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Rock Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 556 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2014

We had a hard time with two teachers responding to our concerns on multiple issues. On numerous occasions, our emails went unanswered. Our requests for a conference were denied. When we finally connected with one teacher, he denied our child was confused in math, despite struggling during homework. Another parent mentioned lack of leadership from those in charge...it is very obvious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

My children no longer attend EP Rock, but when we moved to Hudson from MN my years of begging for help for my oldest stopped. I was surprised when the school called me and said they could help. I didn't have to call and beg for extra help. He went up 4 levels of reading in 2 years! It was hard work, but everyone at the school wanted him to succeed, including an adult mentor to help him with shyness. I now volunteer with the mentor program and see nothing but positive effort being given to the children. Even the lunch room monitors know the kids' names. My sons are now in middle school, and my oldest is not shy and is doing very well in all his classes. I am so glad we moved here and my children attended EP Rock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

Our family had to move to EP Rock when new boundaries were set due to River Crest. With already having a child in school at Prairie; we did not take to this well. However, we made the move and it was the best thing for not only our daughter that was in 2nd grade, but our son who would be starting school. I became involved as a member of the parent group, and assisting in the school when needed. This is where I saw firsthand what wonderful leadership and teachers Rock had. I was so proud my children were receiving their elementary education here. Being part of the parent group, I worked very close with the principal. I was amazed every day at her passion for the students, and the support she gave to the teachers and parents of the students. The teachers I cannot say enough good about. They always go above and beyond and are true passionate mentors. They too, always have the best interest of the student in mind. My last child will leave EP ROCK this spring, and the reality is I will be very sad. EP ROCK has been a true gift to our family. My children have built many relationships, have wonderful memories, and most importantly both have gained remarkable educations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

Completely agree with the previous review. There is very little leadership from those in charge at this school. The school atmosphere has become increasingly negative. The teachers and activities are top notch. I've known several families that have changed schools in the past three years, mine included, because of the decline in leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

This is the best elementary school in this area. We moved from Minnesota for the better schools and are very happy. Fantastic teachers and very nurturing environment. Lots of communication with parents. Gifted program are excellent. Special needs support is less compared to Willow River though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2004

My son started K here. We discovered he has ADHD in Kindergarten and later that year learned he was highly gifted. The school totally went out of their way to place him in the right environment to learn the best he can. From modifications in environment for his ADHD when he got 'wiggly', to advanced work at his level, talks with the counselor about social behavior issues, etc.. I have nothing but positive things to say about the teachers, counselor, principal, parental involvment, nurse, G&T teacher, Special Ed teacher, everything. I am only hoping to find as good a quality school when we move somewhere warmer. Hudson is a great place to live. I will miss it dearly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2003

I moved to Wisconsin from Minnesota because my daughter was not getting the support she needed from her school. She has been at Rock for 3 years now and is doing better and continues to get the support she needs. They have much to offer.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
90%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities38%
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students35%
Female28%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
Not disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not 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 Students94%
Female100%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities90%
Not disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities45%
Not disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students51%
Female63%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities36%
Not disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant51%

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities82%
Not disabled92%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin101%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Not disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities66%
Not disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students50%
Female59%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities33%
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not 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 81% 73%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 4% 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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 81%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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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340 13th St S
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