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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is a top rated, public school district located in Middleton, WI. It has 7,450 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1340
70 responses
Average ACT
29
568 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,450
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,379
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$12,616/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$74,141
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,051
National
$949
Median Home Value
$326,100
National
$184,700

Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Reviews

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MHS has a wide variety of opportunities for students which is great. Sports are definitely a big component of the school culture and the fine arts program is awesome too! There are tons of clubs and you can always start your own club if you can’t find one that fits your interests. Most of the teachers are really strong and genuinely care about their students. The academics and extracurriculars are really good, but the school culture could definitely improve. Middleton is highly competitive and very big/overcrowded. This year was pretty rough with having a new principal (who is great!) but there were a few issues and then the whole transition to online learning which has caught everyone off guard.
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The vast majority of my teachers in the MCPASD were very passionate about teaching and engaged in their students lives beyond academics (i.e. by coaching extracurriculars, writing letters of recommendation, reviewing college applications, attending games and performances). Aside from the core curriculum, students were allowed to choose several elective classes each semester in both middle school and high school, covering a wide range of subjects, and could choose more advanced AP courses if they preferred a challenge.

Unfortunately, the school district as a whole lacks in diversity - the vast majority of students are caucasian, and during my time there, there was clearly not a great amount of interaction between students of different racial/ethnic backgrounds.

In my experience, MCPASD promotes learning, social justice, and compassion for others, provides a wide array of enriching extracurriculars, and does it's best to make the many opportunities there accessible to everyone.
Starting from Kindergarten, the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District (MCPASD) has been incredibly supportive to my education experience and family. Student safety is always a top priority for MCPASD staff, and is made clear through the measures and policies that build an inviting environment. All teachers are very supportive in their teaching, and are almost always willing to go the extra mile to help a student. There are also many resources that the district provides, such as extracurricular sports and clubs, that go beyond to benefit the broader Middleton community.