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Central - Denison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 707 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

My son went through this school from 4K through 4th grade and Christine Slawson is absolutely fabulous as a special ed. teacher. The regular ed. teachers could use more instruction on how to deal with children with autism, (having more compassion and understanding), but overall, we had a great experience and my son is doing well in 5th grade at Eastview Elementary School (they separated the two grades, 5th and 6th and placed them at Eastview now as an intermediate school). Christine takes the time to understand every child and their individual needs and tailors a program based on those needs. She also has a huge library of books for parents to check out. Their sensory room has plenty of equipment and Angie Schubert, O. T. Has been such an advocate for our son. We now have Kevin Vissona at Eastview as a special ed teacher and he is very good too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Central-Denison is fine if your child does really well in school. Essentially if they would do well anywhere they will do well here. If your child struggles or has special needs this district is TERRIBLE. Its not just one school, its the administration that is very controlling and absolutely terrible. It's like they don't want any child that has extra needs in their school so they try to force them out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

My daughter is the preschool program here, and she absolutely loves it! The teacher is very sweet, affectionate, loving, patient and creative. The class sizes are small, and there is lots of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2011

I am so impressed with Central Denison Elementary School. The principal is so hands on with the children and the school program. She makes every child feel important and successful. It is a warm and nurturing building with so much energy. My child was a transfer student and felt like the school was his home within weeks. The size is perfect and the teachers are amazing. They bring so much to the classrooms. My child not only thrived with the curriculum but felt so successful and confident as a student, that he was able to soar academically. Thank You Central Denison your a wonderful school and make every child feel important!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

I Love this school! We were previously living in Crystal Lake, Illinois. this school is MUCH BETTER! The class sizes are smaller, so the teachers are more interested and creative and less stressed out. the principal is incredibly efficient and attentive. I have thouroughly enjoyed every year my son has attended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2011

Central-Dension is an awesome school, I absolutely loved it. I went there for grades 1st through 5th and every moment of my time that was spent there was great! The staff members are very caring and supportive, and there are lots of extracurricular programs to get involved in. I would highly advice anyone to put their children into this school.


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers and other support staff have a wonderful team attitude, and they make every kid feel special and capable and welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

We rencenly moved away from Lake Geneva and the thing I miss the most is Central-Dennison. The dedication of the entire staff can not be matched. I felt like this school was an extension of my home and I knew everyday that my children were loved, well cared for and getting the best treatment I could ask. Thank you Central Dennison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

i am very pleased with the staff and families at this school. i switched from the small school on snake road and hwy 50 and am amazed at how much better the education is at central-denison. great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

Is the best school in the world. plus the other great school is middle school, my 2 kids are in the high honer roll. what esle can i want there? 2 lucky kids to have a school like yours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

This school, is what every parent is looking for in an education for their children. Not only do they have small class sizes, exceptionally educated progressive teachers, but also charater counts in this school. There is diversity and harmony under one roof. They have it right here and this school should be reconized for it! This is a five star plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

This school is excellent!! The teachers really care about the students and the curriculum is very good. The classroom sizes are small, which is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

In my opinion and seeing the progress my child is achieving is amazing. The cirriculim this school has to offer is excellent. One of my relatives who is one year older than my child has not achieved the academic level my child has already. My child looks forward to learning and the extra activities the school has to offer that includes parent involvements. I have decided not to move out of the school district just so my child can keep attending Central-Denison.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students50%
Female40%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled57%
English learners27%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled54%
English learners7%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant47%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities57%
Non-disabled90%
English learners45%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant85%

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled49%
English learners0%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled38%
English learners0%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant35%

Science

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities64%
Non-disabled90%
English learners73%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities86%
Non-disabled99%
English learners100%
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students49%
Female43%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant49%
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 68% 73%
Hispanic 27% 10%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 44%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 19%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 81%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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  • Betsy Schroeder
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900 Wisconsin St
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