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Emerson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 369 students

 

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Posted January 23, 2014

We LOVE Emerson! I have 2 kids that have gone K-5th there and they wanted to go to school EVERYDAY. I think that speaks volumes. They go back to visit teachers frequently and just loved their Emerson family. I also appreciated the connection with UW-L and the EcoPark. Beautiful location, lovely staff and PTO. Best office staff (Carolyn) ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2013

We have been very happy with the school so far! Wonderful families and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

teachers at Emerson are caring and dedicated, great principle, great community of families, great location! overall we are very happy; wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

We love Emerson! The teachers and staff are fantastic. We absolutely think of the staff as part of our family. They constantly show that they care for our children and want to help them succeed. We feel so lucky to be able to send our children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2011

Unprofessional teachers who like to gossip, speak rudely to parents & dismiss what your children say. The principal wont deal with an issue and seems to push issues off on other people to deal with instead of handling it herself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

Being military we move around alot. This is the first school that actually works with you to accomodate your needs A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

We are moving to another State; I hope we find a school as good as Emerson. My daughter's Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bemis, is great. She has the experience and education to teach well and my daughter loves her. She uses brain development research to teach the kids. She integrates physical and mental development. For example, she has the kids lay on their stomach with their elbows on the ground as they learn to write to develop their upper body strength to write. She taught them about art: Picasso and his blue period/how Georgia O'Keefe fills the whole page with flowers. Then they paint that type of picture. My daughter's 4 year old preschool teachers, Mrs. Burkhart and Mrs. Duncanson were also excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

This is an absolutely amazing school! The Principal, Staff and Families work together to do great things for all of the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

We had such a great experience at Emerson that we wish we could have taken it with us in our move to Arizona. Our daughter only attended preK and Kindergarten there, but her teachers were outstanding. Mrs. Siegl the principal is phenomenal and knew all the childrens names. She was always accessible and seen throughout the school. Mrs. Bemis was my daughters Kindergarten teacher and was more than we could ever hope for.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
77%

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

All Students52%
Female40%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students43%
Female55%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
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

Language Arts

All Students84%
Female88%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%

Math

All Students60%
Female56%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students41%
Female31%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students82%
Female88%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students50%
Female43%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students40%
Female38%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 75% 73%
Asian 9% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 7%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 93%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 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Lynda Gruber-Suskey
Fax number
  • (608) 789-7171

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2101 Campbell Rd
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