Freedom Middle

Summary:

Freedom Middle is a public middle school located in Freedom, Wisconsin, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 357 students. The school is part of the Freedom Area School District, which is ranked 227 out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Freedom Middle stands out for its significantly higher percentage of white students (87.68%) compared to the more diverse nearby schools like Odyssey-Magellan and Kaleidoscope Academy. Academically, the school performs above the state average in some subject areas, such as 7th grade English Language Arts and 8th grade Social Studies, but lags behind in others, like 8th grade Mathematics. Additionally, Freedom Middle has relatively low dropout rates, but its chronic absenteeism rate has been increasing, reaching 13.2% in the 2022-2023 school year.

The school's statewide ranking and SchoolDigger rating have fluctuated over the years, ranging from 78 out of 609 Wisconsin middle schools (4 stars) in 2015-2016 to 325 out of 617 (2 stars) in 2021-2022. This variability in performance and recognition suggests that the school may be facing some challenges in maintaining consistent academic excellence, and the district may need to focus on improving attendance and addressing the underlying factors contributing to these fluctuations.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 N4021 County Road E
       Freedom, WI  54130-7593


(920) 788-7945

District: Freedom Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
277th of 640 Wisconsin Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,552 Help


Students who attend Freedom Middle usually attend:

High:    Freedom High

Feeder schools for Freedom Middle:

Elementary:    Freedom Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  357

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.7%
Two or more races:
4.2%
Hispanic:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Freedom Middle ranks better than 56.7% of middle schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.99. (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 (87.7%), two or more races (4.2%), Hispanic (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Freedom Middle is 13.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Freedom Middle is $10,552.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Freedom Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Freedom Middle 277th of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Freedom Middle in the ranking list.)

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Freedom Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Freedom Area School District 227th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Freedom Middle

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Rank History for all students at Freedom Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 60.07 167th 324 48.5%
2006 71.15 103rd 382 73.0%
2007 73.78 76th 366 79.2%
2008 66.45 169th 519 67.4%
2009 69.61 134th 521 74.3%
2010 65.02 194th 539 64.0%
2011 67.95 153rd 549 72.1%
2012 59.78 277th 559 50.4%
2013 59.04 244th 569 57.1%
2014 63.73 201st 585 65.6%
2015 72.93 117th 612 80.9%
2016 78.36 78th 609 87.2%
2017 67.63 163rd 612 73.4%
2018 63.49 195th 579 66.3%
2019 65.23 184th 594 69.0%
2021 61.75 215th 613 64.9%
2022 50.35 325th 617 47.3%
2023 54.99 277th 640 56.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Freedom Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.18 142nd 417 65.9%
2019 53.15 155th 414 62.6%
2021 40.67 264th 437 39.6%
2022 57.28 133rd 421 68.4%
2023 50.87 176th 439 59.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Freedom Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.13 58th 489 88.1%
2019 71.40 68th 487 86.0%
2021 47.07 248th 499 50.3%
2022 56.95 191st 522 63.4%
2023 50.05 247th 525 53.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Freedom Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.76 235th 551 57.4%
2019 66.82 158th 557 71.6%
2021 62.87 185th 574 67.8%
2022 57.92 230th 576 60.1%
2023 56.01 241st 579 58.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Freedom Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.38 136th 551 75.3%
2019 61.39 199th 557 64.3%
2021 60.42 206th 572 64.0%
2022 45.90 328th 577 43.2%
2023 54.91 260th 591 56.0%
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Rank History for White students at Freedom Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.78 168th 375 55.2%
2019 51.12 189th 382 50.5%
2021 52.42 175th 393 55.5%
2022 36.38 274th 397 31.0%
2023 40.92 250th 412 39.3%
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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 Freedom Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 175 n/a n/a n/a 15 n/a n/a 0 190
1990 160 0 0 0 20 n/a n/a 0 180
1991 156 0 0 0 19 n/a n/a 0 175
1992 243 0 1 0 17 n/a n/a 0 261
1993 263 0 2 0 25 n/a n/a 0 290
1994 283 0 1 0 28 n/a n/a 0 312
1995 298 0 0 0 23 n/a n/a 0 321
1996 298 0 0 0 23 n/a n/a 0 321
1997 284 0 3 0 17 n/a n/a 0 304
1998 297 0 3 0 18 n/a n/a 0 318
1999 279 0 0 0 18 n/a n/a 0 297
2000 297 0 0 0 23 n/a n/a 0 320
2001 296 0 0 2 29 n/a n/a 0 327
2002 305 1 0 4 33 n/a n/a 0 343
2003 305 1 0 4 33 n/a n/a 0 343
2004 304 2 0 1 31 n/a n/a 0 338
2005 290 4 0 0 26 n/a n/a 0 320
2006 302 3 0 4 21 n/a n/a 0 330
2007 307 3 0 2 16 n/a n/a 0 328
2008 316 3 0 0 11 n/a n/a 0 330
2009 320 2 0 2 16 n/a n/a 0 340
2010 327 0 0 5 16 n/a n/a 0 348
2011 335 0 0 6 9 0 8 0 358
2012 324 0 0 11 13 0 4 0 352
2013 321 0 2 7 13 0 4 0 347
2014 341 0 2 5 11 0 5 0 364
2015 328 0 2 6 10 0 9 0 355
2016 339 0 3 6 4 0 11 0 363
2017 352 0 3 10 6 0 10 0 381
2018 342 0 4 13 10 0 9 0 378
2019 322 0 3 15 10 0 13 0 363
2020 284 0 1 17 14 0 10 0 326
2021 299 1 2 19 12 0 11 0 344
2022 310 1 3 15 11 0 11 0 351
2023 313 2 4 12 11 0 15 0 357

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 Freedom Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 190 15.0 12.6 10.5
1990 180 10.0 18.0 12.2
1991 175 10.0 17.5 6.3
1992 261 14.5 18.0 8.8
1993 290 20.0 14.5 7.9
1994 312 21.0 14.9 5.4
1995 321 22.7 14.1 5.6
1996 321 22.7 14.1 5.6
1997 304 22.3 13.6 4.3
1998 318 25.9 12.3 4.7
1999 297 26.9 11.0 7.4
2000 320 25.9 12.4 8.8
2001 327 23.9 13.7 8.6
2002 343 27.2 12.6 12.5
2003 343 27.2 12.6 12.5
2004 338 23.7 14.3 9.5
2005 320 24.3 13.2 n/a
2006 330 22.4 14.7 n/a
2007 328 22.4 14.6 18
2008 330 20.6 16.0 13.6
2009 340 22.8 14.9 14.1
2010 348 23.2 14.9 19.8
2011 358 24.8 14.3 20.1
2012 352 24.1 14.5 22.2
2013 347 23.8 14.5 20.2
2014 364 24.0 15.1 20.3
2015 355 n/a n/a 18.3
2016 363 25.0 14.5 20.7
2017 381 24.0 15.8 16
2018 378 24.3 15.5 16.4
2019 363 24.5 14.7 16.3
2020 326 24.2 13.4 18.4
2021 344 23.9 14.3 18.6
2022 351 24.8 14.1 19.4
2023 357 26.1 13.6 20.2

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 Freedom Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 190 15.0 12.6 10.5
1990 180 10.0 18.0 12.2
1991 175 10.0 17.5 6.3
1992 261 14.5 18.0 8.8
1993 290 20.0 14.5 7.9
1994 312 21.0 14.9 5.4
1995 321 22.7 14.1 5.6
1996 321 22.7 14.1 5.6
1997 304 22.3 13.6 4.3
1998 318 25.9 12.3 4.7
1999 297 26.9 11.0 7.4
2000 320 25.9 12.4 8.8
2001 327 23.9 13.7 8.6
2002 343 27.2 12.6 12.5
2003 343 27.2 12.6 12.5
2004 338 23.7 14.3 9.5
2005 320 24.3 13.2 n/a
2006 330 22.4 14.7 n/a
2007 328 22.4 14.6 18
2008 330 20.6 16.0 13.6
2009 340 22.8 14.9 14.1
2010 348 23.2 14.9 19.8
2011 358 24.8 14.3 20.1
2012 352 24.1 14.5 22.2
2013 347 23.8 14.5 20.2
2014 364 24.0 15.1 20.3
2015 355 n/a n/a 18.3
2016 363 25.0 14.5 20.7
2017 381 24.0 15.8 16
2018 378 24.3 15.5 16.4
2019 363 24.5 14.7 16.3
2020 326 24.2 13.4 18.4
2021 344 23.9 14.3 18.6
2022 351 24.8 14.1 19.4
2023 357 26.1 13.6 20.2

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 Freedom Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $122 (1.3%) $9,551 (98.7%) $9,673
2020 $327 (3.0%) $10,467 (97.0%) $10,794
2021 $352 (3.3%) $10,200 (96.7%) $10,552

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Freedom 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 184th of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 277th of 640 Middle schools
 12.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Middle)63.242.9
 20.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Area School District)63.242.9
 20.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Freedom Middle)60.541
 19.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Freedom Area School District)60.541
 19.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Middle)53.457.9
 4.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Area School District)53.457.9
 4.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)45.541.1
 4.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Freedom Middle)43.740.5
 3.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Freedom Area School District)43.740.5
 3.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Middle)51.127.9
 23.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Freedom Area School District)51.127.9
 23.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)37.337.8
 0.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Freedom Middle)27.320.7
 6.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Freedom Area School District)27.320.7
 6.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Freedom Middle)53.960.4
 6.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Freedom Area School District)53.960.4
 6.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.159.2
 7.1%
8th Grade Science (Freedom Middle)5851.4
 6.7%
   8th Grade Science (Freedom Area School District)5851.4
 6.7%
   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 Students363357
 1.7%
African American02
American Indian1011
 10%
Asian34
 33.3%
Hispanic1512
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White322313
 2.8%
Two or More Races1315
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.3%20.2%
 3.9%


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Freedom Middle ranks 277th of 640 Wisconsin middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Freedom Middle usually go on to attend Freedom High

Students at Freedom Middle are 88% White, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 3% American Indian, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 357 students attended Freedom Middle.


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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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