Kaleidoscope Academy

Summary:

Kaleidoscope Academy is a public charter middle school serving grades 6-8 in Appleton, Wisconsin, with a student population of 481. The school is part of the Appleton Area School District, which is ranked 221 out of 424 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Kaleidoscope Academy has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Wisconsin middle schools, its performance varies across different student subgroups. The school performs relatively well for its African American and multi-racial students, but struggles with its Asian, White, and English Language Learner students, as well as its students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Kaleidoscope Academy's proficiency rates in core subjects are lower than the district and state averages, with its weakest performance in 8th grade Mathematics. Additionally, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.9% in 2018-2019 to 24.1% in 2022-2023.

Compared to nearby middle schools, Kaleidoscope Academy's performance is generally lower than schools like Madison Middle and Einstein Middle in the Appleton Area School District. However, it outperforms the nearby Maplewood Middle in the Menasha Joint School District, which has a similar demographic profile but lower overall rankings and test scores. Addressing the school's challenges, such as its underperforming student subgroups and chronic absenteeism, through targeted interventions and best practices from higher-performing schools could be crucial in helping Kaleidoscope Academy improve its educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-8

 318 E Brewster St
       Appleton, WI  54911-3799


(920) 852-5430

District: Appleton Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
383rd of 640 Wisconsin Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,454 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.1 Help
Number of students:  481

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.2%
Hispanic:
14.8%
Two or more races:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kaleidoscope Academy ranks worse than 59.8% of middle schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 3rd 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 43.62. (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 Racial makeup is: White (63.2%), Hispanic (14.8%), two or more races (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kaleidoscope Academy is 12.1, which is the lowest 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 Kaleidoscope Academy is $11,454, which is the 2nd highest among 5 middle schools in the Appleton Area School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kaleidoscope Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Kaleidoscope Academy 383rd of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Kaleidoscope Academy 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 Kaleidoscope Academy

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Rank History for all students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 72.97 97th 539 82.0%
2011 78.24 42nd 549 92.3%
2012 79.37 36th 559 93.6%
2013 79.15 69th 569 87.9%
2014 82.78 43rd 585 92.6%
2015 46.38 393rd 612 35.8%
2016 56.47 272nd 609 55.3%
2017 32.26 458th 612 25.2%
2018 45.46 348th 579 39.9%
2019 49.21 335th 594 43.6%
2021 37.71 422nd 613 31.2%
2022 34.97 438th 617 29.0%
2023 43.62 383rd 640 40.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 33.32 91st 129 29.5%
2022 46.54 63rd 126 50.0%
2023 36.37 91st 132 31.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.74 121st 140 13.6%
2019 35.91 110th 153 28.1%
2021 43.41 71st 138 48.6%
2022 46.73 68th 158 57.0%
2023 41.17 92nd 170 45.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.82 187th 417 55.2%
2019 49.51 182nd 414 56.0%
2021 45.64 218th 437 50.1%
2022 34.76 281st 421 33.3%
2023 52.50 166th 439 62.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.24 398th 489 18.6%
2019 43.82 283rd 487 41.9%
2021 33.43 373rd 499 25.3%
2022 26.68 418th 522 19.9%
2023 28.54 403rd 525 23.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.59 346th 551 37.2%
2019 48.02 326th 557 41.5%
2021 41.81 373rd 574 35.0%
2022 36.91 391st 576 32.1%
2023 43.21 348th 579 39.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.17 323rd 551 41.4%
2019 49.29 301st 557 46.0%
2021 35.62 403rd 572 29.5%
2022 34.92 402nd 577 30.3%
2023 45.79 329th 591 44.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.39 85th 90 5.6%
2019 24.22 74th 91 18.7%
2021 21.06 76th 90 15.6%
2022 9.68 93rd 95 2.1%
2023 14.33 81st 90 10.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.76 13th 123 89.4%
2019 78.17 19th 127 85.0%
2021 47.67 57th 134 57.5%
2022 64.46 31st 125 75.2%
2023 33.72 83rd 130 36.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.74 107th 204 47.5%
2019 40.37 136th 209 34.9%
2021 40.00 139th 225 38.2%
2022 40.23 126th 221 43.0%
2023 42.19 117th 229 48.9%
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Rank History for White students at Kaleidoscope Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.33 240th 375 36.0%
2019 44.67 225th 382 41.1%
2021 36.51 268th 393 31.8%
2022 30.22 304th 397 23.4%
2023 43.45 233rd 412 43.4%
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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.

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Kaleidoscope Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 105 9 8 5 2 n/a n/a 0 129
2009 131 10 10 4 4 n/a n/a 0 159
2010 155 3 10 5 2 n/a n/a 0 175
2011 166 8 7 4 1 0 0 0 186
2012 209 17 11 9 1 0 0 0 247
2013 282 20 18 15 2 0 0 0 337
2014 295 12 17 13 1 0 0 0 338
2015 302 17 12 12 1 0 0 0 344
2016 301 20 12 10 2 1 1 0 347
2017 468 42 48 42 5 1 12 0 618
2018 460 45 45 59 5 3 16 0 633
2019 403 41 43 61 3 1 21 0 573
2020 399 39 47 70 3 2 24 0 584
2021 360 41 38 71 2 0 26 0 538
2022 354 30 34 80 2 1 37 0 538
2023 304 26 36 71 1 0 43 0 481

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

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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 Kaleidoscope Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 129 8.5 15.2 36.4
2009 159 8.2 19.4 36.5
2010 175 9.3 18.8 32
2011 186 9.7 19.1 32.3
2012 247 12.4 19.8 30.4
2013 337 17.9 18.7 26.7
2014 338 18.2 18.5 26.9
2015 344 n/a n/a 27.3
2016 347 19.0 18.2 24.2
2017 618 42.8 14.4 37.4
2018 633 43.5 14.5 35.4
2019 573 41.0 13.9 42.2
2020 584 40.5 14.4 39.9
2021 538 39.6 13.5 43.9
2022 538 42.5 12.6 40.3
2023 481 39.5 12.1 48.6

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 Kaleidoscope Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 129 8.5 15.2 36.4
2009 159 8.2 19.4 36.5
2010 175 9.3 18.8 32
2011 186 9.7 19.1 32.3
2012 247 12.4 19.8 30.4
2013 337 17.9 18.7 26.7
2014 338 18.2 18.5 26.9
2015 344 n/a n/a 27.3
2016 347 19.0 18.2 24.2
2017 618 42.8 14.4 37.4
2018 633 43.5 14.5 35.4
2019 573 41.0 13.9 42.2
2020 584 40.5 14.4 39.9
2021 538 39.6 13.5 43.9
2022 538 42.5 12.6 40.3
2023 481 39.5 12.1 48.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Kaleidoscope Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $248 (2.4%) $9,951 (97.6%) $10,200
2020 $422 (4.0%) $10,082 (96.0%) $10,504
2021 $911 (8.0%) $10,543 (92.0%) $11,454

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kaleidoscope Academy

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 335th of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 383rd of 640 Middle schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Kaleidoscope Academy)52.337.5
 14.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)43.247.1
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Kaleidoscope Academy)46.940
 6.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)49.850.3
 0.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Kaleidoscope Academy)48.441.8
 6.5%
   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 (Kaleidoscope Academy)39.529.3
 10.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)42.337
 5.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Kaleidoscope Academy)3427.2
 6.7%
   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 (Kaleidoscope Academy)24.123.1
 0.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)35.530
 5.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Kaleidoscope Academy)45.455.5
 10.1%
   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 (Kaleidoscope Academy)5645.7
 10.4%
   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 Students573481
 16.1%
African American4126
 36.6%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian4336
 16.3%
Hispanic6171
 16.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White403304
 24.6%
Two or More Races2143
 104.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.2%48.6%
 6.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 481 students attended Kaleidoscope Academy.

Students at Kaleidoscope Academy are 63% White, 15% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 7% Asian, 5% African American.

Kaleidoscope Academy ranks 383rd of 640 Wisconsin middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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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