O’Keeffe Middle School

510 South Thornton Road
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 204-6820

O’Keeffe Middle School Website

O’Keeffe at a Glance

O’Keeffe was named a Wisconsin Exemplary Middle School, one of 90 middle schools to receive this honor. O’Keeffe Middle School serves a diverse school community. O’Keeffe’s staff is committed to offering a high quality curriculum with a wide variety of opportunities for student participation both during and after school. The school seeks to provide a welcoming, safe, and orderly environment. The school is an active community member and partner, joining with other groups and organizations that assist students in their transition from childhood to adulthood.


The school is located on the near east side, nestled alongside the Yahara River and a short walk from Lake Monona.


There are 4-6 academic sections at each grade level averaging 25-30 students. Total school population is 384. Students are in classes from 7:45 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. daily.

Achievement Scores

Over 75% of O’Keeffe eighth graders were in the proficient or advanced categories in the reading and math sections of the standardized tests taken recently by Wisconsin students. In 2004 and 2005, O’Keeffe was recognized as a “Wisconsin Promise School” for academic success by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. O’Keeffe has extensive after school clubs and activities (30-40) that exist throughout the school year. Their very active Student Council plans school dances, runs the school store, and many school/community activities.

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