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Strange Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 502 students

 

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Posted December 26, 2007

I've had five children go through this school in the past ten years. I have to say I was very worried in the early years and even moved them to a different school at one point. When Mr, Bar-Din came to the school it all changed. We returned to Strange and it was the best move in the world. The school is high tech, the teachers are attentive and caring. The PTO could use a little help, but other wise I think it is one of the best elementary schools in Kenosha. We are a P5 school, but who would know, Mr. Bar-din has made it a great school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

I feel the staff and parents are involved in the education of students here @ Strange. Curtis Strange is a very down to earth school with a good social/economic mix. You and your child will feel very welcome here. The staff goes out it's way to get to know each child/parent and will treat everyone as an individual and fair. ~Ace Student & Parent
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Posted May 6, 2004

Strange Elementary is a wonderful school! I have had the opportunity to witness Stocker, Forest Park and Pleasant Praire due to re-location and/or boundry changes. I must say that I was more impressed with Strange's learning atmosphere and parental involvement. The overall feeling of the school made me feel as though we belonged to the school and made it a more comfortable learning experience!
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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
58%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students33%
Female48%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled37%
English learners14%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students17%
Female24%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled18%
English learners0%
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant17%
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 Students70%
Female81%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic origin77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Not disabled72%
English learners9%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant70%

Math

All Students32%
Female29%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic origin15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities30%
Not disabled33%
English learners0%
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students22%
Female25%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic origin15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled24%
English learners0%
Proficient in English26%
Not migrant22%

Science

All Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic origin23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities40%
Not disabled51%
English learners9%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant50%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic origin77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities70%
Not disabled82%
English learners45%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant81%
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 Students20%
Female26%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled23%
English learners7%
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant20%

Reading

All Students6%
Female9%
Male3%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin15%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled7%
English learners0%
Proficient in English8%
Not migrant6%
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 41% 10%
White, not Hispanic 32% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 21% 10%
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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 23%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 88%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jonathan Bar-Din
Fax number
  • (262) 359-6247

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5414 49th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53144
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