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Abbotsford Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 379 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2013

33% of the Abbotsford Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." This is extremely important. Abbotsford Elementary is spending a great deal of resources teaching students to read and understand English and converting other documents to Spanish. Many of the top-tier students are left to their own devices. 370 students > 16 per classroom > 23 classrooms > 1 high performing student every other class > 11 high or minimally performing students total. Overall 11 of 370 students met or exceeded the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS). If it were not for those 11 students, Abbotsford Elementary s rating would be a 2 instead of a 3. Lastly Abbotsford Elementary has a huge issue with bullying; one of the teachers told me I have no idea what to do with the class anymore. I believe Colby Elementary is a far better choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

I think Abbotsford Elementary is a very wonderful school. The teachers really care about the kids. It has a family feel. I think they do a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students24%
Female23%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners18%
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant24%

Reading

All Students10%
Female16%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin12%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners9%
Proficient in English11%
Not migrant10%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students78%
Female95%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students45%
Female60%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students31%
Female35%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled36%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant31%

Science

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students28%
Female41%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled32%
English learners0%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant28%

Reading

All Students21%
Female26%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled23%
English learners0%
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 57% 73%
Hispanic 41% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 33%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 76%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 24%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Gary Gunderson
Fax number
  • (715) 223-0691

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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