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Southern Bluffs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 377 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

Best special needs team/group of teachers I have seen to date.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

The teachers care about the children and are really involved in their individual learning needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

Southern Bluffs is an excellent school. Their principal is dedicated to the saftey and education of our children. When unexpected mold was found in the school during an inspection last summer, she was on the contractors case to clean up the problem. She worked all summer and helped supervise the cleanup so that the school would meet the deadline before fall session of school would start. The teaching assistants who help kids with special needs and who just help - are an asset. The school is located by Mt. LaCrosse ski hill in a beautiful location on Hwy14/61. The YMCA has afterschool care in the gym for students until 6:00pm. There is soccer and softball available afterschool in the spring and many other extra curricular events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

This is a wonderful school, especially if you have a special needs kid. They work hard with these kids and integrate them into the regular classroom as soon as possible. The expectations for regular students are high and most students live up to these expectations. Parent involvement is encouraged. I will say that sometimes the special kids do seem to take away teaching time in the regular classroom and unfortunately at times inhibit the other kids. I generally believe it is a benefit for all kids to accept everyone as they are, disabilities and all. Great PTO -- involved in lots of aspects of school, from buying sleds to publishing a year book and holding family picnics.


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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%
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 Students38%
Female34%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students25%
Female26%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin21%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled29%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students77%
Female70%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant77%

Math

All Students51%
Female43%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students39%
Female27%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students53%
Female66%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 87% 73%
Asian 5% 4%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%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 77%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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