and sounds like a good school. I wish there were more African Americans their cause I Am one but I also can get along with Caucasian people. I hope this school is as good as it sounds because I really am looking forward to going next school year and be in a safe, welcoming environment. I hope I Can come to this school next school year with my siblings and I can't wait im going to be in 7th grade and I Am 12 years old A future student Cejai Harris.
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