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Macarthur Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 421 students

 

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Posted June 12, 2013

All of the staff are very compassionate and truly care about each and every one of their students. The newer principal, Mrs. Schneider, on the other hand, cares about the students but is very arrogant and just likes to silently prove to the teachers that she has control of them by changing policies that really affect the way students learn. It is understandable that all children in the same grade need to learn the same curriculum, but there is no reason to make a class complete chaos by having children who are more fit for a challenge learning the same thing as a child that may need more specialized attention on a topic. That just makes for much wasted time and leads to children fooling around. All if this leads to teachers who are more stressed, and makes teaching go from a career that teachers really love, to a job that is just done because it needs to be. Even with the flaws the school does have, it is a school that will give your child a wonderful core education that will hopefully lead to a lifetime of success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

Mrs. Semmons, the building principal, takes the time to get to know each student in the building and it shows. She is a conscientious and compassionate leader! Her fine leadership skills attract a great following of volunteer parents! - Thanks PTA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

Good school and good principal. Mrs. Semmon really makes an effort. Still there are a couple of bad apples among the teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2007

MacArthur is an awesome school and that is a reflection on Principal Semmann. To describe the principal, I can do that in two words: She Cares!
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant87%

Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant97%

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students58%
Female56%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant99%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students82%
Female75%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%
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 79% 73%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Asian 5% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%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 70%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 100%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
  • Adrienne Schneider
Fax number
  • (262) 253-3496

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Germantown, WI 53022
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