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Muir Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 483 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 9, 2013

Our daughter has been at Muir since Kindergarten and is now in 4th grade. We have been more than pleased with our experience at John Muir. All the teachers were a perfect fit for for our daughter - a lot of care and consideration goes into student placement from our experience. Each of her teachers genuinely cared about each and every one of their students and it showed in the classroom - providing a true sense of community and a wonderful learning environment. It's been a very positive experience for our family - we love it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

John Muir Elementary is a wonderful school. My two children are thriving there and LOVE their teachers. They have both been challenged at their level and continue to develop new skills in math and reading. My first grader's reading ability has just blossomed! We have been very pleased with the school environment and the quality of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

My kids are all at John Muir and it is an amazing, nurturing environment. Like most schools, there are some mediocre teachers, but the majority of the teachers are very involved and committed to creating a learning environment that benefits everyone, from the most advanced to those in need to serious remedial learning. Many of the teachers and staff live in the immediate neighborhood and have sent their children to the school. They do their best to make Muir a special and safe place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

The teachers are not very helpful and students do not learn anything. What can you do? Send your kids to another school, right?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

My 3 children got a great start in their education here in an amazing environment. They went on to the UW and to graduate schools, making successful lives. They still are in touch with friends from Muir.
—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.

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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled63%
English learners18%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students39%
Female50%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled41%
English learners9%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students71%
Female79%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic origin36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students36%
Female46%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic origin64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female88%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities64%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students55%
Female48%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant44%
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 44% 73%
Asian 17% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 17% 10%
Hispanic 16% 10%
Multiracial 6% 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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 22%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 86%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%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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