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Marquette Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 241 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2010

my daughter attended Marquette after moving from a different town and not knowing anyone. It was a very open and friendly school and many wonderful teachers who made her transition much less difficult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

I am a parent of three boys that attended both Lapham and Marquette Elementary School. My youngest boy just had his leaving celebration as he goes onto O'Keefe Middle School. I know many of the schools in Madison and come from a family with 4 teachers in it and many great family friends who are teachers. There is not a better school than Marquette in Madison--though some I am less familiar with may be just as good. The politics of the recent era has caused principal turnover and the tragic loss of Barbara Thompsen to East High and the continuing east side school continuum is too bad but the staff and new principal and assistants and student teachers are all seemingly filled with an energy and a professionalism and a zeal to not overlook anyone. Special education is state of the art there and teachers work to create a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

2006: We have had a great experience at both Lapham and Marquette. The teachers, special needs teachers and the principal, Joy Larsen, are supportive and involved with students and parents. They look for the best way to teach each child regardless of district curriculum policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

Great school. Great special education department. Direct Instruction spelling helps kids learn how to spell.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 17, 2004

Our daughter just completed third grade and had a very happy and productive year. The principal, the teachers, the special education teachers, and the staff are professional, personable, and responsive. It seems as if faculty and staff know each and every child personally. Our daughter has an IEP, which was revisited this year. The quality and detail in the IEP was excellent. We were very impressed that the principal, Joy Larson, chose to attend our daughter's IEP meeting, along with her special education teacher and her classroom teacher and other faculty. Despite her limitations, our daughter ended the school year proficient in most every subject, thanks to the attention that she received. We are leaving Marquette and Madison this summer, but for parents who are searching for an excellent school in the Madison area--and there are many--we couldn't have asked for any more than we found at Marquette.
—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 49% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%
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%
Female52%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students48%
Female57%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled54%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant48%
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%
Female84%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
Non-disabled90%
English learners70%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

Math

All Students61%
Female53%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled67%
English learners30%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students59%
Female58%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities39%
Non-disabled64%
English learners20%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant59%

Science

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities46%
Non-disabled88%
English learners60%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin98%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities53%
Non-disabled94%
English learners80%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%
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%
Female64%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students59%
Female57%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant59%
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 68% 73%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 10% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% 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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 13%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 75%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 31%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
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:32 pm
School Leader's name
  • Pamela Wilson
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0467
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