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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.

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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 50% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled41%
English learners17%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students27%
Female37%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled32%
English learners11%
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant27%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic origin41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled64%
English learners47%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students23%
Female26%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic origin12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled26%
English learners7%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant23%

Reading

All Students10%
Female11%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin21%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled10%
English learners0%
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled44%
English learners40%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant44%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic origin71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled88%
English learners94%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students18%
Female17%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled21%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Non-migrant18%
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
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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