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Houdini Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 598 students

 
 

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Posted October 18, 2013

My daughter is in kindergarten this year. Yeah she is loving it. Thank you for making her day so enjoyable. She is learning with fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

I loved this school. Before coming to this school I had gone to two other oublic schools and I always felt lost when it came to learning and then I went to this school and everything changed for me. My teachers were great and did what they could to help me. I truley feel they gave it their all! Thank You!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2006

I really love what the teachers have done with our son so far this year. He has made amazing strides and has learned so much. I think that the teachers and all the staff are just so wonderful, even the guards outside care so much about making it a safe place to attend. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

It its the best school in the history of schools in this city, or even the state. Although the Student per teacher ratio is 17.6, the teachers do an excellent job. (especcially the teacher in room 206!)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 21, 2005

The best school in the history of forever!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 50% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

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 54% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students42%
Female39%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students33%
Female36%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled36%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%
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%
Female61%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities34%
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Math

All Students41%
Female34%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Reading

All Students34%
Female36%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled37%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities58%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities83%
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
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 Students37%
Female36%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students33%
Female36%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students40%
Female37%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%
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

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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 87% 73%
Asian 5% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 91%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%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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