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Dickinson Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 456 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2014

IF YOU ARE READING AND CAN STILL SEE THIS, just so you know, if you write a BAD review of Dickinson, it doesn't get put up. So I won't bother as this will ALSO be deleted. Shows how much they want to cover their flaws. Reviews are EXACTLY for this reason...to REVIEW the school, everyone is different. But mine BOTH weren't great, and they have BOTH disappeared in minutes. Hmmmm. So this time I'll rate all 5 stars and see if it stays. DICKINSON HIDES TOO MUCH BEHIND THE NUMBERS, REPORT CARDS, AND INATTENTIVE TEACHERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2014

My son went to Dickinson from K - 4. The teachers were almost all great (one 3rd grade teacher was a nightmare - should have pulled him from her class). The art and music teachers are wonderful. At the time my son started K he could already read and they were not prepared for those kids. We had no problem with bullying but there was one child with behavior problems and he was quickly removed for the safety of the other children. I was able to discuss my concerns with the Principal and she was very helpful. This school has a very wonderful and strong parent involvement. The building is old but well maintained and not one teacher left this school to go to the newer school when it was built. We had a very good experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Fantastic,helpful,energetic,involved staff and parent community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2007

My children went here from Kindergarten to 2nd grade. The teachers are fantastic, but the curriculum is basic and there is a huge bully problem. The administration DOES NOT have a good grasp on how to deal with bullies. Also, if your child is above average or gifted, they are not challenged and there is not a lot of extra work for them to do. As far as public schools are concerned, it is one of the better ones in the area, but the administration needs to change. Not in touch with the teachers or the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

Very impressed, very organized
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

We have sent 3 children through Dickinson with great learning results in all areas except hand writing,it seems to be a relatively weak or unemphasized atrribute here,in the correct formation of the letters,kind of an'all roads lead to Rome' philosophy. The teachers I can't praise enough,they are wonderful giving people only being held back by the ciriculum assighned to them. There is an excellent music and arts program here as well as a huge summer school selection. Parent involvment is high and encouraged. The only shortcoming is the choice of administrators at Dickinson as there judgement in my opinion sometimes falls short,as in passing 'problem' children on to the middle school to avoid a 'blemish' on the record. There is always the fickleness of the inclement weather policy being dictated by mood as opposed to the District Policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

My son has learned more than I could have imagined in his 2 years at D.E. The teachers strive for excellence and respect. My son has become attached to every teacher he has had, and within 3 days of school starting he loves his teacher once again. The parents are more active than any other school I have been aware of. They are often friendly and helpful. There is so many non-basic items offered to the kids for learning, and the artist in residence program has been very educational. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATION, and OFFICE STAFF.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
82%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

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

All Students60%
Female61%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities30%
Not disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant46%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant57%

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
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 91% 73%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 97%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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  • Debra Gagnon
Fax number
  • (920) 337-1043

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