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East Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 446 students

 
 

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Posted January 29, 2005

Both of my children have been educated at East Elementary and I have been pleased with the overall educational experiences they have received. East Elementary has a caring staff and is a beautiful and well-maintained building (built in the 1930s). Parents are highly involved in school activities and there are many music, sports, and other events to meet the needs of almost all students. I enjoy small city living - especially because I know my childrens' teachers and the other students' parents. I wouldn't want to have my children attend any other elementary school. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

When I moved into the city of Jefferson I was very surprised at how high the property taxes were. However, I have found that small communities with high taxes usually have very good schools. Unfortunately, this was not the case here. As each school year comes and goes I become increasingly frustrated and disappointed with the lack of devotion by the facility for the children and the poor mannerism which is displayed towards the parents. It has become obvious that the Principal, Connie Pellman, has other priorities than to provide a positive educational environment for the children at East Elementary. Further reflected by the low WKCE test scores. I was shocked to see how poorly the Jefferson Schools rated to other small communities with similar tax rates. It raises suspicion as to how the money is spent in the school budget if not for improving the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
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

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students46%
Female38%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students29%
Female25%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant29%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students64%
Female52%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students36%
Female34%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant36%

Science

All Students76%
Female70%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant76%

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 origin100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant44%
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 76% 73%
Hispanic 21% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 7%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 78%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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