Gerritts Middle

Summary:

Gerritts Middle is a public middle school located in Kimberly, Wisconsin, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 748 students. It is part of the Kimberly Area School District, which is ranked 41 out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Gerritts Middle consistently performs exceptionally well on the Forward Exam, with a high percentage of students scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. For example, in 2022-2023, 61.26% of 7th-grade students and 59.67% of 8th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, significantly higher than the state averages of 41.14% and 37.81%, respectively. The school has been ranked among the top middle schools in Wisconsin, consistently placing in the top 10% over the past several years, and in 2022-2023, it ranked 38th out of 640 middle schools in the state, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Gerritts Middle also excels in supporting various student subgroups, ranking 15th out of 439 Wisconsin middle schools for its performance with special education students and 18th out of 229 middle schools for its performance with Hispanic students. Additionally, the school has maintained a 0.0% dropout rate for the past several years, indicating a high level of student retention and engagement.

When comparing Gerritts Middle to the nearby schools, such as Wilson Middle and Maplewood Middle in the Appleton Area School District and Menasha Joint School District, Gerritts Middle consistently outperforms them on the Forward Exam and has a significantly higher statewide ranking and 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. While Gerritts Middle has a predominantly white student population, some of the nearby schools have a more diverse student body with higher percentages of African American, Hispanic, and Asian students. Additionally, Gerritts Middle has a lower percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch compared to some of the nearby schools, indicating a lower percentage of students from low-income families.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 545 S John St
       Kimberly, WI  54136-1865


(920) 788-7905

District: Kimberly Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
38th of 640 Wisconsin Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,193 Help


Students who attend Gerritts Middle usually attend:

High:    Kimberly High

Feeder schools for Gerritts Middle:

Elementary:    Janssen Elementary
    Sunrise Elementary
    Westside Elementary
    Woodland School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  748

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.4%
Asian:
4.7%
Two or more races:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.5% Help


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Compare Details Gerritts Middle ranks better than 94.1% of middle schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.36. (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 Gerritts Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Kimberly Area School District. Racial makeup is: White (88.4%), Asian (4.7%), two or more races (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gerritts Middle is 15. 1 middle schools in the Kimberly Area School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gerritts Middle is $10,193. 1 middle schools in the Kimberly Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gerritts Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Gerritts Middle 38th of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Gerritts Middle in the ranking list.)

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Kimberly Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kimberly Area School District 41st of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Gerritts Middle

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Rank History for all students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 76.62 55th 324 83.0%
2005 70.48 98th 332 70.5%
2006 78.53 40th 382 89.5%
2007 78.40 37th 366 89.9%
2008 73.98 75th 519 85.5%
2009 75.43 75th 521 85.6%
2010 72.94 98th 539 81.8%
2011 74.63 80th 549 85.4%
2012 74.20 83rd 559 85.2%
2013 82.27 49th 569 91.4%
2014 79.74 62nd 585 89.4%
2015 79.90 67th 612 89.1%
2016 83.96 54th 609 91.1%
2017 83.53 53rd 612 91.3%
2018 88.45 28th 579 95.2%
2019 90.37 22nd 594 96.3%
2021 84.45 56th 613 90.9%
2022 89.75 36th 617 94.2%
2023 89.36 38th 640 94.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 30.82 94th 129 27.1%
2023 61.71 45th 132 65.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.55 135th 170 20.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.72 28th 417 93.3%
2019 80.72 28th 414 93.2%
2021 67.52 73rd 437 83.3%
2022 94.14 3rd 421 99.3%
2023 88.83 15th 439 96.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.34 9th 489 98.2%
2019 87.26 18th 487 96.3%
2021 70.06 82nd 499 83.6%
2022 84.64 25th 522 95.2%
2023 75.57 65th 525 87.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.66 27th 551 95.1%
2019 90.16 18th 557 96.8%
2021 87.21 31st 574 94.6%
2022 89.83 26th 576 95.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.53 32nd 551 94.2%
2019 88.74 28th 557 95.0%
2021 81.02 63rd 572 89.0%
2022 88.29 34th 577 94.1%
2023 90.20 29th 591 95.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.32 40th 90 55.6%
2019 65.98 32nd 91 64.8%
2021 62.35 29th 90 67.8%
2022 54.74 42nd 95 55.8%
2023 52.84 36th 90 60.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.12 3rd 204 98.5%
2019 94.12 7th 209 96.7%
2021 89.74 9th 225 96.0%
2022 81.87 25th 221 88.7%
2023 88.20 18th 229 92.1%
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Rank History for White students at Gerritts Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.16 26th 375 93.1%
2019 88.06 22nd 382 94.2%
2021 80.74 44th 393 88.8%
2022 88.04 27th 397 93.2%
2023 87.86 32nd 412 92.2%
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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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Enrollment information for Gerritts Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 308 n/a 6 1 2 n/a n/a 0 317
1990 304 1 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1991 349 2 5 2 1 n/a n/a 0 359
1992 373 2 5 1 1 n/a n/a 0 382
1993 446 1 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 450
1994 534 2 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 545
1995 531 0 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1996 531 0 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1997 549 0 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1998 558 2 5 1 2 n/a n/a 0 568
1999 595 2 9 2 2 n/a n/a 0 610
2000 589 2 9 5 4 n/a n/a 0 609
2001 636 1 9 5 5 n/a n/a 0 656
2002 736 3 18 9 2 n/a n/a 0 768
2003 736 3 18 9 2 n/a n/a 0 768
2004 763 3 23 9 2 n/a n/a 0 800
2005 816 7 29 13 2 n/a n/a 0 867
2006 834 5 24 16 3 n/a n/a 0 882
2007 573 3 15 14 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2008 580 8 14 11 4 n/a n/a 0 617
2009 541 8 12 9 5 n/a n/a 0 575
2010 593 6 12 15 4 n/a n/a 0 630
2011 619 6 6 23 2 0 5 0 661
2012 575 8 6 19 2 0 8 0 618
2013 628 8 10 15 2 0 15 0 678
2014 671 10 11 18 1 0 10 0 721
2015 687 12 12 17 1 0 7 0 736
2016 703 9 17 23 1 0 13 0 766
2017 701 14 24 26 1 0 11 0 777
2018 722 12 23 26 2 1 11 0 797
2019 703 12 25 29 2 2 15 0 788
2020 690 17 21 22 3 2 19 0 774
2021 691 11 22 24 2 1 15 0 766
2022 672 15 29 26 2 1 18 0 763
2023 661 10 35 19 2 0 20 1 748

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 Gerritts Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 317 23.0 13.7 0
1990 314 21.0 14.9 0
1991 359 27.5 13.0 0
1992 382 27.2 14.0 n/a
1993 450 32.6 13.8 1.6
1994 545 35.1 15.5 1.8
1995 542 38.1 14.2 3.9
1996 542 38.1 14.2 3.9
1997 558 39.5 14.1 2.7
1998 568 40.1 14.2 3.2
1999 610 45.3 13.5 3.1
2000 609 48.2 12.6 4.1
2001 656 46.2 14.2 4.1
2002 768 50.5 15.2 6
2003 768 50.5 15.2 6
2004 800 53.4 15.0 6.3
2005 867 60.2 14.4 n/a
2006 882 63.8 13.8 n/a
2007 605 48.1 12.6 8.3
2008 617 46.6 13.2 7.6
2009 575 48.5 11.9 12.3
2010 630 45.0 13.9 15.4
2011 661 45.9 14.3 11.8
2012 618 43.5 14.2 11.7
2013 678 48.7 13.8 11.9
2014 721 49.9 14.4 15
2015 736 n/a n/a 13.6
2016 766 47.0 16.2 14.2
2017 777 49.1 15.8 15.6
2018 797 49.4 16.1 13.7
2019 788 50.4 15.6 12.3
2020 774 49.3 15.6 13
2021 766 50.5 15.1 17.9
2022 763 49.8 15.2 15.1
2023 748 49.8 15.0 15.5

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 Gerritts Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 317 23.0 13.7 0
1990 314 21.0 14.9 0
1991 359 27.5 13.0 0
1992 382 27.2 14.0 n/a
1993 450 32.6 13.8 1.6
1994 545 35.1 15.5 1.8
1995 542 38.1 14.2 3.9
1996 542 38.1 14.2 3.9
1997 558 39.5 14.1 2.7
1998 568 40.1 14.2 3.2
1999 610 45.3 13.5 3.1
2000 609 48.2 12.6 4.1
2001 656 46.2 14.2 4.1
2002 768 50.5 15.2 6
2003 768 50.5 15.2 6
2004 800 53.4 15.0 6.3
2005 867 60.2 14.4 n/a
2006 882 63.8 13.8 n/a
2007 605 48.1 12.6 8.3
2008 617 46.6 13.2 7.6
2009 575 48.5 11.9 12.3
2010 630 45.0 13.9 15.4
2011 661 45.9 14.3 11.8
2012 618 43.5 14.2 11.7
2013 678 48.7 13.8 11.9
2014 721 49.9 14.4 15
2015 736 n/a n/a 13.6
2016 766 47.0 16.2 14.2
2017 777 49.1 15.8 15.6
2018 797 49.4 16.1 13.7
2019 788 50.4 15.6 12.3
2020 774 49.3 15.6 13
2021 766 50.5 15.1 17.9
2022 763 49.8 15.2 15.1
2023 748 49.8 15.0 15.5

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 Gerritts Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $198 (2.1%) $9,194 (97.9%) $9,392
2020 $148 (1.6%) $9,272 (98.4%) $9,420
2021 $697 (6.8%) $9,496 (93.2%) $10,193

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gerritts Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 22nd of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 38th of 640 Middle schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Gerritts Middle)70.461.3
 9.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kimberly Area School District)70.461.3
 9.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)45.541.1
 4.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Gerritts Middle)69.465.4
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kimberly Area School District)69.465.4
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Gerritts Middle)63.759.7
 4.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kimberly Area School District)63.759.7
 4.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)37.337.8
 0.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Gerritts Middle)54.463
 8.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kimberly Area School District)54.463
 8.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Gerritts Middle)73.183.7
 10.6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Kimberly Area School District)73.183.7
 10.6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.159.2
 7.1%
8th Grade Science (Gerritts Middle)76.765.5
 11.2%
   8th Grade Science (Kimberly Area School District)76.765.5
 11.2%
   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 Students788748
 5.1%
African American1210
 16.7%
American Indian22
Asian2535
 40%
Hispanic2919
 34.5%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White703661
 6%
Two or More Races1520
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.3%15.5%
 3.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gerritts Middle

Yes. Gerritts Middle ranks in the top 5.9% of Wisconsin middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 748 students attended Gerritts Middle.

Students at Gerritts Middle are 88% White, 5% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Students who attend Gerritts Middle usually go on to attend Kimberly High


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