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Nicolet Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 132 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2013

We are disappointed with the world language program. There isn t much studying going on, and our kids don t seem to learning much. We were led to expect much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

A few years ago I would have given a high grade to Nicolet Elementary, but not today. The Menasha School District as a whole is spiraling downward, and is now ranked among the lowest 10% of school districts in Wisconsin. There are many reason for the rapid decline: 1. Administrators and school board members who rarely visit the schools or engage with the community. 2. Principals who don't seem to know what is happening in the classrooms. 3. Too many low-income families who are not focused on education, 4. A "no homework" policy that is quickly eroding the integrity of the entire district. 5. A "brain drain": Most of the medium-to-high caliber students have left Menasha and transferred to parochial schools, as well as to the public schools in Neenah, Appleton and Kimberly via open enrollment.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
87%
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 Students36%
Female42%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students34%
Female59%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities7%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%
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 Students58%
Female71%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students36%
Female48%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students22%
Female34%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant22%

Science

All Students51%
Female62%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities28%
Non-disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant51%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female95%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities57%
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant81%
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 Students42%
Female23%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students29%
Female16%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 68% 73%
Hispanic 15% 10%
Multiracial 8% 2%
Asian 4% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
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 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 14%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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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  • Bridget Mowbray
Fax number
  • (920) 751-4830

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