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Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 321 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2014

My son just started at Wilson Elementary School this week, the staff and other students have been extremely kind and helpful, I am very impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs , they are also great with any kind of support you or your child needs, school is clean, and has awsome breakfast club and after school help from the ymca. and oh yah new sidewalks and friendly crossing guards on the way to and from school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I think this is a great school, the staff has helped our family as a whole in many ways. I think that jugding the school based on the students is obsurd, every person is a unique individual that may or may not need help but thats where wilson is a great support, I went to a nice school in a middle class area and i was behind, just want to add how cruel it sounded to hear that the childern here are devient, look around you mam there is good and bad where ever you go!! Shame on you to say those things about childern!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I am a parent of three children and all of my children have or are going to this school. I also went to this school and it is great. Some of these kids including myself, when I was a child it is truly a home away from home. Most of the teachers care for these kids like they were thier own. I am very proud that my children attend this school. This school also helps parents be better parents. Phenominal job. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

The students for the most part are a great bunch of kids. I think the stereotyping of the '4th ward' is absurd and it is great I loved living there. You won't find a better group of teachers, really striving to be a team, to further the development of tomorrow's future(our kids).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 6, 2006

This is the last school in janesville I would ever send my child too. My step son goes there here (against my better judgement). There is nothing wrong with the teachers; it is the other students. I can only hypothesis that the cause of deviant behavior I have observed from other students, is the location of this school in a low-income area. Students at this school seem to get into more trouble and at an earlier age then other students. My last comment is that yes, they have a low student/teacher ratio, but what good is having that if the students still do so poorly on the state-wide tests.
—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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%
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 Students61%
Female78%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant46%
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 Students57%
Female71%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%

Math

All Students33%
Female24%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students5%
Female6%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin13%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Not migrant5%

Science

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic origin45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant54%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female94%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic origin81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities64%
Not disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant84%
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 Students42%
Female43%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities25%
Not disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students7%
Female5%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin7%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Not migrant7%
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 45% 73%
Hispanic 21% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 15% 10%
Multiracial 10% 2%
Asian 8% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 21%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 18%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 91%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 79%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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  • Kimberli Peerenboom
Fax number
  • (608) 743-7310

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