Fernwood Montessori

Public PK, KG-8

 3239 S Pennsylvania Ave
       Milwaukee, WI  53207-3131


 (414) 294-1300

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District: Milwaukee School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
597th of 1,061 Wisconsin Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  23.6
Number of students:  739

Racial breakdown:
White:
65.8%
Hispanic:
21.7%
African American:
5.7%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Fernwood Montessori ranked worse than 56.3% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranked 5th among 101 ranked elementary schools in the Milwaukee School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.28. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Fernwood Montessori ranked better than 75.8% of middle schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.24. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.8%), Hispanic (21.7%), African American (5.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 24.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fernwood Montessori is 23.6. 100 elementary schools in the Milwaukee School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Fernwood Montessori employs 31.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Fernwood Montessori:

SchoolDigger ranks Fernwood Montessori 597th of 1061 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Fernwood Montessori in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Fernwood Montessori 146th of 604 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Fernwood Montessori in the ranking list.)

Milwaukee School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Milwaukee School District 412th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Fernwood Montessori

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 24.08 283rd 324 12.7%
2007 58.50 211th 366 42.3%
2008 59.44 251st 519 51.6%
2009 56.68 281st 521 46.1%
2010 53.65 320th 539 40.6%
2011 61.61 237th 549 56.8%
2012 74.85 72nd 559 87.1%
2013 83.25 42nd 569 92.6%
2014 80.33 59th 585 89.9%
2015 62.83 215th 612 64.9%
2016 82.79 56th 609 90.8%
2017 69.20 152nd 612 75.2%
2018 69.24 146th 604 75.8%

Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Fernwood Montessori

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 43.35 434th 632 31.3%
2007 40.47 516th 689 25.1%
2008 43.54 739th 1021 27.6%
2009 48.60 661st 1030 35.8%
2010 58.80 501st 1045 52.1%
2011 53.72 600th 1046 42.6%
2012 70.50 268th 1045 74.4%
2013 75.04 186th 1053 82.3%
2014 79.94 126th 1061 88.1%
2015 55.76 555th 1076 48.4%
2016 62.62 393rd 1075 63.4%
2017 55.94 494th 1071 53.9%
2018 49.28 597th 1061 43.7%

Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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by a student
Friday, November 2, 2018

Open Quote The best! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Open Quote While this is one of the best school options in Milwaukee, I will say it's not perfect. We're foster parents and our son has some very minor special needs related to the grief of loosing foster siblings this year. He just started K4 and has a very rigid Montessori teacher unwilling to bend at all to the simple instructions his psychologist has outlined for his success at school. We sat in a meeting with this teacher, the principal, and a family advocate and made informal agreements. Then the teacher refused to follow through because it didn't fit the "one size fits all" Montessori approach. She actually texted me, after the meeting around 8pm at night, to tell me how our need for more praise, a snack that wasn't just a raw unseasoned organic vegetable, and a little heads up before transitions was too far outside the lines of Montessori "science". She then said that praise will destroy our child's intrinsic motivation. Please know that all modern day science and a 30 year study at the Yale Parenting Institute has shown that praise will only increase intrinsic motivation-so don't drink the kool-aid or should I say raw, organic, unseasoned, filtered water! Please beware that if you have a child with special needs you WILL NOT get the help you need at this school without a lot of conflict. Its borderline discriminating and very exclusive for a public school! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 10, 2009

Open Quote Fernwood is an excellent school choice, especially for those living in Milwaukee. Our son gets a great education at Fernwood. I would recommend this school to anyone. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Fernwood Montessori

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 209 265 3 10 6 n/a n/a 0 493
1989 223 245 1 13 11 n/a n/a 0 493
1990 203 255 2 10 12 n/a n/a 0 482
1991 196 274 1 12 8 n/a n/a 0 491
1992 210 211 2 23 7 n/a n/a 0 453
1993 226 189 3 31 10 n/a n/a 0 459
1994 221 161 4 31 9 n/a n/a 0 426
1995 222 133 6 36 8 n/a n/a 0 405
1996 222 133 6 36 8 n/a n/a 0 405
1997 217 118 8 41 9 n/a n/a 0 393
1998 215 126 15 49 11 n/a n/a 0 416
1999 188 142 11 51 16 n/a n/a 0 408
2000 178 152 16 45 10 n/a n/a 0 401
2001 164 101 15 54 10 n/a n/a 0 344
2002 194 125 22 67 3 n/a n/a 0 411
2003 194 125 22 67 3 n/a n/a 0 411
2004 221 115 18 65 2 n/a n/a 0 421
2005 252 92 14 77 5 n/a n/a 0 440
2006 281 71 13 84 4 n/a n/a 0 453
2007 305 71 11 84 6 n/a n/a 0 477
2008 323 71 13 90 7 n/a n/a 0 504
2009 356 59 8 90 9 n/a n/a 0 522
2010 386 51 7 90 9 n/a n/a 0 543
2011 418 42 8 103 7 0 0 0 578
2012 439 33 10 100 9 0 0 0 591
2013 446 34 12 109 8 0 2 0 611
2014 461 35 13 110 9 0 2 0 630
2015 497 36 14 146 9 0 3 0 705
2016 508 39 13 137 9 1 7 0 714
2017 486 42 13 160 9 n/a 29 0 739

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 Fernwood Montessori

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 493 30.0 16.4 54.6
1989 493 25.0 19.7 50.9
1990 482 25.0 19.2 60.4
1991 491 25.0 19.6 44.4
1992 453 27.0 16.7 53.0
1993 459 25.1 18.3 67.5
1994 426 21.1 20.2 66.0
1995 405 21.0 19.3 65.9
1996 405 21.0 19.3 65.9
1997 393 22.2 17.7 65.6
1998 416 20.0 20.8 64.4
1999 408 20.0 20.4 73.3
2000 401 20.1 20.0 71.1
2001 344 21.6 15.9 68.9
2002 411 19.8 20.8 46.7
2003 411 19.8 20.8 46.7
2004 421 21.3 19.8 43.7
2005 440 23.0 19.1 n/a
2006 453 23.0 19.7 n/a
2007 477 21.0 22.7 34.6
2008 504 23.6 21.4 31.2
2009 522 24.4 21.4 25.9
2010 543 24.1 22.4 28.4
2011 578 25.8 22.3 22.5
2012 591 21.0 28.1 22.5
2013 611 24.8 24.6 22.3
2014 630 25.0 25.2 22.5
2015 705 n/a n/a 24.8
2016 714 9.0 79.3 23.4
2017 739 31.2 23.6 24.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Fernwood Montessori

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 493 30.0 16.4 54.6
1989 493 25.0 19.7 50.9
1990 482 25.0 19.2 60.4
1991 491 25.0 19.6 44.4
1992 453 27.0 16.7 53.0
1993 459 25.1 18.3 67.5
1994 426 21.1 20.2 66.0
1995 405 21.0 19.3 65.9
1996 405 21.0 19.3 65.9
1997 393 22.2 17.7 65.6
1998 416 20.0 20.8 64.4
1999 408 20.0 20.4 73.3
2000 401 20.1 20.0 71.1
2001 344 21.6 15.9 68.9
2002 411 19.8 20.8 46.7
2003 411 19.8 20.8 46.7
2004 421 21.3 19.8 43.7
2005 440 23.0 19.1 n/a
2006 453 23.0 19.7 n/a
2007 477 21.0 22.7 34.6
2008 504 23.6 21.4 31.2
2009 522 24.4 21.4 25.9
2010 543 24.1 22.4 28.4
2011 578 25.8 22.3 22.5
2012 591 21.0 28.1 22.5
2013 611 24.8 24.6 22.3
2014 630 25.0 25.2 22.5
2015 705 n/a n/a 24.8
2016 714 9.0 79.3 23.4
2017 739 31.2 23.6 24.4

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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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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