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Dean Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 559 students

 

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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.
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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.
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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 50% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic origin16%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled49%
English learners40%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students31%
Female34%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities12%
Non-disabled36%
English learners0%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant31%
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%
Female73%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin67%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities47%
Non-disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students29%
Female35%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students19%
Female25%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic origin15%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled24%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students70%
Female78%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic origin58%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities35%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic origin82%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities71%
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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

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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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5757 W Dean Rd
Brown Deer, WI 53223
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Phone: (414) 371-6800

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