Marathon Venture Academy

Summary:

Marathon Venture Academy is a public charter middle school serving 156 students in grades 6-8 in Marathon, Wisconsin, which is part of the Mosinee School District. While the school has seen fluctuations in its statewide ranking, it generally performs on par with or above state and district averages, particularly in subjects like Social Studies and Science.

One notable aspect of Marathon Venture Academy is its significantly higher percentage of white students (90.38%) compared to the state average for middle schools (around 70%). This is in contrast to nearby schools like D.C. Everest Middle and Horace Mann Middle, which have more diverse student populations. The school has also shown strong performance for female students and low socioeconomic status students, ranking in the top 50 and top 100 middle schools in Wisconsin, respectively, in recent years. However, the school's performance for special education students has been relatively lower, ranking in the bottom 100 middle schools in the state.

While Marathon Venture Academy's 0% dropout rate is an impressive achievement, the school's chronic absenteeism rate has fluctuated, ranging from 1.3% to 27.5% over the past few years. Additionally, the school's spending per student has decreased significantly from 2019-2020 to 2020-2021, going from $10,201 to $3,937 per student, which may have impacted the school's resources and educational programs. By addressing these challenges and building on its strengths, Marathon Venture Academy has the potential to become an even more successful and impactful educational institution.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-8

 100 Spring Valley Dr
       Marathon, WI  54448


(715) 443-2538

District: Marathon City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
221st of 640 Wisconsin Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $3,937 Help


Students who attend Marathon Venture Academy usually attend:

High:    Marathon High

Feeder schools for Marathon Venture Academy:

Elementary:    Marathon Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  156

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.4%
Hispanic:
5.1%
Asian:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Marathon Venture Academy ranks better than 65.5% of middle schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.34. (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 (90.4%), Hispanic (5.1%), Asian (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Marathon Venture Academy is 16.6. (See more...)
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Compare Marathon Venture Academy employs 9.3 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Marathon Venture Academy is $3,937.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Marathon Venture Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Marathon Venture Academy 221st of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Marathon Venture Academy in the ranking list.)

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Marathon City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Marathon City School District 126th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Marathon Venture Academy

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Rank History for all students at Marathon Venture Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 57.91 271st 585 53.7%
2015 57.24 283rd 612 53.8%
2016 71.34 122nd 609 80.0%
2017 43.01 380th 612 37.9%
2018 65.98 166th 579 71.3%
2019 61.70 219th 594 63.1%
2021 74.77 105th 613 82.9%
2022 47.69 346th 617 43.9%
2023 61.34 221st 640 65.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Marathon Venture Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 25.76 351st 437 19.7%
2022 31.08 307th 421 27.1%
2023 50.49 178th 439 59.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Marathon Venture Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.58 191st 489 60.9%
2019 61.90 133rd 487 72.7%
2021 79.66 31st 499 93.8%
2022 52.34 218th 522 58.2%
2023 48.71 256th 525 51.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Marathon Venture Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.90 173rd 551 68.6%
2019 58.06 249th 557 55.3%
2021 82.73 55th 574 90.4%
2022 56.41 249th 576 56.8%
2023 65.34 172nd 579 70.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Marathon Venture Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.76 158th 551 71.3%
2019 62.37 189th 557 66.1%
2021 63.17 187th 572 67.3%
2022 42.35 345th 577 40.2%
2023 54.33 268th 591 54.7%
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Rank History for White students at Marathon Venture Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 35.53 281st 412 31.8%
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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 Marathon Venture Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 125 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 129
2013 120 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 125
2014 137 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 143
2015 119 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 128
2016 133 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 141
2017 125 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 133
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 129 0 4 9 0 0 1 0 143
2020 140 0 2 7 0 0 1 0 150
2021 145 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 153
2022 142 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 153
2023 141 1 6 8 0 0 0 0 156

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 Marathon Venture Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 129 6.0 21.3 20.2
2013 125 6.4 19.5 22.4
2014 143 9.7 14.6 21.7
2015 128 n/a n/a 24.2
2016 141 8.0 17.6 20.6
2017 133 8.3 16.0 14.3
2018 0 8.5 0.0 n/a
2019 143 9.5 15.0 21
2020 150 9.2 16.1 18
2021 153 9.1 16.6 21.6
2022 153 9.3 16.3 20.3
2023 156 9.3 16.6 18.6

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 Marathon Venture Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 129 6.0 21.3 20.2
2013 125 6.4 19.5 22.4
2014 143 9.7 14.6 21.7
2015 128 n/a n/a 24.2
2016 141 8.0 17.6 20.6
2017 133 8.3 16.0 14.3
2018 0 8.5 0.0 n/a
2019 143 9.5 15.0 21
2020 150 9.2 16.1 18
2021 153 9.1 16.6 21.6
2022 153 9.3 16.3 20.3
2023 156 9.3 16.6 18.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Marathon Venture Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $294 (2.8%) $10,032 (97.2%) $10,326
2020 $226 (2.2%) $9,976 (97.8%) $10,201
2021 $296 (7.5%) $3,641 (92.5%) $3,937

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Marathon Venture 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 219th of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 221st of 640 Middle schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Marathon Venture Academy)48.936.4
 12.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Marathon City School District)48.936.4
 12.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Marathon Venture Academy)44.743.6
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Marathon City School District)44.743.6
 1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Marathon Venture Academy)51.926.2
 25.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Marathon City School District)51.926.2
 25.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)45.541.1
 4.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Marathon Venture Academy)5038.1
 11.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Marathon City School District)5038.1
 11.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Marathon Venture Academy)4552.7
 7.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Marathon City School District)4552.7
 7.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)37.337.8
 0.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Marathon Venture Academy)1038.2
 28.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Marathon City School District)1038.2
 28.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Marathon Venture Academy)6570.9
 5.9%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Marathon City School District)6570.9
 5.9%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.159.2
 7.1%
8th Grade Science (Marathon Venture Academy)6561.8
 3.2%
   8th Grade Science (Marathon City School District)6561.8
 3.2%
   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 Students143156
 9.1%
African American01
American Indian00
Asian46
 50%
Hispanic98
 11.1%
Pacific Islander00
White129141
 9.3%
Two or More Races10
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21%18.6%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Marathon Venture Academy

Marathon Venture Academy ranks 221st of 640 Wisconsin middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 156 students attended Marathon Venture Academy.

Students who attend Marathon Venture Academy usually go on to attend Marathon High

Students at Marathon Venture Academy are 90% White, 5% Hispanic, 4% Asian.


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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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