La Crosse Design Institute Middle School

  • La Crosse Design Institute Middle School serves 55 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-39% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • La Crosse Design Institute Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 29%.
  • La Crosse Design Institute Middle School operates within the La Crosse School District.

School Overview

  • La Crosse Design Institute Middle School's student population of 55 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 3 teachers has grown by 50% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students55 students
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Total Students (2012-2016)
Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Total Teachers (2012-2016)
Students by GradeLa Crosse Design Institute Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • La Crosse Design Institute Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2027 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of La Crosse Design Institute Middle School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2012-2016)
Asian
1%
4%
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Asian Students (2012-2016)
Hispanic
n/a
11%
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Black Students (2014-2015)
Black
6%
9%
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Black Students (2013-2016)
White
91%
71%
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School White Students (2012-2016)
Two or more races
2%
3%
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsLa Crosse Design Institute Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownWI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.26
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Diversity Score (2012-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
34%
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2012-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
La Crosse Design Institute Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2012-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of La Crosse Design Institute Middle School is La Crosse School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 439 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • La Crosse School District's student population of 6,790 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $15,113 is higher than the state average of $14,677. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $15,783 is higher than the state average of $14,468. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
    School District NameLa Crosse School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    21
    3
    Number of Students Managed6,790848
    La Crosse School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    36%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    40%
    44%
    District Total Revenue$102 MM$12 MM
    District Spending$106 MM$12 MM
    District Revenue / Student$15,113$14,677
    District Spending / Student$15,783$14,468
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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