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North Woods International School

Public | PK-5 | 426 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2013

north woods international schools. I give this school a low rating because bulling does not discriminate on height or size of a student. Some times things are not what they seem teachers need to look more closely at the situation.


Posted July 10, 2012

Students at North Woods have many ways to become leaders. Academically, top students compare with any top students in the state. They also learn a second language from K up, and learn from students with different languages, cultures, and backgrounds.


Posted January 8, 2009

Every teacher at this school is wonderful! I don't feel as if I need to ask for a certain teacher every year. My children love learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

My kids are new to the school and already I am impressed with the teachers and staff. They have contacted me when I have questions and have offered support if I need it. The parent association is very well organized and provides volunteer opportunities that are flexible with parent's availability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

The quality of academic involvement is high. The addition of the world education and the Spanish language is a great accomplishment which has opened doors for art, music , cooking, dance and traditions of other countries. The level of parent involvement is up to the parent. If they take the time to Make the time, there is always something for them to do at Northwoods.
—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 50% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students26%
Female24%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant26%

Reading

All Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled29%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant29%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
Non-disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students34%
Female37%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%

Reading

All Students23%
Female29%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant23%

Science

All Students75%
Female70%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities63%
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities81%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students37%
Female34%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students23%
Female34%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled24%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant23%
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
White, not Hispanic 64% 73%
Asian 14% 4%
Multiracial 10% 2%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 12%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 82%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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  • Sandy J Brauer
Fax number
  • (608) 789-7010

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2541 Sablewood Rd
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