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Parkway Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 489 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2014

My son has been going to Parkway for almost two years...he loved his teachers...All the teachers are great and the Principal is very a Friendly.We love it here.. Charanya Mahadevan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

What a great school. Great leadership and very skilled teachers. The administration and teachers expect and receive the very best from their students. Parkway has a very positive climate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

This is an awsome school, Besides the lady in the front office with the short hair and glasses. She is beyond rude. I don't think anyone like that shoulf be working around children.


Posted February 23, 2013

My son is currently enrolled in K4 and I could not be happier. Great staff and teachers. Love Mrs. Engel :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

I have my son in K4 and one year ago I was thinking to send my son to private school since my husband and I did our education in a private school. We are so impressed how wonderful the education at Parkway is. They are very organized. Teachers are really very good as a person and as a professional. Any time that I call the school, I receive the information that I need. I feel really happy that my son is receiving this great education and also the values that he is receiving at home. Thanks Parkway staff and Mrs. Engel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I love it. My daughter loves it. The principal is wonderful; the lady in the office who seems to run the school nearly as much as the principal is super nice, super helpful, and great to all the kids; the on staff counselor couldn't be better and her involvement really is so helpful; the teachers care; the parents participate. My only complaint (?) - I wish I could drop off/pick up my kids instead of having them bused - at my daughter's old school, I got to know the parents and other students better by seeing them on the playground before and after school. Many people love the busing though - very convenient and the bus driver is terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

My child attends Parkway, and I am very pleased with the education and social skills she is receiving. I give Parkway and the Glendale-River Hills School District a '10' across the board!
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Posted March 22, 2007

My youngest child is currently attending first grade at Parkway. She has a phenomenal teacher who does an exceptional job in the classroom. The children all love her and they are constantly being challenged at a higher level, so they are never bored. Parkway is one of the few elementary schools in the area that segregates the children based on their reading levels so that the classroom is filled with children all about the same level. Parkway has a fabulous library and computer lab. There is a lot of parent involvement at the school and for PTO events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

the staff are very friendly and open. everyone seems very helpful. I sense some disorganization in the drop off and pick up procedures.
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Posted March 22, 2006

I've had one child in Parkway from K5 to 4th grade, and one from K4 to K5. I have been extremely impressed with the quality of education they offer and with the teachers. They make a big effort to include the arts and to provide opportunities for advanced and gifted students. We are moving and are now looking at private schools, but I think that Parkway is as good as the excellent private schools we have looked at as a public school can be.
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Posted March 20, 2006

Parkway has a group of nice teachers. However the curriculm does not accommodate children with cognitive special needs such as Math or Reading. Additionally, this school teaches to 'Tests' as opposed to preparing the students for future learnings. The teaching is focused on short term memory exercises.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
87%

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

Math

All Students58%
Female63%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic origin38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 56% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 27% 10%
Asian 6% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 8%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%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 76%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 50%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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  • Shannon Kilton
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5910 N Milwaukee River Pkwy
Glendale, WI 53209
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