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Pier Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 465 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2014

My son has gone to Pier for 2 1/2 years now and before that my daughters were at Pier. We thought this was a great school however lately we are questioning that fact. I am highly involved in the school volunteering and PTO. Class sizes are pretty big, younger grades are full 25 to 27 kids per classroom, and of course with that many children in a class some kids can get left behind or not paid attention to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

My daughter has attended Pier for the past 2.5 yrs as well as myself a good many years ago. I have been very pleased with the amount of programs at Pier, especially the awesome Right to Read Program. They also accommodate many of their students in a Boys & Girls Club after school. I do wish we had more academic programs in science etc. We will see what the future holds in that department. The amount of parent invitation and parent involvement has been good. I have been very pleased with the educators that my daughter has been placed with and anticipate the future to continue the pattern. My scores may not reflect a 5 simply because I feel there is always room for improvement... and you better be off the charts to forego this score! Bear this in mind:)
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Posted May 8, 2006

My daughter has gone to Pier since K , great school, she has asthma and I really like how involved they are with her care. This year we found out that she had ADD , she is in the 2nd grade and the school was great about it. Mr.Colwin is a great principal.
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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

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 50% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
84%

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

Math

All Students31%
Female14%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%

Reading

All Students35%
Female32%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant35%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students41%
Female35%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%

Reading

All Students28%
Female40%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled72%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students29%
Female19%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students25%
Female14%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%
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 78% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 9% 10%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
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 22%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 85%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 70%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
  • John Colwin
Fax number
  • (920) 929-6910

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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