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Dixon Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 388 students

 

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Posted March 8, 2014

I have 2 young men attending this school and having an excellent experience. Like any school, our involvement with our children and candid discussions with the staff have helped keep everyone focused on the same goal: a fun and challenging learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

This is first for my daughter with Dixon. We really loved this school standards and Ms. Leahy (her class teacher).My daughter improved in her reading alot. I highly recommend this school for anyone. school standards are close to Montessori standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

This is our third year at Dixon. We love it. We have been thoroughly impressed and delighted with the school, the staff, our children's experiences and so on. I am an educator myself and have taught in other states, I have never seen a public school of this caliber. I am a little confused about the rating changes, it must all be based on test scores? Dixon has been a 10 for the past few years. I was surprised to see an 8. All of the groups we have been involved with at the school are absolutely top notch and there are many, PTO, orchestra, chorus, gifted and talented program, speech therapy program, room mom. The music and art teachers are phenomenal, the school nurse is wonderful, the library is fantastic. I am a careful parent, I do my research, I always have my eyes and ears open, I am in contact with my children's teachers regularly and volunteer at the school whenever I can. I am well informed about how Dixon works and I can tell you that this is truly an outstanding school. Education is one of the most important things to us as a family and we feel blessed to be able to send our kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

This school is the best school I have ever attended hands down. No school has even come close to the awesome staff, great learning, and all of the extra activities. I made countless memories at this school that I will never forget. The staff is amazing! When I have children of my own, iI I will without a doubt move back to brookfield and have my kids attend Dixon!


Posted May 4, 2009

Having been a student in top parochial and private schools I find Dixon a great disappointment. My child is a kindergarten student and he has not been nurtured or motivated by his teacher. There is a constant effort to slap a label on him. I am open to the teacher's opinion but my child has thrived in other educational environments. My child attended a highly competitive preschool and had no problems keeping up with his peers. We also work with him daily at home and cannot replicate the extreme deficits suggested by his teacher. It seems highly suspect that the only place he appears to falter is in his kindergarten class. I will be transferring my child to another school in the district that has higher test scores and many more satisfied students and parents. I would like to extend high praise to Dixon's art program and the teacher Mrs. Jacobson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

If I could afford private tuition, I wouldn't bother. This school is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

We moved to the area 5 days before the 2006-07 school year started with our son going into Dixon for his Kindergarten year. All the teachers I've met are wonderful and very caring towards their students. Dori Jones is an extremely gifted Kindergarten teacher who helped my son get used to a new city and a new school all at once. Dixon school cares about their students and is genuinely there for the students first and foremost! We are very lucky to have moved here and I've been welcomed into the PTO of Dixon Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

We are in the US for the past 4 years,my elder son has gone to this school district .he joined first grade in dixon elementary .it is an absolute place for fun &learning .Excellent teacher -student relation ..I also volunteer in the school when required .coming from another country the warm welcome&acceptance I get is really appreciating .My son is always full of praises by the teachers &the principal .we just have bonded too close .I hope to make this bond firm .I really thank all the teachers &staff at Dixon for giving my son a good learning experience in avery friendly &disciplined atmosphere .thanx vibhav &priyamvada mishra
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This school is the best! I love their education program. I love their reading, and mathmatic, music, well...I guess I just really love everything about Dixon! They are the tops!
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
95%

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

All Students76%
Female74%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled99%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant96%

Math

All Students86%
Female93%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities59%
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students58%
Female69%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities41%
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%
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 73% 73%
Asian 11% 4%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 6%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 85%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 73%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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  • Jeanne Siegenthaler
Fax number
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2400 Pilgrim Square Dr
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