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Gompers Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 269 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2014

While Gompers doesn't have the highest Great Schools rating, the sense of community there is like no other school I have experienced. Most of the staff goes above and beyond, attending fundraisers and other after school events, as well as making sure that all of their students are being challenged at their own levels. There is a wide variety of needs in this school, which is a very daunting idea for many educators, but Gompers teachers seem to take it all in stride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

Gompers is a small school with excellent teachers. I grew up in a small town and have lived in Madison as an adult. I felt terrified when I have to take my child to a school where I didn't know anyone! The Gompers staff put all of my fear to rest. I got to know everyone very quickly, and I absolutely love my daughter's kindergarten teacher. Thank You Gompers for being so awesome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

The staff make all children and their families feel welcome and supported.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Gompers has built a strong community that includes students, teachers, families and the broader community. This shows in student outcomes, family involvement and neighborhood and community pride. Our family loves Gompers Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the best teachers and staff anywhere. We are a real community. This is definitely a neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The sense of community between the staff and parents is wonderful. The staff does an excellent job of communicating with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Gompers has the best teaching staff and principal EVER!!!!
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
67%

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 Students32%
Female25%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners20%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students30%
Female40%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners10%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant30%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners54%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant73%

Math

All Students37%
Female46%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners9%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant37%

Reading

All Students35%
Female33%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant35%

Science

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners45%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female88%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learners82%
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant91%
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 Students36%
Female40%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant36%

Reading

All Students32%
Female40%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant32%
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 45% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 19% 10%
Hispanic 19% 10%
Multiracial 10% 2%
Asian 7% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 21%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 72%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 50%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 facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sarah Chaja
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0413

Resources

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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