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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 369 students

 

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Posted March 14, 2010

Awesome school, my husband, children and grandchildren attended Jefferson. Caring staff and outstanding para-educators.


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

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

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students35%
Female43%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled42%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students44%
Female46%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant44%

Reading

All Students28%
Female27%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant28%

Science

All Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant96%
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 Students61%
Female64%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students19%
Female18%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin19%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant19%
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 67% 73%
Hispanic 16% 10%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 3% 4%
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 18%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 14%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 92%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 84%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
  • Kurt Krueger
Fax number
  • (608) 743-6610

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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