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West Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 288 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2012

The teachers are great. My daughter really likes her teacher and she seems to be learning at a good pace. The principal is nice and very friendly. The only negative would be that the parents don't seem to be as involved as other schools my children have attended.
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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 50% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%

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

Math

All Students27%
Female20%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled28%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant27%

Reading

All Students33%
Female27%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
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

Language Arts

All Students68%
Female71%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students32%
Female36%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled37%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant32%

Science

All Students78%
Female79%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female90%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant93%
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 Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students16%
Female21%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin19%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled20%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant16%
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 68% 73%
Hispanic 27% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
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 48%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 87%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%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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  • Michael Howard
Fax number
  • (920) 675-1220

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