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Adams Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 401 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2009

I just moved to Janesville, and I am VERY pleased with what I have seen already. Everyone is super nice and made us feel VERY welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

Adams school is wonderful. The staff is caring and supportive. I am a parent who volunteers a lot, and I always feel welcome. Go Eagles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

My boys attended Adams, until we relocated out of state. The teacher's are well trained, creative, and caring. The principal is the best! We all miss Adams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

My children have been attending Adams Elementary for the past six years. I have found the staff at Adams to be caring and competent. They always go the extra mile and encourage children to do their very best, not only in academics but in their behavior. Adams also has an active and caring PTA that strives to make Adams a great school for all its students, by providing opportunities for enrichment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

Adams Elementary School is wonderful! There are many family events. The teachers and principal truly care for your child. You are always encouraged to take part in your childs'education. There is an inscription in the building at the front entrance that says it all,'Enter to Learn'. I love the fact that they treat each child individually. There are different levels of learning and they cater to the child that is advanced as well as the child that may be learning at a slower pace. I'm proud when I tell others that my child attends Adams School!
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Posted February 25, 2004

Love this school. Everyone is very wonderful. They all need a pat on the back. My sons go here and they like it.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students50%
Female58%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 Students82%
Female92%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students45%
Female51%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students56%
Female53%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students33%
Female43%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%
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 78% 73%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%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 80%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 68%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
  • Sally Parks
Fax number
  • (608) 743-6337

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1138 E Memorial Dr
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