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501 S Bluemound Dr
Appleton, WI 54914

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(920) 832-6264
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Develops respect: Strongly agree
September 28, 2015
Yes! Badger really works to create a respectful atmosphere. The students respect the faculty and staff and in turn the faculty and staff show the students respect.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
September 28, 2015
Students are a large community. It is common for play to happen across grade levels.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
September 28, 2015
Badger does a great job of teaching students responsibility and accountability. We use the Badger "B"s at home as well. Great atmosphere and teachings.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2015
Badger is a great school. The teachers, staff and administrators care so much about the students. They are always looking to grow and improve. We are excited for the new student run bank this year and the lessons that will help teach. Badger it truly a hidden gem of a school within Appleton. I would choose it (and do) versus any other Appleton school.

- submitted by a parent

December 16, 2014
We love Badger! We would choose Badger over any school. We have 3 kids at Badger (they've all attended here since kindergarten), and they are so cared about in this school. The staff...teachers, principal, and support staff are top notch. We feel at home at Badger. The parent community is very involved and made to feel like an important part of the school.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2014
Badger Elementary is very involved with both the students and the parents. This is important for a student s education to be successful, without the parents, teachers and leaders of the community and school collaborating, the students suffer. Badger has shown exemplary leadership in ensuring that the children are educated in a well-rounded and engaging environment. I am proud to state that my child attends Badger elementary! All interactions that I have had with my child and the staff have been positive, something that is hard to find in today s school systems. If you have any doubt about your child attending such a fine school, I would encourage you to meet the staff and leadership at Badger elementary and find out firsthand what their mission is, what their program is about and what the children are learning.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2014
We moved into this school's neighborhood a year ago and the transition has been amazing! Our students have transitioned so well. The staff is simply a breath of fresh air.... positive, upbeat, engaging, caring... the principal is involved and has such a fun personality, the kids just love him. I have had nothing but cheerful faces to greet me each and every time I've gone in, starting at the office with the secretary. My kids are learning, and some of the techniques are very effective and they are loving school. I also think the school layout is well planned. The classrooms are large, updated, clean, and the building well maintained. The playground is large as well, but you wouldn't know it from the street.... it's tucked from view of the busier intersection and feels safe and welcoming complete with a gazebo, baseball diamond, fun equipment, and a large blacktop area to offer variety on those wet spring days. We jumped in and got involved with a large and successful PTA and so far have participated in a parade, a family run, a book fair, a successful fundraiser that was run smoothly and efficiently.... Badger has a lot of spirit and a lot to offer!

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October 17, 2014
Badger School is a small school where you really get to know all of the teachers, staff and other parents. Mr. H is a great principal who offers tremendous leadership to the school. He is highly respected by the staff and the students. The community is very diverse, which I think is a great environment for children to learn. The class sizes in kindergarten through third grade are very small which gives the teachers more time to work individually with students. The Badger PTA is great and they provide a lot of opportunities for families to get together outside of school. Badger School also has a Boys & Girls Club location onsite to provide before and after school care.

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June 16, 2014
Just walk through the halls of Badger and you will see and hear excitement, learning and true caring about students and community. The staff works so hard to give every student the supports they need to be successful, to bring innovative programming into the school, and to show genuine love and concern for every single person (student and community member) who walks through the door. Badger is a very special place to be. Come and check it out- you won't be sorry!

- submitted by a teacher

March 31, 2014
One of the most "student focused" schools in the entire Fox Valley. The staff is highly motivated and they implement the newest strategies in teaching to reach and expand the comprehension levels of all students. Badger's academic programs, extra curricular activities, and parent involvement is incredibly impressive. I'm very proud to be a Badger Bulldog!

- submitted by a teacher
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January 30, 2010
Badger Elementry has received a new principal again this year and as the trends have proved, the quality keeps getting better! The principal is involved and makes a point to get to know both students and parents. The small class sizes allow for excellent one on one attention and the teachers have a passion for their students success and growth. Many comments have been made by the new principal on how impressed with the degree of caring that is displayed by the staff. Badger is also a smaller school, so you have the opportunity to get to know all of the staff members as well as many parents of the students!

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2008
We have found this school to be wonderful. We also had our doubts from what we've heard in the past. The principal is the best. He listens. He is a friend, a mentor, and a leader. The teachers have helped us find our child's strengths and promote her to a higher level. The school is deversified and offers a great summer school program as well.

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March 06, 2007
Badger is an awesome school!!! My son who has had behavior & learning problems through 1st -5th grade excelled beyond belief. They way the staff & especially the young hip principal :) deals with the children is above & beyond.

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November 19, 2004
I have had children at Badger for the past 13 years. I could not disagree more with the comments from the parent of September 2004. The principal has brought a level of discipline and respect that in prior years, had been lacking in the school. Children are all treated with a high level of respect. The principal and teachers have high expectations for their students. The door is always open to parents, the communication between home and school is the best I have ever seen in any of the schools my children attended. The principal at Badger, in my opinion, is the best thing that could happen to any school!

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November 17, 2004
My child attends this school and I couldn't disagree more with the negative parent review from September 2004. Students are welcomed into a caring, nurturing environment by the principal as well as the rest of the staff. Class sizes are reduced in K-3 due to the benefits of SAGE not because of unhappy parents pulling their children. In my contacts with the principal, I have found a caring, hard-working person who has set high expectations for his staff and is unbeatable in his concern for students and their success! It is unfortunate that this forum can be used to declare a personal-and in this case-unfounded-attack on an individual. Wisconsin does have Great Schools and Badger Elementary in Appleton is one of them!

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2004
Badgers biggest problem is the principal. Parents beware. I, as well as numerous other parents have had to pull students from this school. Low self-esteem, hate school, absolute no wonderment or enjoyment of learning occurs within these walls.

- submitted by a parent
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The staff of Badger are all committed to creating a caring educational culture in which each student's academic and social success is paramount. Badger is a SAGE school in grades K-3, so class sizes are capped at a maximum of 18 and are generally in the range of 14 - 16 students per teacher. Our Communication Arts and Math instruction are based on the Common Core State Standards. We utilize grade level and school wide Professional Learning Communities to ensure continuous school improvement.


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Badger Elementary School
501 S Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI  54914
(920) 832-6264
Last modified Badger Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 1-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Badger Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top