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Stoner Prairie Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 416 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2014

Stoner Prairie is an amazing school with highly trained teachers and dedicated, involved parents! They score highly on standardized tests compared to state, federal and district norms. The student population is diverse and there are many opportunities for both inside and outside the school day for students to explore their individual interests. Their mission is "To challenge our students to reach their academic potential, to love and respect them for who they are and to teach them the absolute joy of learning."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

My daughter has attended Stoner Prairie all of her 6 years since beginning kindergarten. She has always enjoyed and made great connections with her teachers, and she has thrived academically, being given appropriate challenges each year. She has also had opportunities to grow her leadership skills, which is important as well. Stoner Prairie has a wonderful sense of community and wraps its arms around a very diverse student population, ethnically and economically. Parent involvement is encouraged; we've always felt welcome to participate in our daughter's learning activities. We feel fortunate that our daughter went to school here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

My son went to SP in 2008 & felt like he was a burden to the teacher/school. He regressed from chapter books to starter books, multip & division to counting blocks. He was sad. I realized I needed to advocate for him. The LRC gave him a math folder which was really well done, but it was not usually given to him. The teacher was wonderful & I really liked her, but she was struggling w/her load & did not feel she had the time for Braden's math. I talked to the Principal & was SHOCKED. He was extremely negative, even hostile at times & would not help, even when testing showed my son was very high. He refused to provide the math folder & said my son may have "gaps" & would not give him advanced math next year either. The P did a deposition against me for my ex, stating I was over the top in advocating, implying I had mental health issues. We transferred schools. The new P saw his testing & said I was appropriately advocating & worked to place my son. My son STARTED 3 levels above grade in math that year alone, finishing 4 above. He soared in reading & spelling. The deposition was proven wrong. My son scored #1 in Leopold & #3 in Dane County in math. He now feels it is okay to be smart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Excellent teachers, and smaller integrated program (PALS) that promotes social and community development across the grades. Highly trained and supportive staff along with small class size makes this one of the best (if not the best!) elementary schools in Dane County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

As our daughter completes her first year at Stoner Prairie, we have had nothing but positive experiences with her schooling. In addition to the usual classroom curriculum, she has been getting an opportunity to attend classess in American Sign Language, Music, Computers and numerous gym activities. This school is offering our child an experience that is beyond our expectations. Thank you, and keep up the good work, hard-working teachers and administrators of Stoner Prairie and Verona Area School District!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2004

Our child has had an excellent experience so far at Stoner Prairie ( 3/4 of school year). He was reading above grade level at the start of the year. This was recognized immediately and he was offered extra reading sessions with the reading specialist. The teacher also continues to add extra reading, spelling, math etc that continues his interest and progress. Parent involvement is encouraged, but not required, and we have enjoyed volunteering in the classroom. We have also been impressed by the school's 'themes' of basic values - eg. charity in December - that review basic good quality values for all children and appreciate the school assemblies, parent nights and school activities that foster school spirit.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled64%
English learners40%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students42%
Female57%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled43%
English learners10%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant42%
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 Students83%
Female94%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners50%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners17%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners83%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant87%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners100%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students65%
Female55%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students50%
Female55%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 59% 73%
Hispanic 20% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 10% 10%
Asian 6% 4%
Multiracial 5% 2%
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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%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 97%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%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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