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Yahara Elementary School

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Posted April 28, 2010

My daughter and step-daughter both attended Yahara. Both of the girls started there after the school year began which can be a very difficult transition for kids. The staff and students at Yahara made both of them feel so at home and welcome. I always felt very welcomed anytime I went to the school and the staff knew who we were- not just another face. My son currently in Kindergarten at Community Elementary and I am so looking forward to next year when he goes to Yahara for 1st Grade. I noticed that one parent expressed concern about the long bus ride... I would much rather have my son be on the bus longer and feel a true sense of community and belonging when he gets to school, then have a 10 minute trip and be lost in the crowd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

Yahara is a quality small (120 student) elementry school. The ability to have a choice in Edgerton was important to us. We live in town and chose to send our child to Yahara rather than the elementry school in town with nearly 700 students at the time. The multi-age classes are an assest to learning and to socal developent of the children. The teachers have a chance to really get to know the students (and parents) and their individual needs. Teachers know the students in not only their classes but the entire school -- it really is a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

Yahara is a wonderful school, anyone who has not spent anytime out there and goes by only hear say, has no idea what they are missing, come and spend a day with us and see for yourself. We have wonderful teachers/staff and our parent involovement is unbelievable! We are a close family at Yahara and welcome anyone who would like to come and see what we are all about. I have 3 children at Yahara and could not be happier with the education they are receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

I went there as a kid and now my son goes there. the school maybe small but its second to none. the teachers are awesome! Especially Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Kohl, havn't gotten to know the rest yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

I have no doubt that the teachers/staff are great but from what I hear and what I agree with is how upsetting it is that the very few children that have to attend Yahara spend an hour each way on the bus to go to a school that is far from their hometown.Those chosen for this school are farther away from residents close to it that don't have to go there. I disagree with students having to be part of a split grade class for the sake of keeping the school open for a measly 60 or so students It also seems ridiculous to have students attend this school for grades 1-5 only. Why have them go to K with a bunch of students, take them away from their associations, and then reunite them again later? I also pay taxes to Edgerton school district, same as those going to that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

When I moved to my home years ago I was not at all concerned about what school district we lived in (my baby was only 10 months old.) Fast forward 10 years, my first child attended 6 years at Yahara and my second child is in her 3rd year at Yahara. We are so thankful to be part of Yahara Community School. The teachers and staff are outstanding. Just last night an open house event was held. Students, parents, grandparents, even students that are now in middle and high school stopped by. It is awesome to see such community support. I think all area schools provide a great education but what I love most about Yahara (and sets them apart from other schools) is that all children are embraced with love and are really encouraged to be their best, always helping to discover each students own best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

I have been a Yahara parent for 6 yrs. I have had had two children complete their time at Yahara and one chid still there. Yahara is a wonderful school. It is very family orientated. The teching staff goes above and beyond to make all the children feel special. It is a small country school that produces a strong belief in all the student to believe in their self and be the best in all they do. Many students have developed good work/study habits and respect for self and others due to the fact that they attended Yahara. Yeah for Yahara a home away from home filled with love and respect. Proud parent of Yahara
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

My son went to Yahara. I absolutely loved his teachers. They all worked so hard with my son. They are very committed to helping children in whatever they need help with. My child was an especially difficult child, but they did not give up on him. They also did not just label him and file him away as unteachable. They kept trying and kept encouraging him and me. The support system they offer is fantastic.
—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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students34%
Female23%
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 disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant34%

Reading

All Students29%
Female23%
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 disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant29%
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 Students74%
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 disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%

Math

All Students52%
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 disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students34%
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 disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant34%

Science

All Students69%
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 disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students96%
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 disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students42%
Female35%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students18%
Female21%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin23%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant18%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 85% 73%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 71%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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  • Tad Wehner
Fax number
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