Kettle Moraine Middle

Summary:

Kettle Moraine Middle is a public middle school located in Dousman, Wisconsin, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 780 students. The school is part of the Kettle Moraine School District, which is ranked 36th out of 424 districts in Wisconsin and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Kettle Moraine Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Wisconsin, with a statewide ranking between 20th and 49th over the past several years. The school has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating exceptional academic performance. However, the school's student population is predominantly white, with a significantly lower percentage of minority students compared to the state average. This lack of diversity may be a concern and could impact the school's ability to prepare students for an increasingly diverse world. Additionally, while Kettle Moraine Middle's chronic absenteeism rates are still lower than the state average, the recent increase in absenteeism is a concern that the school should address to ensure that all students are able to fully participate in their education.

Despite these challenges, Kettle Moraine Middle students consistently outperform the state and district averages in the Forward Exam, with 59-71% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The school also has a relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with only 11-14% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Nearby schools like Horning Middle, Park View Middle, and Les Paul Middle may offer different educational experiences and demographics for families to consider.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 301 E Ottawa Ave
       Dousman, WI  53118-9703


(262) 965-6500

District: Kettle Moraine School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 640 Wisconsin Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,414 Help


Students who attend Kettle Moraine Middle usually attend:

High:    Kettle Moraine High

Feeder schools for Kettle Moraine Middle:

Elementary:    Cushing Elementary
    Dousman Elementary
    Magee Elementary
    Wales Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  780

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.2%
Hispanic:
6.3%
Two or more races:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kettle Moraine Middle ranks better than 95.3% of middle schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.95. (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 (88.2%), Hispanic (6.3%), two or more races (4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kettle Moraine Middle is 15.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kettle Moraine Middle is $11,414.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kettle Moraine Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Kettle Moraine Middle 30th of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Kettle Moraine Middle in the ranking list.)

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Kettle Moraine School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kettle Moraine School District 36th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Kettle Moraine Middle

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Rank History for all students at Kettle Moraine Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 85.98 8th 324 97.5%
2005 80.20 26th 332 92.2%
2006 82.31 17th 382 95.5%
2007 82.52 15th 366 95.9%
2008 79.02 45th 519 91.3%
2009 77.44 54th 521 89.6%
2010 75.11 68th 539 87.4%
2011 77.87 44th 549 92.0%
2012 73.32 92nd 559 83.5%
2013 85.09 32nd 569 94.4%
2014 82.85 42nd 585 92.8%
2015 82.49 46th 612 92.5%
2016 84.98 47th 609 92.3%
2017 84.52 49th 612 92.0%
2018 79.36 74th 579 87.2%
2019 84.13 49th 594 91.8%
2021 90.55 20th 613 96.7%
2022 91.25 29th 617 95.3%
2023 90.95 30th 640 95.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Kettle Moraine Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.01 4th 96 95.8%
2019 84.76 9th 101 91.1%
2021 91.33 9th 129 93.0%
2022 95.64 4th 126 96.8%
2023 95.75 5th 132 96.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Kettle Moraine Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.26 34th 417 91.8%
2019 77.88 35th 414 91.5%
2021 84.94 20th 437 95.4%
2022 87.24 11th 421 97.4%
2023 81.19 28th 439 93.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kettle Moraine Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.12 203rd 489 58.5%
2019 63.21 124th 487 74.5%
2021 75.67 51st 499 89.8%
2022 77.57 54th 522 89.7%
2023 84.03 34th 525 93.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Kettle Moraine Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.75 64th 551 88.4%
2019 85.05 35th 557 93.7%
2021 90.58 19th 574 96.7%
2022 88.79 34th 576 94.1%
2023 92.19 23rd 579 96.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Kettle Moraine Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.43 76th 551 86.2%
2019 81.21 57th 557 89.8%
2021 89.08 23rd 572 96.0%
2022 92.29 19th 577 96.7%
2023 89.05 34th 591 94.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kettle Moraine Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.07 58th 204 71.6%
2019 54.10 79th 209 62.2%
2021 87.62 11th 225 95.1%
2022 87.22 16th 221 92.8%
2023 92.08 10th 229 95.6%
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Rank History for White students at Kettle Moraine Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.59 73rd 375 80.5%
2019 80.77 43rd 382 88.7%
2021 88.94 15th 393 96.2%
2022 88.89 25th 397 93.7%
2023 87.67 33rd 412 92.0%
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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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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Open Quote The teachers and staff cater to kids who catch on quick and stay engaged. If your child struggles and you just desperately want them to get through school, KM is the place to be with their "no retention" policy pushing kids through whether they get it or not. If you are a parent who cares whether or not your kid does well, you're fine if your kid is a main stream learner. If your kid struggles AND you care? This is NOT the place. They do not communicate with parents when a child is struggling and once the parents know there is something going on (only because of a grade report), you have to pull teeth to get answers. When my child started struggling (out of pure boredom), it took most of the school year to get in touch with some of the teachers. I finally threatened them with the school board and they cooperated quickly. They do not utilize the parent component of the teaching team. Good learning /studying skills start at home. KM does not think they need parents to "interfere" with their teaching methods and would rather overlook a struggling child and slip them on through with the rest of the kids than to actually do their jobs and create a true learning environment for all students rather than just the majority who go through school without incident. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Kettle Moraine Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 767 1 4 5 n/a n/a n/a 0 777
1989 805 n/a 4 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 815
1990 784 1 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 797
1991 844 2 9 9 1 n/a n/a 0 865
1992 836 0 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 852
1993 867 1 11 11 0 n/a n/a 0 890
1994 914 2 11 13 3 n/a n/a 0 943
1995 985 0 4 14 1 n/a n/a 0 1004
1996 985 0 4 14 1 n/a n/a 0 1004
1997 969 0 6 16 2 n/a n/a 0 993
1998 1027 0 8 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1051
1999 1024 1 8 15 1 n/a n/a 0 1049
2000 1025 2 9 14 0 n/a n/a 0 1050
2001 994 6 11 14 0 n/a n/a 0 1025
2002 963 5 12 16 1 n/a n/a 0 997
2003 963 5 12 16 1 n/a n/a 0 997
2004 959 5 13 22 2 n/a n/a 0 1001
2005 985 7 9 15 2 n/a n/a 0 1018
2006 992 10 8 12 5 n/a n/a 0 1027
2007 993 10 8 17 5 n/a n/a 0 1033
2008 980 10 10 16 5 n/a n/a 0 1021
2009 971 5 13 15 3 n/a n/a 0 1007
2010 951 8 17 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1001
2011 920 2 11 38 3 0 15 0 989
2012 859 4 15 38 3 1 21 0 941
2013 858 5 11 41 3 1 18 0 937
2014 811 5 11 43 2 0 21 0 893
2015 819 3 16 38 1 0 19 0 896
2016 782 2 16 38 0 0 24 0 862
2017 789 3 15 44 2 0 25 0 878
2018 739 6 10 40 1 1 26 0 823
2019 743 9 6 46 3 0 32 0 839
2020 738 5 7 50 2 0 32 0 834
2021 723 9 8 54 2 0 31 0 827
2022 684 6 5 58 1 0 27 0 781
2023 688 5 7 49 0 0 31 0 780

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Kettle Moraine Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 777 51.8 15.0 3.3
1989 815 52.3 15.5 3.3
1990 797 53.2 14.9 3.1
1991 865 54.0 16.0 2.3
1992 852 53.7 15.8 2.7
1993 890 54.6 16.3 2.2
1994 943 60.1 15.7 2.7
1995 1004 62.1 16.2 2
1996 1004 62.1 16.2 2
1997 993 61.9 16.0 2.6
1998 1051 66.6 15.8 2.2
1999 1049 65.3 16.1 4.7
2000 1050 68.5 15.3 3.9
2001 1025 67.4 15.2 4.1
2002 997 65.6 15.2 4.2
2003 997 65.6 15.2 4.2
2004 1001 62.8 15.9 3
2005 1018 64.6 15.8 n/a
2006 1027 57.7 17.8 n/a
2007 1033 58.8 17.6 5.6
2008 1021 55.7 18.3 6.4
2009 1007 55.5 18.1 5.2
2010 1001 54.1 18.5 7.4
2011 989 53.6 18.4 8.4
2012 941 54.3 17.3 10.8
2013 937 55.0 17.0 12.4
2014 893 55.1 16.1 13.1
2015 896 n/a n/a 12.4
2016 862 55.0 15.6 15.1
2017 878 53.7 16.3 11.8
2018 823 53.5 15.3 11.9
2019 839 50.2 16.6 13.9
2020 834 47.8 17.4 12.1
2021 827 49.3 16.7 13.8
2022 781 48.9 15.9 13.3
2023 780 50.4 15.4 11

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 Kettle Moraine Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 777 51.8 15.0 3.3
1989 815 52.3 15.5 3.3
1990 797 53.2 14.9 3.1
1991 865 54.0 16.0 2.3
1992 852 53.7 15.8 2.7
1993 890 54.6 16.3 2.2
1994 943 60.1 15.7 2.7
1995 1004 62.1 16.2 2
1996 1004 62.1 16.2 2
1997 993 61.9 16.0 2.6
1998 1051 66.6 15.8 2.2
1999 1049 65.3 16.1 4.7
2000 1050 68.5 15.3 3.9
2001 1025 67.4 15.2 4.1
2002 997 65.6 15.2 4.2
2003 997 65.6 15.2 4.2
2004 1001 62.8 15.9 3
2005 1018 64.6 15.8 n/a
2006 1027 57.7 17.8 n/a
2007 1033 58.8 17.6 5.6
2008 1021 55.7 18.3 6.4
2009 1007 55.5 18.1 5.2
2010 1001 54.1 18.5 7.4
2011 989 53.6 18.4 8.4
2012 941 54.3 17.3 10.8
2013 937 55.0 17.0 12.4
2014 893 55.1 16.1 13.1
2015 896 n/a n/a 12.4
2016 862 55.0 15.6 15.1
2017 878 53.7 16.3 11.8
2018 823 53.5 15.3 11.9
2019 839 50.2 16.6 13.9
2020 834 47.8 17.4 12.1
2021 827 49.3 16.7 13.8
2022 781 48.9 15.9 13.3
2023 780 50.4 15.4 11

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 Kettle Moraine Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $430 (3.9%) $10,538 (96.1%) $10,968
2020 $153 (1.4%) $10,601 (98.6%) $10,754
2021 $257 (2.3%) $11,157 (97.7%) $11,414

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kettle Moraine Middle

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 49th of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 30th of 640 Middle schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine Middle)64.862.5
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine School District)64.862.1
 2.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine Middle)66.971.2
 4.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine School District)66.970.3
 3.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine Middle)61.965.4
 3.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine School District)61.965.5
 3.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)45.541.1
 4.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine Middle)62.371
 8.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine School District)62.370.6
 8.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine Middle)50.959.4
 8.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine School District)50.959.6
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)37.337.8
 0.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine Middle)59.256.5
 2.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine School District)59.256.6
 2.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Kettle Moraine Middle)62.680.1
 17.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Kettle Moraine School District)62.680.2
 17.6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.159.2
 7.1%
8th Grade Science (Kettle Moraine Middle)69.378.6
 9.3%
   8th Grade Science (Kettle Moraine School District)69.378.7
 9.4%
   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 Students839780
 7%
African American95
 44.4%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian67
 16.7%
Hispanic4649
 6.5%
Pacific Islander00
White743688
 7.4%
Two or More Races3231
 3.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.9%11%
 2.9%


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Students at Kettle Moraine Middle are 88% White, 6% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races.

Yes! Kettle Moraine Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 30th of 640 Wisconsin middle schools.

Students who attend Kettle Moraine Middle usually go on to attend Kettle Moraine High

In the 2022-23 school year, 780 students attended Kettle Moraine Middle.


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