Templeton Middle School was named Exemplary Middle School for the fourth consecutive year – one of only 11 Wisconsin schools that has earned the prestigious honor every year the recognition program has been in place. The Exemplary Middle School program, sponsored by the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA) and Department of Public Instruction, honors middle schools for student academic achievement.
“Middle school is a time of transition,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said. “Kids at this age experience amazing growth in their intellectual capacity and an increasing desire to test their independence. They need schools that challenge them to learn while supporting students’ emotional and developmental needs.”
The program recognizes middle schools with high growth in reading or math scores in the past school year; reading or math scores in the top 10 percent in the past year; or high growth in reading or math scores in reading for schools with a high poverty population.
Instituted through AWSA’s Middle Level Commission, the Exemplary Middle School recognition program reviewed academic achievement records for middle schools based on grade-level configuration.