Madison Middle

Summary:

Madison Middle is a public middle school located in Appleton, Wisconsin, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 612 students. The school is part of the Appleton Area School District, which is ranked 221 out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Madison Middle has a relatively diverse student population, with 61.44% White, 15.03% Hispanic, 15.03% Asian, and 4.25% African American students, its academic performance is generally lower than nearby schools like Einstein Middle and Gerritts Middle. For example, in 2022-2023, only 36.9% of 7th-grade students at Madison Middle were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 45.34% at Einstein Middle and 61.26% at Gerritts Middle. Additionally, Madison Middle has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 20.3%, significantly higher than the nearby Odyssey-Magellan (4.0%) and Woodland Intermediate (4.4%).

The analysis of Madison Middle's data reveals several areas of concern, including declining academic performance over the past decade, achievement gaps between student subgroups, and a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (47.88%) compared to nearby high-performing schools. These findings suggest the need for a comprehensive review of the school's practices and strategies, with a focus on addressing the underlying factors that may be contributing to the observed challenges.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 2020 S Carpenter St
       Appleton, WI  54915-4899


(920) 852-5425

District: Appleton Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
447th of 640 Wisconsin Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,383 Help


Students who attend Madison Middle usually attend:

High:    East High

Feeder schools for Madison Middle:

Elementary:    Berry Elementary
    Horizons Elementary
    Johnston Elementary
    McKinley Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  612

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.4%
Asian:
15.0%
Hispanic:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Madison Middle ranks worse than 69.8% of middle schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked middle schools in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.69. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Madison Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Appleton Area School District. Student population at Madison Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (61.4%), Asian (15%), Hispanic (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Madison Middle is 12.9, which is the 2nd best among 5 middle schools in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Madison Middle is $11,383. 3 middle schools in the Appleton Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Madison Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Madison Middle 447th of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Madison Middle in the ranking list.)

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Appleton Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Appleton Area School District 221st of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Madison Middle

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Rank History for all students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.32 103rd 324 68.2%
2005 55.69 201st 332 39.5%
2006 68.23 125th 382 67.3%
2007 59.57 202nd 366 44.8%
2008 54.29 320th 519 38.3%
2009 55.14 296th 521 43.2%
2010 58.88 262nd 539 51.4%
2011 56.58 306th 549 44.3%
2012 64.61 209th 559 62.6%
2013 63.95 186th 569 67.3%
2014 60.34 242nd 585 58.6%
2015 46.14 395th 612 35.5%
2016 36.85 427th 609 29.9%
2017 40.89 394th 612 35.6%
2018 43.68 361st 579 37.7%
2019 44.60 371st 594 37.5%
2021 37.30 425th 613 30.7%
2022 41.09 398th 617 35.5%
2023 34.69 447th 640 30.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.48 73rd 101 27.7%
2022 39.37 79th 126 37.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.47 31st 140 77.9%
2019 66.99 17th 153 88.9%
2021 31.20 111th 138 19.6%
2022 49.74 61st 158 61.4%
2023 31.37 136th 170 20.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.26 224th 417 46.3%
2019 51.74 167th 414 59.7%
2021 45.70 217th 437 50.3%
2022 55.60 148th 421 64.8%
2023 49.12 187th 439 57.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.32 344th 489 29.7%
2019 43.42 287th 487 41.1%
2021 32.15 379th 499 24.0%
2022 37.58 350th 522 33.0%
2023 29.54 395th 525 24.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.66 368th 551 33.2%
2019 45.10 352nd 557 36.8%
2021 38.02 399th 574 30.5%
2022 37.79 386th 576 33.0%
2023 34.90 410th 579 29.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.87 326th 551 40.8%
2019 44.61 337th 557 39.5%
2021 39.23 376th 572 34.3%
2022 46.79 317th 577 45.1%
2023 36.49 395th 591 33.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.60 87th 90 3.3%
2019 23.91 75th 91 17.6%
2021 18.84 77th 90 14.4%
2022 22.73 75th 95 21.1%
2023 19.24 74th 90 17.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 28.38 109th 134 18.7%
2023 41.28 67th 130 48.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.60 158th 204 22.5%
2019 42.60 129th 209 38.3%
2021 34.58 157th 225 30.2%
2022 23.96 186th 221 15.8%
2023 31.36 159th 229 30.6%
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Rank History for White students at Madison Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.75 221st 375 41.1%
2019 40.83 248th 382 35.1%
2021 38.18 262nd 393 33.3%
2022 41.58 244th 397 38.5%
2023 30.73 306th 412 25.7%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Madison Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 729 2 11 2 6 n/a n/a 0 750
1989 767 n/a 8 n/a 7 n/a n/a 0 782
1990 784 2 23 12 8 n/a n/a 0 829
1991 819 3 35 12 10 n/a n/a 0 879
1992 866 5 35 11 11 n/a n/a 0 928
1993 935 4 45 10 12 n/a n/a 0 1006
1994 976 5 50 11 9 n/a n/a 0 1051
1995 668 5 39 6 1 n/a n/a 0 719
1996 668 5 39 6 1 n/a n/a 0 719
1997 677 9 41 3 2 n/a n/a 0 732
1998 653 6 40 4 5 n/a n/a 0 708
1999 644 6 46 3 7 n/a n/a 0 706
2000 640 12 55 8 5 n/a n/a 0 720
2001 656 8 71 16 2 n/a n/a 0 753
2002 642 9 75 20 3 n/a n/a 0 749
2003 642 9 75 20 3 n/a n/a 0 749
2004 615 7 76 35 3 n/a n/a 0 736
2005 600 10 82 37 4 n/a n/a 0 733
2006 610 13 87 34 5 n/a n/a 0 749
2007 551 25 83 36 6 n/a n/a 0 701
2008 541 34 82 43 7 n/a n/a 0 707
2009 497 31 77 52 7 n/a n/a 0 664
2010 485 22 62 59 7 n/a n/a 0 635
2011 470 23 67 61 6 0 0 0 627
2012 464 22 67 64 2 0 0 0 619
2013 494 32 73 71 7 0 0 0 677
2014 463 20 80 77 9 0 0 0 649
2015 441 13 81 83 5 0 1 0 624
2016 456 18 96 88 6 0 2 0 666
2017 466 23 94 93 6 0 5 0 687
2018 457 21 83 89 5 0 11 0 666
2019 416 31 85 89 4 0 19 0 644
2020 400 40 96 89 1 0 19 0 645
2021 396 32 86 85 1 0 18 0 618
2022 406 26 81 86 2 0 21 0 622
2023 376 26 92 92 2 0 24 0 612

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Madison Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 750 45.6 16.4 0
1989 782 52.2 14.9 0
1990 829 53.3 15.5 0
1991 879 52.8 16.6 4.1
1992 928 60.1 15.4 7.2
1993 1006 62.6 16.1 9.3
1994 1051 64.2 16.4 10.7
1995 719 42.5 16.9 11.4
1996 719 42.5 16.9 11.4
1997 732 45.9 15.9 11.6
1998 708 46.0 15.4 11.7
1999 706 46.0 15.3 18
2000 720 46.9 15.4 18.6
2001 753 50.3 15.0 18.3
2002 749 49.5 15.1 18.4
2003 749 49.5 15.1 18.4
2004 736 49.0 15.0 20.5
2005 733 46.7 15.7 n/a
2006 749 51.2 14.6 n/a
2007 701 50.7 13.8 27.2
2008 707 48.5 14.6 32.7
2009 664 44.6 14.9 36.6
2010 635 43.9 14.4 36.4
2011 627 42.2 14.8 41.5
2012 619 40.7 15.1 42.3
2013 677 45.3 14.9 41.1
2014 649 45.0 14.3 43.5
2015 624 n/a n/a 46.8
2016 666 45.0 14.8 44.1
2017 687 49.0 14.0 40.8
2018 666 49.3 13.5 37.8
2019 644 46.0 13.9 44.6
2020 645 47.3 13.6 39.4
2021 618 49.5 12.4 43.2
2022 622 49.3 12.6 40
2023 612 47.1 12.9 47.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Madison Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 750 45.6 16.4 0
1989 782 52.2 14.9 0
1990 829 53.3 15.5 0
1991 879 52.8 16.6 4.1
1992 928 60.1 15.4 7.2
1993 1006 62.6 16.1 9.3
1994 1051 64.2 16.4 10.7
1995 719 42.5 16.9 11.4
1996 719 42.5 16.9 11.4
1997 732 45.9 15.9 11.6
1998 708 46.0 15.4 11.7
1999 706 46.0 15.3 18
2000 720 46.9 15.4 18.6
2001 753 50.3 15.0 18.3
2002 749 49.5 15.1 18.4
2003 749 49.5 15.1 18.4
2004 736 49.0 15.0 20.5
2005 733 46.7 15.7 n/a
2006 749 51.2 14.6 n/a
2007 701 50.7 13.8 27.2
2008 707 48.5 14.6 32.7
2009 664 44.6 14.9 36.6
2010 635 43.9 14.4 36.4
2011 627 42.2 14.8 41.5
2012 619 40.7 15.1 42.3
2013 677 45.3 14.9 41.1
2014 649 45.0 14.3 43.5
2015 624 n/a n/a 46.8
2016 666 45.0 14.8 44.1
2017 687 49.0 14.0 40.8
2018 666 49.3 13.5 37.8
2019 644 46.0 13.9 44.6
2020 645 47.3 13.6 39.4
2021 618 49.5 12.4 43.2
2022 622 49.3 12.6 40
2023 612 47.1 12.9 47.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Madison Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $520 (4.7%) $10,612 (95.3%) $11,133
2020 $422 (4.0%) $10,126 (96.0%) $10,548
2021 $911 (8.0%) $10,472 (92.0%) $11,383

Data source: Wisconsin Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Madison Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 371st of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 447th of 640 Middle schools
 7.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Madison Middle)31.336.9
 5.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)41.841.5
 0.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)45.541.1
 4.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Madison Middle)35.729.4
 6.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)42.337
 5.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Madison Middle)30.129
 1.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)34.535.2
 0.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)37.337.8
 0.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Madison Middle)33.219.7
 13.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)35.530
 5.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Madison Middle)55.846.2
 9.6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Appleton Area School District)51.656.1
 4.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.159.2
 7.1%
8th Grade Science (Madison Middle)56.337.5
 18.8%
   8th Grade Science (Appleton Area School District)5747.2
 9.8%
   8th Grade Science (Wisconsin)54.649.4
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students644612
 5%
African American3126
 16.1%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian8592
 8.2%
Hispanic8992
 3.4%
Pacific Islander00
White416376
 9.6%
Two or More Races1924
 26.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44.6%47.9%
 3.3%


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Students at Madison Middle are 61% White, 15% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 4% African American, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 612 students attended Madison Middle.

Madison Middle ranks 447th of 640 Wisconsin middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Madison Middle usually go on to attend East High


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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