Olson Middle School

508 Grayside Ave
Mauston, WI 53948
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 281 students in grades 6-8, Olson Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : Bottom 50% in WI
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Olson Middle School's student population of 281 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Olson Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Olson Middle School is 0.30, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WI)
#1058 out of 1984 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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39%
38%
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34%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
9%
13%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
83%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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0.30
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Olson Middle School's ranking?
Olson Middle School is ranked #1058 out of 1,984 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average), while 34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average).
How many students attend Olson Middle School?
281 students attend Olson Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Olson Middle School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are American Indian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Olson Middle School?
Olson Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is equal to the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does Olson Middle School offer ?
Olson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Olson Middle School part of?
Olson Middle School is part of Mauston School District.

School Reviews

5   2/17/2010
Olson Middle School was recognized as a Wisconsin School of Promise by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in 2008. The Association of Wisconsin School Administrators identified Olson Middle School as a Exemplary Wisconsin Middle School in 2008 and 2009 for significantly raising test scores in mathematics.
- Posted by Administrator - treis

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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