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Cottage Grove Elementary School

Public | 2-4 | 471 students

 

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Posted December 4, 2012

This school district has simply blown me away. I recently took custody of my nephew who came from a pretty rough elementary school in Green Bay. They took him in and embraced him beyond what words can describe. They immediately took time to give him a complete eval to see what his academic needs were and started him at the level in which he fit. Most schools do exactly the opposite; it's a "you better just fit in" society. Between the opportunity to play an instrument for the first time in his life, the adaptive/supportive academic program and a dynamic group of educators, social workers and administration, he has never felt the anxiety of starting a new school. I applaud them all in their efforts to support my nephews transition during one of the most difficult times of his life. Our family cannot thank his school enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

Cottage Grove Schools aim to serve the families in this community and raise the bar against all other small town schools, and all Madison schools! Their motto is 'Building a Community of Learners', and it shows first class! Cottage Grove continues to grow each year. It is for the main reason that the schools are wonderful! My family will continue to enjoy it here in Cottage Grove, because we know we are home and our children are well cared for here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

I continue to be impressed with the level of education and opportunities for the kids at Cottage Grove School. My child is getting a great education, but most importantly, she loves going to school. Cottage Grove School is offering the big school programs in a small school atmosphere. This is due to the relationship with Monona in Madison and the small town feel of Cottage Grove. My child takes great pride in her school and schoolwork, due in a great part, to the direct and indirect staff at Cottage Grove School. Parent involvement in activities is critical to the success of a school and it is very prevalent in this school. From music to sports to school dances, this school has great heart and where the 'rubber hits the road', it is top echelon in the state in WKCE-CRT test results!
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic origin90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic origin90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female94%
Male99%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%
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
White, not Hispanic 85% 73%
Asian 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 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 6%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 72%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 37%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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School Leader's name
  • Deborah Lyons-Zaber
Fax number
  • (608) 839-4439

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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470 N Main St
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
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