Sherman Middle School

1610 Ruskin St
Madison, WI 53704
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Sherman Middle School serves 466 students in grades 6-8.
Sherman 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 20% (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 24% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Sherman Middle School's student population of 466 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students466 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Sherman 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 Sherman Middle School is 0.77, which is more 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
#1801 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
4%
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Hispanic
28%
12%
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Black
26%
9%
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White
28%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.770.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison Metropolitan School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sherman Middle School is East High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mendota Mental Health Institution (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emerson Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Madison Isthmus Montessori Academy Public Charter School

    0.4 miles
    1802 Pankratz St
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 661-8200
    0.4 n/a n/a
  • Madison Emerson Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 409 students
    1.2 miles
    2421 E Johnson St
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-2000
    1.2 PK-5 409
  • Madison Lake View Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 261 students
    1.2 miles
    1802 Tennyson Ln
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-4040
    1.2 K-5 261
  • Madison East High School Math: 35% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,637 student
    1.5 miles
    2222 E Washington Ave
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-1600
    1.5 9-12 1,637
  • Madison Shabazz-city High School Alternative School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 114 students
    1.6 miles
    1601 N Sherman Ave
    Madison, WI 53704
    (608) 204-2440
    1.6 9-12 114

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