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Van Hise Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 395 students

 
 

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Posted October 20, 2009

Van Hise Elementary is a fantastic place to grow and learn! VHE has a dedicated and passionate staff that regularly goes the extra mile for all kids. VHE has the support of an amazing PTO! We love VHE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

I'm an alumni of Van Hise and I felt it was one of the best experiences of my schooling career now looking back. The teachers are superb!


Posted February 4, 2009

We went to VHE for nearly 2 school years, we came from the UK and loved it. The friendliness and kind atmosphere were brilliant and the independent learning and variety was great for all three of my children. Thank you VHE
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners69%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners46%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%

Math

All Students72%
Female57%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students68%
Female57%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant94%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students59%
Female71%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant59%
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 57% 73%
Asian 18% 4%
Multiracial 9% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 8% 10%
Hispanic 7% 10%
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 9%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 24%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 78%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%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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Madison, WI 53705
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