Olson Middle School

  • Olson Middle School serves 296 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (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 40% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

School Overview

  • Olson Middle School's student population of 296 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students296 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Olson Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Olson Middle School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. 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#1523 out of 2,027 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
12%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
87%
70%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Olson Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.240.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMauston School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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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.
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