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Somers Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 450 students

 
 

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Posted April 14, 2011

The teachers and the principal truly care about the students. I am quite pleased with academic preparation my child receives and he has access to extra curricular activities that he really enjoys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

This school has by far the best parent involvement I have seen. The teachers are dedicated. The principal is involved and understanding. The office staff is outstanding. Everyone works cohesively for the best education of the student. A very solid school. The special education program is phenomenal. I believe this school is the best elementary school in the KUSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

This is a wonderful school, a lot of parent involvement. The Teachers expect the children to do all that is expected of them including turning in assignments on time, if they don't believe me you'll hear from them. Great Principal...Great Teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Somers is so down to earth friendly! The highest education that one can expect. It just can't be beat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

My son just started attending Somers this year 2007/2008 school year. He has adapted quite well...alot of parent involvement, and the teachers and adminstrators expect all pupil to do their homework, as well as reading every nite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

Somers is an incredible elementary school. I have been impressed with the quality of the teachers and the learning environment in the classroom. Both of my children have loved this school and the teachers.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
81%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students59%
Female50%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant45%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students65%
Female62%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students46%
Female59%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

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 13% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 96%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 68%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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