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Glacial Drumlin School

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Posted January 22, 2014

I have one child that attends Glacial Drumlin and one who has moved on to high school. I have found working with both the teachers and the Vise Principle has been a great experience. They take the time to work with the students and communicate to the parents. Unfortunately you always have one bad egg; one of the office staff members is very rude and CONDESCENDING. I have observed her behavior to parents and children time and time again. Any parent that has gone into Glacial Drumlin office knows what I am talking about. not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

We moved to the district a couple of years ago and this school has proven to be an amazing experience for my kids. They team teach in pods, they integrate technology well, they have wonderful oversight and student intervention services, and the culture is wonderfully supportive. I can see now why they're rated a 9!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

My daughter transferred here in her first year of middle school and the experience has been excellent. She loves school, loves her teachers, and the community is very supportive. Excellent facilities, very well resourced. We're loving the experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

Monona Grove schools are among the best in the state. Great teachers and great prinicpals, etc.. Two of my kids went to GDS and both are doing great in their studies. I'm surprised at the negative comments about the principal however since we've never had any problem whatsoever. The only problem with GDS is that there is not public transportation between Monona and Cottage Grove that would connect with the school. Overall, I'd give the school a top rating of five stars. However, the current political situation in Wisconsin will hurt all public schools in the state and parents need to be aware of this. A great school in a great district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

Speaking about our principal, I believe that she is among the finest administrators I have met. I have had the chance to work with her on different things and I believe her to be passionate about education and above all, extremely focused on kids. We are lucky to have her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

Horrible principal that only cares about her career and not the students and staff. I have 3 kids in the school and the teachers are great but the principal is the source of constant complaints. She is only good about her own publicity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

some teachers are strick, but gds is a pretty good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

Glacial Drumlin is part of the Monona Grove school district which combines Cottage Grove and Monona students. Glacial Drumlin was built and had its first classes in 2008. It has had some minor issues to work through, but overall it is a great school and run very, very well. My kids love as well as all the parents that I have talked to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Glacial Drumlin is a wonderful new school with lots to offer. It is a new school that is continuing to evolve and only get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Keep up the great work. Neat concept with the pods. It was built very well with wonderful music room, tech ed, classrooms, etc. It is a bit short on storage and gymnasium size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

it has great classes and fantastic extra curricular activitys
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

This school is great. I currently have a child that attends the new Winnequah 3-6 and had a child attend Winnequah when it was our 6-8 school. in both cases we've been very satisfied with quality education. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2006

My daughter is in 8th grade and has attended since 6th grade. She came to Winnequah With and IEP. My husband and I have worked with all the staff closly over 2 1/2 years time. Our daughter receives counceling, OT, specialized services. She is ADD. This month, we are so proud of the work she had done. She had been able to be main streamed and is no longer in the IEP program but will still receive special services that is available to all students. Her MAP scores have risen, and her 'I.Q.' test scores are at or above grade level. I simply could not say enough wonderful things about the staff. They have been supportive, easy to communicate with, via voice, email, voice mail, fax. For a public school, Winnequah is the example of public education that works. Dispite funding problems, staff applies for grants. Winnequah is GREAT!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

This school is a very good school, and my 6th grader teachers are awesome,helpful and very caring.The principals,& counselors I've worked with on issues that my child is having they are all very supportive,and willing to meet the needs of myself and student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

This school lacks disipline and saftey concerns. She never explains anything and she is very forgetful. She just doesnt fit the teacher qualities. Alot of teachers there dont. Overall, I'd rate it a 2.
—Submitted by a student


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 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
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 47% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
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 47% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
91%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 63% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 79% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students55%
Female55%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian54%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students49%
Female58%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant49%

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities46%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities46%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 86% 73%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% 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 7%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 83%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 99%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Renee Tennant
Fax number
  • (608) 839-8984

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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