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Stephen Foster Elementary Charter School

Charter | PK-6 | 318 students

 

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Posted September 15, 2009

Teachers care about their students as a whole not as individual. Students feel safe and are eager to be there everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

Great and committed staff, Involved parents; I loved sending my kids to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 50% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students44%
Female38%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners10%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students35%
Female23%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students69%
Female75%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled71%
English learners54%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students40%
Female46%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled45%
English learners15%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled31%
English learners0%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant31%

Science

All Students71%
Female58%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled69%
English learners46%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled95%
English learners93%
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students36%
Female27%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students28%
Female23%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled27%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students42%
Female47%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students30%
Female41%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 60% 73%
Asian 29% 4%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 20%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 87%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%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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