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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 425 students

 

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Posted May 17, 2011

My daughter finished out her kindergarten year at this school and I was highly disappointed! The first issue we had was a teacher who either just didn't care or was burning out. This teacher refused to remind children of basic things like day to day tasks and how to dress according to the weather. After she refused and I called the principal the teacher took it upon herself to yell at me telling me she has too many kids in her class to remind them all. Correct me if I'm wrong isn't this school a sage school? meaning smaller class sizes for more one on one attention?! I think the biggest issue I have is the unflexibility with the lesson planning. Not everyones children are on the same page. My daughter was tested by this school and was found to be in the highly gifted range yet she' never been giving anything higher than kindergarten work. Seems strange to me that a place where I send my child to learn isn't teaching her on her level! What was the point of the testing? I thought it was to find out where she was to better decide what to teach. Evidently not. Aside from the social aspect this year has been a waste!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

Every experience we've had at Jefferson has been awesome. We've loved all of the staff. Highest quality school with a great balance of ethnicity and family financial levels. Plenty of other schools in Appleton, but none that provide students with the real world surroundings that can be found at Jefferson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

Thank You Jefferson Elementary! The last of my 4 children just completed their time at Jefferson this past June with their time spanning over 10 years. As my wife and I walked out the doors after our last parent/teacher conference we were both struck with unexpected emotion. Why? Because Jefferson Elementary staff have been pivotal in our children's development, they've been partners in raising our kids. They have spoken hope and encouragement, calling for the best in each of them. We have been blessed to be a part of the Jefferson family and will miss it greatly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

Jefferson Elementary has been such a blessing to our family. We agonized over placing our four children in private school, homeschooling or
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

It is amazing to me that people can have such different experiences at a school. I have to believe it has to do with parental involvement. As an involved parent, I know where my kids are at before they get their report card. Speaking for my family, and many others, the staff at Jefferson Elementary is exceptional. As for the office, we are blessed to have such a kind principal and secretary. Our children love this school!
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Posted February 27, 2006

My daughter goes to this school and has had some difficult times. when she was sick I went in to get make up homework for her, the teacher was reading emails on her computer. When I asked how she was doing she said she was a sweetheart and doing fine. Then went back to reading emails with me standing there. I did not think this was right. later this year when I got her report card, It stated that she was below grade level in 3 areas, yet no notes were sent home prior to this. Since that experience I have had a bad repor with this teacher. The moral of this school is very cold the teachers hardly ever say hi to you if you go there and the office help dosent seem very friendly either. My daughter will be transfering next year I do not recomend this school.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
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 47% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
76%

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 Students52%
Female46%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students23%
Female34%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled24%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant23%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students51%
Female58%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students33%
Female41%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant33%

Science

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students30%
Female50%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant30%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students37%
Female37%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%
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 70% 73%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Asian 8% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 8% 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 18%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 10%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 94%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%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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  • Lori Leschisin
Fax number
  • (920) 993-7060

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