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Todd Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 335 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 22, 2014

Both of my daughters went to Todd. I was active as a parent, and found that the teachers were engaged in the art of teaching to a high level. Between the two of my girls, they had 10 different teachers. I only found one of those ten to be sub-standard, and she is now retired. They have a caring staff, and a good PTO with active parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2014

I've truly tried to take pride in the School District of Beloit - I'm involved with my children's education, I attend school functions, and volunteer when I can - but I'm extremely disappointed with the administration and apparent lack of planning in order to best serve our kids. New construction has provided more space for the growing student body, but at the expense of providing a conducive learning environment for an entire semester. Classes were doubled up and meals served & eaten in the hallways. Drop off/pick up is unbelievably chaotic due to the absurd "no busing if residence is within 2 miles" rule...for elementary children! Kids are not allowed to talk during lunchtime and if they have outdoor recess, the kids have to dress in their winter gear while they eat lunch. If they have indoor recess, the kids are made to watch cartoons, movie clips, or TV shows! School is the last place I expected my child to be "babysat" by TV! The classroom teachers are under pressure to fill every second of the schoolday in order to meet instructional and assessment requirements. The ones I've observed do their best to tend to students individually, but "there just isn't enough time."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

We could not be happier with the education our daughter is receiving at Todd. Great teachers, great staff, great students, active families, brand new facilities and a very responsive administration that does not fear change of the status quo. Go Timberwolves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

My son went to school here for his Kindergarten school year, I wasn't impressed with his teachers, we didn't see eye to eye. My niece also went to the same school and had a teacher that was top notch and really helped with her learning style, where I felt my son didn't that from his teachers. However the rest of the staff that I interacted with was top notch and very helpful., they always were willing to listen to me and my son about things. Todd along with several other schools in the Beloit Public School system are going under improvements and I am excited to see what that means for the schools. My son has learned a lot just as I said his teachers and I didn't get along
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I was a 6th grade teacher with George Kolak in the 60's and enjoyed everyday of the experience. Arnie Lee was the principal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 7, 2010

My son attended Todd school in kindergarden and 1st grade, during which he was diagnosted with ADHD and an autistic spectrum disorder. The school has been phenominal and done everything possible to make his education experience successful and fun. His 1st grade teacher was especially wonderful, but the entire staff is top-notch. My only regret in moving from the area is that my son, and my other children, will not be able to finish their elementary schooling at Todd.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
56%
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 Students39%
Female54%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled45%
English learners29%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students18%
Female21%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin26%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled21%
English learners7%
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant18%
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 43% 73%
Hispanic 30% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 17% 10%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%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 86%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%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
  • Melody Wirgau
Fax number
  • (608) 361-4220

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1621 Oakwood Ave
Beloit, WI 53511
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