Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

North Woods International School

Public | PK-5 | 426 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
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 49% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students19%
Female20%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin24%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled21%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant19%

Reading

All Students16%
Female5%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin20%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled17%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant16%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities59%
Not disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant68%

Math

All Students38%
Female39%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities42%
Not disabled37%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students31%
Female35%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities16%
Not disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant31%

Science

All Students67%
Female57%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities75%
Not disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities75%
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant86%
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 Students30%
Female38%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant30%

Reading

All Students31%
Female39%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant31%
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 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

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sandy J Brauer
Fax number
  • (608) 789-7010

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

2541 Sablewood Rd
La Crosse, WI 54601
Website: Click here
Phone: (608) 789-7000

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



St Patrick School
Onalaska, WI





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT