508 Grayside Ave
Mauston, WI 53948
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Olson Middle School serves 284 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 284 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

School Overview

Olson Middle School's student population of 284 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
284 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Olson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,025 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Olson Middle School is 0.29, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1251 out of 2025 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
13%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
84%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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 (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 284 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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