O'Keeffe Middle

Summary:

O'Keeffe Middle is a public middle school in Madison, Wisconsin, serving 452 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Madison Metropolitan School District.

O'Keeffe Middle consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic proficiency, with 55.97% of 6th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts compared to 42.04% for the district and 40.62% for the state. The school also has a relatively diverse student population, with 49.78% White, 20.58% African American, 13.5% Hispanic, and 3.32% Asian students. However, the school faces challenges with chronic absenteeism, which has increased from 20.9% in 2019-2020 to 32.5% in 2022-2023, higher than nearby Hamilton Middle at 18.9%.

While O'Keeffe Middle outperforms the district and state, it is not the top-performing school in the area, as Hamilton Middle consistently ranks among the top 20 middle schools in Wisconsin. Additionally, the performance gap between student subgroups at O'Keeffe Middle, particularly between White students and African American, Hispanic, and low-socioeconomic status students, suggests potential equity issues that the school and Madison Metropolitan School District may need to address.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 510 S Thornton Ave
       Madison, WI  53703-3793


(608) 204-6820

District: Madison Metropolitan School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
174th of 640 Wisconsin Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,964 Help


Students who attend O'Keeffe Middle usually attend:

High:    East High

Feeder schools for O'Keeffe Middle:

Elementary:    Hawthorne Elementary
    Lapham Elementary
    Lowell Elementary
    Marquette Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  452

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.8%
African American:
20.6%
Hispanic:
13.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details O'Keeffe Middle ranks better than 72.8% of middle schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 3rd among 12 ranked middle schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.04. (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 Student population at O'Keeffe Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.8%), African American (20.6%), Hispanic (13.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at O'Keeffe Middle is 11.7, which is the 6th best among 12 middle schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at O'Keeffe Middle is $14,964, which is the 6th highest among 12 middle schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

O'Keeffe Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks O'Keeffe Middle 174th of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See O'Keeffe Middle in the ranking list.)

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Madison Metropolitan School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Madison Metropolitan School District 295th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for O'Keeffe Middle

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Rank History for all students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.03 226th 324 30.2%
2005 46.87 236th 332 28.9%
2006 56.04 236th 382 38.2%
2007 65.92 145th 366 60.4%
2008 64.52 187th 519 64.0%
2009 61.87 233rd 521 55.3%
2010 55.30 297th 539 44.9%
2011 58.09 286th 549 47.9%
2012 50.09 387th 559 30.8%
2013 68.22 146th 569 74.3%
2014 76.03 88th 585 85.0%
2015 47.86 383rd 612 37.4%
2016 53.59 297th 609 51.2%
2017 49.56 317th 612 48.2%
2018 48.76 325th 579 43.9%
2019 47.50 355th 594 40.2%
2021 65.20 183rd 613 70.1%
2022 59.89 225th 617 63.5%
2023 67.04 174th 640 72.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.70 77th 96 19.8%
2019 45.16 57th 101 43.6%
2022 79.56 15th 126 88.1%
2023 48.66 64th 132 51.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.70 61st 140 56.4%
2019 41.61 86th 153 43.8%
2022 41.54 83rd 158 47.5%
2023 45.81 76th 170 55.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.01 284th 417 31.9%
2019 69.82 63rd 414 84.8%
2021 56.26 131st 437 70.0%
2022 60.28 119th 421 71.7%
2023 56.55 138th 439 68.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.68 441st 489 9.8%
2019 24.79 411th 487 15.6%
2021 40.27 310th 499 37.9%
2022 26.04 425th 522 18.6%
2023 24.38 428th 525 18.5%
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Rank History for Female students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.30 393rd 551 28.7%
2019 39.48 387th 557 30.5%
2021 75.37 99th 574 82.8%
2022 60.19 213th 576 63.0%
2023 59.31 211th 579 63.6%
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Rank History for Male students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.51 227th 551 58.8%
2019 57.43 240th 557 56.9%
2021 48.91 302nd 572 47.2%
2022 59.40 222nd 577 61.5%
2023 69.92 151st 591 74.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.70 52nd 90 42.2%
2022 26.12 70th 95 26.3%
2023 28.99 64th 90 28.9%
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Rank History for African American students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.17 71st 123 42.3%
2019 54.17 45th 127 64.6%
2021 42.20 70th 134 47.8%
2022 51.36 44th 125 64.8%
2023 46.90 54th 130 58.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.54 116th 204 43.1%
2019 37.64 142nd 209 32.1%
2021 73.01 27th 225 88.0%
2022 52.79 91st 221 58.8%
2023 52.05 100th 229 56.3%
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Rank History for White students at O'Keeffe Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.48 43rd 375 88.5%
2019 76.35 53rd 382 86.1%
2021 84.53 32nd 393 91.9%
2022 78.85 56th 397 85.9%
2023 91.11 19th 412 95.4%
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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.

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 O'Keeffe Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 430 78 22 16 6 n/a n/a 0 552
1989 435 93 30 29 4 n/a n/a 0 591
1990 463 91 36 16 4 n/a n/a 0 610
1991 458 99 38 21 2 n/a n/a 0 618
1992 427 106 35 15 3 n/a n/a 0 586
1993 387 117 34 16 2 n/a n/a 0 556
1994 344 104 26 24 7 n/a n/a 0 505
1995 361 101 24 23 4 n/a n/a 0 513
1996 361 101 24 23 4 n/a n/a 0 513
1997 315 101 30 27 4 n/a n/a 0 477
1998 308 108 28 29 6 n/a n/a 0 479
1999 288 107 23 39 6 n/a n/a 0 463
2000 282 106 30 39 5 n/a n/a 0 462
2001 278 109 35 38 5 n/a n/a 0 465
2002 277 92 26 26 2 n/a n/a 0 423
2003 277 92 26 26 2 n/a n/a 0 423
2004 251 103 30 20 0 n/a n/a 0 404
2005 245 90 28 23 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2006 226 84 21 22 1 n/a n/a 0 354
2007 257 86 22 28 1 n/a n/a 0 394
2008 254 98 29 41 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2009 253 97 31 40 8 n/a n/a 0 429
2010 246 112 22 47 4 n/a n/a 0 431
2011 238 92 14 57 2 0 30 0 433
2012 248 106 13 53 3 0 32 0 455
2013 254 90 20 60 2 0 39 0 465
2014 251 82 14 65 2 0 31 0 445
2015 251 75 22 80 2 0 37 0 467
2016 251 71 27 79 3 0 40 0 471
2017 251 84 34 83 2 1 43 0 498
2018 214 94 30 84 3 1 44 0 470
2019 205 99 17 82 3 0 44 0 450
2020 213 96 16 75 1 1 42 0 444
2021 227 107 15 68 0 0 36 0 453
2022 225 105 17 64 1 0 42 0 454
2023 225 93 15 61 2 0 52 4 452

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 O'Keeffe Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 552 42.6 12.9 15.6
1989 591 45.1 13.1 25.4
1990 610 48.7 12.5 25.2
1991 618 47.5 13.0 32.4
1992 586 47.4 12.3 15.9
1993 556 44.6 12.5 20.5
1994 505 39.1 12.9 20.4
1995 513 43.9 11.7 21.8
1996 513 43.9 11.7 21.8
1997 477 44.9 10.6 22.4
1998 479 40.4 11.9 21.9
1999 463 40.7 11.4 27.6
2000 462 38.3 12.1 28.4
2001 465 39.0 11.9 29.7
2002 423 37.0 11.4 37.4
2003 423 37.0 11.4 37.4
2004 404 36.1 11.2 42.3
2005 386 34.9 11.1 n/a
2006 354 30.4 11.6 n/a
2007 394 27.9 14.1 34
2008 423 30.3 14.0 37.8
2009 429 31.6 13.6 41.5
2010 431 32.3 13.3 48.5
2011 433 32.3 13.4 48
2012 455 31.5 14.4 48.4
2013 465 36.7 12.6 48.4
2014 445 35.0 12.6 45.2
2015 467 n/a n/a 45.8
2016 471 36.0 13.0 46.7
2017 498 37.5 13.2 45.8
2018 470 38.6 12.1 49.1
2019 450 38.4 11.7 50.2
2020 444 38.5 11.5 46.8
2021 453 35.0 12.9 51.4
2022 454 37.1 12.2 43.6
2023 452 38.6 11.7 41.8

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 O'Keeffe Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 552 42.6 12.9 15.6
1989 591 45.1 13.1 25.4
1990 610 48.7 12.5 25.2
1991 618 47.5 13.0 32.4
1992 586 47.4 12.3 15.9
1993 556 44.6 12.5 20.5
1994 505 39.1 12.9 20.4
1995 513 43.9 11.7 21.8
1996 513 43.9 11.7 21.8
1997 477 44.9 10.6 22.4
1998 479 40.4 11.9 21.9
1999 463 40.7 11.4 27.6
2000 462 38.3 12.1 28.4
2001 465 39.0 11.9 29.7
2002 423 37.0 11.4 37.4
2003 423 37.0 11.4 37.4
2004 404 36.1 11.2 42.3
2005 386 34.9 11.1 n/a
2006 354 30.4 11.6 n/a
2007 394 27.9 14.1 34
2008 423 30.3 14.0 37.8
2009 429 31.6 13.6 41.5
2010 431 32.3 13.3 48.5
2011 433 32.3 13.4 48
2012 455 31.5 14.4 48.4
2013 465 36.7 12.6 48.4
2014 445 35.0 12.6 45.2
2015 467 n/a n/a 45.8
2016 471 36.0 13.0 46.7
2017 498 37.5 13.2 45.8
2018 470 38.6 12.1 49.1
2019 450 38.4 11.7 50.2
2020 444 38.5 11.5 46.8
2021 453 35.0 12.9 51.4
2022 454 37.1 12.2 43.6
2023 452 38.6 11.7 41.8

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 O'Keeffe Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $566 (3.6%) $15,126 (96.4%) $15,692
2020 $575 (3.6%) $15,564 (96.4%) $16,139
2021 $606 (4.0%) $14,359 (96.0%) $14,964

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

Impact of COVID-19 on O'Keeffe Middle

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 355th of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 174th of 640 Middle schools
 32.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (O'Keeffe Middle)35.856
 20.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Madison Metropolitan School District)32.242
 9.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (O'Keeffe Middle)45.245.5
 0.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Madison Metropolitan School District)35.437
 1.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (O'Keeffe Middle)48.952.7
 3.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Madison Metropolitan School District)38.836.7
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)45.541.1
 4.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (O'Keeffe Middle)38.645.3
 6.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Madison Metropolitan School District)35.929.2
 6.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (O'Keeffe Middle)34.242.5
 8.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Madison Metropolitan School District)32.638.3
 5.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)37.337.8
 0.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (O'Keeffe Middle)35.135.1
 0%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Madison Metropolitan School District)31.131.6
 0.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (O'Keeffe Middle)50.965.2
 14.3%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Madison Metropolitan School District)44.255.6
 11.4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.159.2
 7.1%
8th Grade Science (O'Keeffe Middle)41.153
 11.9%
   8th Grade Science (Madison Metropolitan School District)44.244
 0.3%
   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 Students450452
 0.4%
African American9993
 6.1%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian1715
 11.8%
Hispanic8261
 25.6%
Pacific Islander00
White205225
 9.8%
Two or More Races4452
 18.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.2%41.8%
 8.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about O'Keeffe Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 452 students attended O'Keeffe Middle.

Students who attend O'Keeffe Middle usually go on to attend East High

O'Keeffe Middle ranks 174th of 640 Wisconsin middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at O'Keeffe Middle are 50% White, 21% African American, 13% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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