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Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School

Charter | PK-6

 
 

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Posted August 1, 2014

My three children have attended this school for 7 years. We live 20 minutes away and applied for open enrollment, enrollment is free by the way. I have worked in another elementary school in the same district for the last three years, and I can say if it weren't for this Montessori school I do not know where my children would attend school. This last school year I had many opportunities to volunteer, and did so with much enjoyment! I know many instructors thru working with the district and have to state that you won't find as many as the teachers at Montessori who truly care about each child as an individual. They also treat the families with the same respect and the communication home is excellent. A major concern of mine regarding my children's learning environment. It is suited to work for the child, very safe and peaceful. I could not have imagined a better elementary learning experience for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

We've just started here. Our daughter is in kindergarten and loves it. We took a tour of the school last year and were impressed with not only how the kids were learning (we're new to Montessori), but the environment. So relaxed, yet focused. We've met a number of other parents from the school and have had a few meetings/discussions with teachers & staff. All very friendly and very community oriented. We're encouraged to volunteer and I'm looking forward to my opportunity to join in the fun. In a few years, our youngest will join her sister at this school. Overall, I'm very excited for both our girls', and ours (!), experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

I have been to better, pulled my child out it's over rated. It's rare to see the staff smile while dropping off your child and its more rare to hear a good morning. It's small things like that that sets the attitude for the day and about school. They seemed to be understaffed, and stressed. Volunteers are not allowed. (huh? even with a background check) I could never find an accurate answer for the daycare charges and you'll never see a PRINTED explanation of what the charges or rates are. Pay attention, keep track. They only clean once a week using a vinegar base on the childrens toys, expect to see strep, pink eye and plenty of viral infections. I am all for organic for the most part, except for things that can end up in another child's mouth.


Posted October 2, 2012

My daughter attended this school after attending another montessori school elsewhere. She loved montessori...until we came here. Unlike her other montessori class, she was allowed very little freedom and absolutely NO socializing (except during recess once per week for 15 minutes for the 4-yr-olds). I love montessori and have read books about it, so I know that many of Maria Montessori's methods have been supported by recent research. However, research also shows that playtime and social interaction are very important, particularly in young children, so I was very disappointed in the lack of social opportunities and free time for young kids to play (much less than the other montessori). It got no better when she started kindergarten -- very little recess and skipping gym and art in order to have more work time. I was very upset that my daughter no longer liked school. We ended up moving her to a traditional school where she is very happy. I know of many kids who are very happy at this montessori, just be aware that it may not be like other montessori schools and allows very little freedom for interaction among students (at least in my daughter's class). Research carefully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2010

Warm, caring environment; wonderful teachers and dedicated staff. My kids have been there since kindergarten, and will soon graduate to middle school. I couldn't imagine a better elementary school environment for them to have been in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It's small but our kid is so happy there. They take very good care of their students and provide the best learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2007

The school has the quality teachers that love what they do by inspiring and instilling respect and diversity and challenging the children to discover learning by the Montessori principles. The children are not pushed but allowed to discover and learn at their own pace in a hands on approach. What you think could be a chaotic and over stimulating environment is actually peaceful thought provoking atmosphere. There is much community and parent support and involvement at the school, including a governance board. This is a charter public school for the entire Chippewa valley, and not just one school district. The main downfall is lack of busing to the school. There is also some issues with the school board and the charter contract related to budget issues trying to make the school fit into the mold of a typical elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

Students in this environment are challenged to think and learn beyond traditional academic expectations. My daughter is encouraged to read, perform math problems, explore arts and sciences beyond her level, but she is never forced. She is allowed to stay with learning as long as she feels she needs or wants in order to build confidence in any given discipline of learning. Unlike most Montessori-type schools, instructors are trained in both the Montessori philosophy as well as traditional training and certifications in education.
—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.

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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
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 50% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
43%

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.

2014

 
 
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2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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 Students28%
Female28%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant28%

Reading

All Students34%
Female22%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-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 Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Math

All Students64%
Female53%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students45%
Female53%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
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 Students60%
Female36%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students60%
Female50%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 147%N/A48%
Disabled students 26%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 20%N/A6%
Male 153%N/A52%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 41%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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  • (715) 852-3504

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