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Hawthorne Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 407 students

 

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Posted March 27, 2014

The teachers are very good and the principal wonderful and always smiling.i love hawthorne shcool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

THIS SCHOOL IS PERFECT FOR MY 2 SON. THEY ARE VERY HELPFULL FOR ALL. NOT REALLY MUCH BULLY KIDS HERE. AND THEY MAKE SURE THE SAFETYNESS OF THERE STUDENTS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

My kids are enjoying study with the wonderful study method. School really wonderful and I would advise parents to make an effort with their children? Thanks Hawthorne teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

hawthorne is a good school i have 2 children going to hawthorne and their academic is perfect and the principal is helpful and nice with kids thanks Mrs Lehman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

The Principal at Hawthorne (Cathy McMillian) is a great principal. She is always there with a smile on her face. She does so much at that school.
—Submitted by a staff


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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
83%
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 Students26%
Female24%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian40%
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled29%
English learners28%
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant26%

Reading

All Students20%
Female17%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic origin10%
Asian0%
Hispanic23%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled21%
English learners7%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant20%
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 Students48%
Female56%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners37%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students27%
Female28%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic origin26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners21%
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant27%

Reading

All Students14%
Female11%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant14%

Science

All Students55%
Female55%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic origin58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners47%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant55%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female78%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic origin69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners89%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students33%
Female36%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic origin7%
Asian41%
Hispanic14%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners14%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant33%

Reading

All Students13%
Female18%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian8%
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant13%
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
Black, not Hispanic 27% 10%
Hispanic 27% 10%
White, not Hispanic 21% 73%
Asian 16% 4%
Multiracial 8% 2%
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 74%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 35%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 76%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
  • Beth Lehman
Fax number
  • (608) 204-0423

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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