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Grant Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 270 students

 

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Posted April 10, 2014

My son attended Kindergarten and 1st grade here and it was a horrifying experience. His teachers were disengaged and spent 90% of their time handling behavior problems in other children. There is virtually zero parent involvement - if you decide to get involved with the school, be prepared to be the ONLY parent there. 5 years later, my son still begs me to never send him back to that school again as the behavior of his peers was so scary. We moved to get AWAY from this school. Best decision we've ever made for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

I don't know what teachers the other other reviewers are speaking of, but I have not had any of these problems. My son is in fifth grade and his teacher is giving him work that exceeds his grade level since his skill exceeds his grade level. He has gone there since first grade and I have never had any issues with any of the teachers doing their jobs or progressing my child at his level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

I would not send my child to this school if I could avoid it. The teachers are lazy and make no effort to challenge the students. I spent the summers teaching my child math and reading because her teacher was not teaching at the correct grade level. When she went back to school I allowed the school to take over teaching and her test scores actually went down from the end of summer to spring. They make absolutely no effort to let parents know what they are teaching in class. My child was told she didn't need to bring home information about various class lessons when she felt she needed extra help to understand. My child's fourth grade teacher repeatedly said in front of students that she didn't get paid enough to deal with them. Her fifth grade teacher has no problem telling students she doesn't agree with the new principal's rules and doesn't like to follow them. Also they allowed high school boys to participate in girl's intramurals after school without telling the parents. This year there is a new principle and he does seem to be trying to change things. I hope that he can because this school is failing its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

Horrible all around! Poor communication, lack of supervision and disrespectful staff! A definite concern for my child's well-being. Nothing but one problem after another. Would not recommend this school. I honestly cannot think of one positive aspect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Grant Elementary in Kenosha exceeds all expectations I have ever had about a school. The teachers are dedicated professionals with an enduring desire to continue with quality education and being up to date on teaching trends and technolgy! They treat all students with respect and create a very positive learning environment for all children of all abilities.
—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

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students36%
Female44%
Male20%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students18%
Female28%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin20%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 Students58%
Female27%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students24%
Female9%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant24%

Reading

All Students14%
Female9%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin18%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant14%

Science

All Students55%
Female45%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant55%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female63%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students16%
Female17%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant16%

Reading

All Students9%
Female12%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin18%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant9%
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 40% 73%
Hispanic 30% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 19% 10%
Multiracial 11% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 10%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 64%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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  • Shebaniah Muhammad
Fax number
  • (262) 359-6672

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1716 35th St
Kenosha, WI 53140
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