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Elkhorn Area Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 697 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2014

This School is struggling to properly ready kids for High School. Throwing kids to work on a computer all day is simply not enough to prepare kids for the next level of their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2013

I give this school two stars because my student is not happy there often. The teachers say they are big on stopping bullying, but there I no help for it there. Students are rude and disrespectful, and a lot of teachers are not very helpful to their students. However, some teachers are very nice and push for their students to do better. The vice principal is too strict on the wrong things. There is not much discipline towards students who need it. Some students have terrible attitudes.. and for those students, the staff seems to have given up trying with. I know this only because my child comes home very often and tells me everything that happens.. over all the school has a lot of improving to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2011

i gave it 5 stars because i really like the school and kids and teachers and staff.


Posted August 11, 2010

I selected 4 stars because I think we always have to room to improve. The students here are respectful and try hard, for the most part, to do their best. The parents care tremendously and help teachers to do the best we can for their children. The board is willing to support learning for students and teachers. It is a pleasure to work here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 8, 2008

I love my teachers and the kids at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2007

I am a student at this school, and if you want my opinion, this school should be 10/10, for good teachers, the ability to be in a variety of sports, music class, and the opportunity for parents to help and be involved. If you are BEGGING for some type of criticism, you could say this school has a little bit of a bully issue. But, they are doing their best to resolve it, by giving us students some great tips to deal with them throughout the year.
—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 47% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
89%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 37% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2014.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students46%
Female45%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled49%
English learners15%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students46%
Female55%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities11%
Not disabled49%
English learners5%
Proficient in English50%
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

Math

All Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities20%
Not disabled59%
English learners0%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled48%
English learners0%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant45%
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 Students67%
Female77%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled72%
English learners27%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%

Math

All Students48%
Female54%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled52%
English learners18%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students45%
Female57%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities6%
Not disabled47%
English learners0%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities47%
Not disabled91%
English learners73%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities41%
Not disabled94%
English learners100%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant90%
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 83% 73%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 6%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 86%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 75%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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School Leader's name
  • Sam Santacroce
Fax number
  • (262) 723-4967

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