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Dean Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 559 students

 

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2011:
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Posted August 7, 2014

I wish the school would continue to honor the waiver for kids who doesn't live in Brown Dear. My grandson has been attending here for K4 and K5. My daughter received a letter stating he couldn't attend anymore. We had to break the news to him and he cried. We explained that he will have to attend another school. His grandfather and I plan to move to Brown Deer so he can attend the school. We promised he will attend for 2nd grade. We're just disappointed that he can't attend right now.


Posted September 24, 2013

I do not think the school does a good job at preparing the students to live in the 21st Century. The students are not pushed academically. The students too often come from uneducated homes, with little parental support. I have seen this first hand, especially with regards to the level of academic achievement and rigor. I would like to see the school encouraging students to use mobile devices, teaching students about living in a global world and encouraging them to achieve at the level of Wisconsin's more wealthy suburbs. I am not sure if this is possible, however, considering how poor and uneducated many of Brown Deer's residents are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2013

Our second grader and 5 y/o kindergartener are thriving at Dean Elementary. I have a background in child development and observe the teachers in Brown Deer giving our kids a great start to their academic careers. In addition, the wonderful diversity at Dean is uniquely preparing students for life in the big world out there. Great school, great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

My Son is in the 3rd grade and really likes the school and works very well with the teachers. I like that the teacher always let you know when things are going on in class room etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

Our daughter i in the third grade at Dean Elementary. We are really happy with her education and the help she receives when needed. The teachers are top notch and are very caring We love that all the schools are on one campus which allows for interaction with the Middle school and High school for various events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

Dean Elementary School provides a rich nourishing environment for children to learn and grow. Dean Elementary has some of the finest, caring and best educated teachers in the area. Our child has received unheard of individual attention and is excelling in all areas of academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

This is our first year at Dean and I have been thrilled with the education and differentiation my children have received. It is a bigger school with a small community feel and I love that wherever we go now in our community, someone is saying hello to our children! My applause to Dean School!
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
79%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students41%
Female51%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities33%
Not disabled43%
English learners23%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students34%
Female44%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities17%
Not disabled37%
English learners16%
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant34%
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 Students68%
Female76%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic origin51%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities40%
Not disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant68%

Math

All Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin26%
Asian58%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
Not disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asian8%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities7%
Not disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant31%

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic origin68%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities66%
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic origin90%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities87%
Not disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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

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
Black, not Hispanic 43% 10%
White, not Hispanic 33% 73%
Asian 12% 4%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 6% 2%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 14%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 89%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%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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  • Kortney Smith
Fax number
  • (414) 371-6801

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5757 W Dean Rd
Brown Deer, WI 53223
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