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Boscobel Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 475 students

 

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Posted February 7, 2012

I am posting this with the hope that you will use your BETTER judgement and remove the negative 'pop-up' tab that appears when you click on Boscobel Elementary School on any Google map. It is our belief, this negative posting was placed by an administrator or past school board member. Thank you, district tax payer and parent, Roger Knoble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

Boscobel Elementary School has been an excellent school for my two children. Throughout their years at BES, all of their teachers have pushed them to excel. This has been done in a kind, caring, nurturing way. The hands-on approach to learning has been something I ve especially liked about BES. Students are actively involved in their learning through activities and projects. The school forest and special annual events add to the well-rounded education my children are receiving at Boscobel Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2011

I can't say enough about this school! Two of our four children attend this public school where teachers and staff are caring, supportive and strive to educate children in a caring and encouraging environment. I do not know the "anonymous parent" who submitted the bullying response, but I have not found that to be true at all. This school has won awards as a School of Promise many times. I know that bullying is not encouraged as there are assemblies and teaching on how bullying is mean and will not be tolerated. I also volunteer at this school as a parent and find that students are generally respectful of not only each other but of adults as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2011

I had three children go through Boscobel Elementary school. This in my opinion is a very caring environment. The staff that works here is very encouraging, and caring. I have seen teachers give hugs and encouraging words to many students. The review I read about "bulling" is not true. They have implemented a Bulling teaching and encourage filling buckets rather than taking from them. I would recommend this elementary school to anyone moving into this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

I have had 4 children who have attend Boscobel Elementary School ... All 4 children attended college and now are in graduate school or working in their professions. Their guidance came from this school's ability to educate and prepare children. The staff of this school cares about their students and works hard to meet the needs of all students. I from all the parents I have been in contact with over the years, never have I heard any negative comments in regard to Boscobel Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

Overall I love this school and so do my children. I have only come across very few teachers who are not willing to go the extra mile to help my children when they need it. Most of the teachers are very caring and willing to spend their extra time providing support to the children. I see another review said that the school is "sexually orientated" and "encourages bullying". This is simply not true. There is currently a bullying program in place to prevent bullying, and I have personally seen teachers and the principal deal with bullying situations. As for the sexual issues, I have not seen any in the elementary or the high school, however have had concern about the enforcement of the dress code...as I have seen girls in extremely inappropriate clothing-more of a parent issue if you ask me though. Great school! Especially compared to others in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Gret kids, great teachers!
—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.

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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

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

Math

All Students39%
Female38%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students27%
Female24%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled29%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant27%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students38%
Female38%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students24%
Female29%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant24%

Science

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students35%
Female30%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students26%
Female26%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant26%
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 Students26%
Female27%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant26%

Reading

All Students27%
Female30%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled36%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant27%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 96% 73%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
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 21%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 74%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 51%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 96%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Fax number
  • (608) 375-4197

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200 Buchanan St
Boscobel, WI 53805
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