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Longfellow Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 322 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2013

This is a great elementary school with a lot of diversity. I love the staff, they are very open with communication and workable when it comes to a child's needs. They are also very informative when it comes to special events they are holding. My son and daughter have a lot of fun and absolutely look forward to school at Longfellow Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I am very satisfied with Longfellow's Special Ed. I am glad my son goes to Longfellow. Longfellow teachers care about the kids, this is part of what makes Longfellow a Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

Longfellow has some of the best teachers in the area. The deversity of the school population really creates a feeling of unity and understanding, as the teachers and staff teach their students about the different cultures around them. I am proud my children are students at Longfellow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

I am so glad my children attend Longfellow School. The school is truly diverse and the different racial groups are well integrated. Many students are from low income families, but the school does a great job reaching out to these families and enriching the lives of their students. Kids learn to respect each other's differences and accept one another. Children needing special education receive the extra help they need but are integrated and appreciated within the school community. Kids who do well in school are given opportunities to shine and excel in different ways. The positive environment at Longfellow encourages creativity, community service, tolerance and mutual respect. I can't say enough about this great school and its contribution to the community.
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Posted April 23, 2007

An older building, but has been kept up very nicely. The teachers are some of the best! My daughter loves it at Longfellow. For an elementary school, these students & staff, have so much school pride! Yes, there is a lot of kids here from low-income families, but they are involved in so many events in and around the city. The school is not only making sure these kids are knowledgeable, but also showing them how to get involved in the community.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students52%
Female45%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students26%
Female30%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled28%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant26%
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 Students60%
Female54%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%

Math

All Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant32%

Reading

All Students20%
Female18%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin24%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant20%

Science

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female100%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant92%
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

Math

All Students33%
Female37%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%

Reading

All Students31%
Female26%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

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 63% 73%
Asian 16% 4%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Hispanic 7% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
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 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 7%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 73%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 60%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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  • Sarah Lynch
Fax number
  • (715) 852-3804

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