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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 287 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2011

My son has been here for Pre-K and now Kindergarten. The office and teachers have very poor communication. The teachers class size is to large for them to pay attention to all the children. My son has learned many very inappropriate behaviors in the class room. Kids are always fighting. The first couple weeks of school, he got pee'd on by another student, hit in the face twice. And now he has ring worm. I would not recommend this school to anyone. We are working on getting him switched to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

My daughter went here for 2 years and we loved it. The teachers are wonderful, so helpful. They actually care. The test scores may not be great, but my daughter excelled at Jefferson. We moved and she goes to a "better" school which we hate!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

great school, great staff
—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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
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 Students5%
Female8%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant5%

Reading

All Students0%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant0%
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 Students45%
Female52%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant45%

Math

All Students14%
Female19%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Not migrant14%

Reading

All Students3%
Female5%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Not migrant3%

Science

All Students45%
Female52%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant45%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant85%
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 Students24%
Female32%
Male14%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant24%

Reading

All Students12%
Female16%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant12%
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
Hispanic 40% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 31% 10%
White, not Hispanic 22% 73%
Multiracial 6% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 16%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%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
  • Kathleen A Walsh
Fax number
  • (262) 359-7578

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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