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Markesan Primary School

Public | PK-3 | 309 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2013

Wow, just pause for a moment to read these reviews. Terrible grammar and the majority are expressing a very narrow scope. My grandaughter has been here two years and is struggling in math and reading. When my daughter expressed her concern over the struggles, the teacher told her " that's ok, there are many adults who cannot spell". Are you serious? A child should not struggle to no avail without assistance. Self image and confidence are battered and this is a terrible start. I am moving my family from this area so that my grandchildren can achieve their potential, without having to be "labeled" which by the way is not acceptable. Bullying is a sign of weakness and those who hold positions of authority and fail to act or hold those accountable with such behavior are the most cuplable. Shame on this school for making small town midwestern towns look really bad!


Posted April 5, 2013

I have 2 children that attend Markesan. My older child has been struggling with school since K and I have consistently asked teachers and other staff about my concerns with her learning and all I can say is that I am sick and tired of hearing " oh I will look into it" and never hearing anything back from anyone. So frustrating.... Apparently a parents concern for her child means nothing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2012

My child has gone to Markesan since 2nd grade and second grade and third grade was great then in fourth grade my child started to be bullied I talked to everyone with the school and until I spoke to the parent myself it did not get resolved. 5th grade is just as bad maybe worse and the school does nothing for bullying. This school seems to very labeled and if your not in sports they couldnt give two craps less. I also went to Markesan school K through12 and it has gotten worse. Just my opinion and this does not mean my son or I have a problem referring to the lady on May 14th it means the school has an issue
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I have three kids in this school and my kids love the teachers and staff! Everyone is so nice and will go the extra mile to help my children out. Awesome office staff that knows each kid by name and will work with you on just about anything!! A++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

ive gone to markesan my whole life. and when other kids from other schools walk down our halls they are impressed. we have very nice buildings and great teachers. and yes, some kids are labelled, but usually theres a legit reason for it. you cant expect kids not to get labelled. its just part of life, it happens everywhere. if youre kid gets in trouble a lot maybe its part of the parenting, whether or not they were labelled theyre trouble... fix it. dont blame the school. we have punishment and reinforcement and its much better than what my friends at other schools have told me. and its true we like kids to be involved in sports but doesnt any school? you can only be in sports if youre getting the right scores in school so if youre reading the previous review from feb 17th. they obviously had a personal problem
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

I have 2 chiildren who have great success at this school. The teachers are very on the ball, prompt with delivering praise and offering help with your child. I get responses to emails immediately and receive feedback promptly with any questions or concerns I have
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Posted June 19, 2005

I've always found the teachers my children have had to be very dedicated and they seem to care very deeply for all the students. I don't feel kids are labled as much as their special needs are identified and they are placed in programs to help them learn to their fullest. I've had nothing but positive interactions with the principals and teachers about my kids and my kids are not in sports. My kids have special needs and I believe are getting the best education in the best school.
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Posted February 17, 2005

Markesan School is not a good place for your kids. The principals and the teachers don't care about the kids. If your child is in alot of trouble they lable the kid. Learning is not a factor they rather have you play football or some kind of sports. The whole town knows everyones busness. If your lunch doller amount is in the hole you get your lunch and your lunch card taken away the third time your parents get called. If your kids are noisy at lunch you get scolded for it like not going out side for resses.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

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

All Students49%
Female55%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Female34%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrantn/a
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 86% 73%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 6%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 57%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%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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  • Connie Hynnek
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  • (920) 398-3281

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200 S Margaret St
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