Templeton Middle School was designated an Exemplary Middle School by the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators. Criteria for the recognition is based on:
- 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; and
- high growth in scores in reading or math for schools with a high poverty population.
Because of the recognition, Templeton is eligible for the Middle School of Excellence Award, which will be announced later in January.