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Schenk Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 453 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2012

I love this school for my children, My child is usually a very routine oriented and reserved . Not anymore thanks to the teachers working with us on him speaking more on his emotions . Also he shown more interest in education than his previous school in sun prairie . I couldn't ask for a better group of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

Teachers are blamed when parents abdicate responsibility. Kids are dropped off and forgotten until the last bell rings and sometimes later (who stays after when that happens?). Most often parents know little about their school, teachers, kids physical needs and necessary equipment and facilities until a problem arises, then 'Holy Moly' it's panic and finger pointing time. If you are genuinely concerned about your and for that matter all children in our schools take the time to get involved with kids and their schools before a problem comes up!!!
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Posted May 29, 2009

this school is so quick to label kids as special ed ,and the teachers that I've encountered do not care about teaching ,that is very apparent with the lesson plans, and when you go to the office they make you feel very un welcomed,I only wish that teachers salaries was base on how well their classroom advanced, and i bet you will see a lot more effort ,and our kids will advance to the head of the class.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
75%
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 Students39%
Female26%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students23%
Female15%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic origin4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled20%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant23%
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 Students45%
Female43%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled52%
English learners50%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students31%
Female39%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled37%
English learners30%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant31%

Reading

All Students15%
Female19%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin23%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled18%
English learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant15%

Science

All Students41%
Female39%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled50%
English learners40%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant41%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female80%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin72%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled84%
English learners90%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students22%
Female26%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant22%

Reading

All Students19%
Female17%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant19%
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 33% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 26% 10%
Hispanic 22% 10%
Multiracial 12% 2%
Asian 6% 4%
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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 27%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 67%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 52%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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School Leader's name
  • Emmett Durtschi
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0539

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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