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Big Bend Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 403 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2014

Absolutely love this school. I have a son in Speech and a Daughter in first grade. The teachers we have had experience with are very loving, and welcoming and my child is excelling beyond her peers. The parent involvement in this school is excellent and the school is very involved with events, and after school activities. There is always something fun and exciting for the kids to be involved in educationally and socially. We had a small issue on the bus and it was dealt with immediately by the principal and efforts were made to make sure that it never happened again! I would prefer this school over any other school in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

my family is so happy with this school. wish we would have moved her sooner. Great staff, great communication, good lunch program. I could have not asked for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

Big Bend is a well kept secret! I have been very impressed with the professionalism of the staff, innovative programs, opportunities for parental involvement, and strong academic results as reported on the state report card (earning "exceeds expectations"). This school has a strong PTO recently funding SMART boards for every classroom, a 2nd computer lab, a rock climbing wall, and brand new digital equipment in their own TV studio which is run by students and Mrs. Bretza. My children have both received special services through the dedicated staff and have quickly caught up to grade appropriate reading levels. We have been very pleased since moving here in 2011 and would strongly recommend seeing what this school has to offer first hand! We have always felt welcomed by the principal and office staff and our kids truly enjoy going to school (are actually upset summer vacation is coming up!).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!!! BEWARE of this school! This school has constant bullying problems that aren't being dealt with! Not to mention everything from classroom overcrowding, understaffing at recesses, rude and unprofessional staff, parents driving eratically in the parking lot, teachers talking out of order to kids, etc...etc... Im NOT exxaggerating! I have had constant problems with this school and I have a 4 and 10 year old girls! I shouldn't be having issues! Teachers are lazy and do NOT pay attention! I know of several children who have broken bones on their playground, others have been assaulted, and a kid even got his ear pierced during recess by another child! IT'S CRAZY! And the education just generally seems to be lagging behind a year or two! It used to be a good school, but they have some new, young and timid principal who lets parents and teachers walk all over him and the school board just ignores it because Big bend is like the secret ugly stepchild of the Mukwanago school system! But hey, Don't take my word for it tho! Wonder why its the only school on here with a 7 out of 10? Ask someone before you put your kids at risk and send them to this dump!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

I was very please with the education my three children recieved from Big Bend Elementary. All three of my children had different educational needs, from 'gifted & talented' to some learning disablities, and each of my children received an outstanding education. The staff was outstanding. The principal has since retired, but I have heard very nice comments on the current principal. The superintent of schools at Mukwonago is the best in the state.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
87%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
94%

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

All Students54%
Female61%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students30%
Female39%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Not 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

Language Arts

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities70%
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities40%
Not disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students46%
Female42%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Science

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities60%
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities80%
Not disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities45%
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students50%
Female62%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%
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 Students47%
Female61%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities19%
Not disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students44%
Female62%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities13%
Not disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant44%
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 93% 73%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
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 19%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 52%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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  • Shawn Waller
Fax number
  • (262) 662-1309

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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