Olson Middle School

Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Olson Middle School serves 305 students in grades 6-8.
Olson 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Olson Middle School's student population of 305 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students305 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

Olson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Olson Middle School is 0.27, which is less 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1237 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
3%
1%
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
12%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
85%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.270.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMauston School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Olson Middle School is Ilead Charter School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grayside Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mauston Grayside Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 248 students
    0.0 miles
    510 Grayside Ave
    Mauston, WI 53948
    (608) 847-5616
    0 3-5 248
  • Mauston Ilead Charter School Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 45 students
    0.1 miles
    800 Grayside Ave
    Mauston, WI 53948
    (608) 847-5451
    0.1 7-12 45
  • Mauston Mauston Montessori Charter School Charter School
    Grades: PK-3 | 45 students
    0.2 miles
    708 Loomis Dr
    Mauston, WI 53948
    (608) 847-5451
    0.2 PK-3 45
  • Mauston Mauston High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 468 students
    0.4 miles
    800 Grayside Ave
    Mauston, WI 53948
    (608) 847-4410
    0.4 9-12 468
  • Mauston West Side Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 283 students
    0.6 miles
    708 Loomis Dr
    Mauston, WI 53948
    (608) 847-1828
    0.6 PK-2 283

School Reviews

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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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