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Canterbury Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 318 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

I grew up at a fantastic school system in Fairfield County, Connecticut and always hoped my children could attend schools as amazing as mine were. I felt like I had won the lottery the day we closed on a home in Greendale and enrolled in Canterbury. My daughter is in first grade and faced some challenges at the beginning of the year being the new kid from out of state, but the support of her teacher and even the fellow parents has been unbelievable. My daughter loves school now, has become a fluid and confident reader and pounds out her math homework like she was born knowing how to do it. I am a teacher myself, but I only supplement the amazing curriculum she is learning. She goes on fantastic field trips, uses Ipads and MacBooks on a daily basis in the classroom. One day I volunteered for "genius hour" and got to work with students composing music using Garage Band. This school is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

This school is one of the best schools in wisconsin. You should go to this school. The kids and teachers are so nice, you cant explain it in words.


Posted October 13, 2012

As my child got older I noticed that teachers had an arrogant attitude toward parents and were condescending/sarcastic toward students. When I walked in the halls to drop something off in my child's classroom, I overheard conversations about other families and students that should have been private. I also overheard some upper level teachers talking and laughing about something a student said. I wondered if students overheard these things too. We eventually transferred schools because I was too afraid of backlash against my student and us as parents if we said anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

The staff, students and parents are all very much involved in the children's activities before, during and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

We love Canterbury! My daughter is in K4 this year and I would not want her anywhere else. Great Principle, Great teachers. We love The Greendale School District, cant beat it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

Excellent principal and teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2004

Canterbury is a small school with the desire and drive to be the best in the area. The principal knows each student by name and truly gets to know the families in order to provide the best possible learning environment. The parent organization is determined to bring families together to make Canterbury very school-family oriented. They provide tons of opportunities to share the love of the school with students/families. The teachers are always available for information and open to suggestions. Canterbury is a fun and exciting place to learn to be your best!
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
95%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant59%
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 Students84%
Female78%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students54%
Female52%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant54%

Science

All Students84%
Female74%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students52%
Female63%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%
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 79% 73%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%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 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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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  • Christian Pleister
Fax number
  • (414) 423-2994

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