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Valley View Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 344 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 10, 2014

Our son is half way through his 3rd year at Valley View (in 2nd grade). His experience, and ours as a family, has been disappointing. 2 of the 3 teachers he has had have seemed to lack control over their classrooms and have seemed to struggle with communicating with parents. Our son is performing extremely well, and was even placed in the advanced group in math in 1st grade. However, his teachers have disagreed on his academic placement -- for example, this fall the reading specialist placed him at a higher reading level than his regular teacher. His regular teacher did not take the reading specialists recommendation and told our son he could not read "chapter books" during reading time because he was "not ready" -- this is something he had been doing at home the entire summer beforehand. Our best experience was 1st grade -- that year we had a new teacher to the district....her fresh perspective really seemed to challenge our son in a positive manner -- we REALLY felt like we were seeing him do leaps and bounds in his learning. Unfortunately, the other two years have been challenges and the teachers have not communicated well with us parents -- no newsletters, no emails, etc
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2011

This is our first year at Valley View Elementary and my son absolutely loves it! I believe a great school needs strong leadership from a visionary in education and I feel the principal fits that description. She seems to have great concern for the academic and social successes of all the students. My son speaks of how she has come into his classroom to check on what the students are doing and to see how things are going, as well as to give them words of encouragement. The inviting, pleasant atmosphere at Valley View begins from the time you enter the building and are greeted by the effervescent personality of the school secretary. The teachers on staff are warm, helpful and show a genuine concern for the students in the building. My son's teacher has gone the extra mile in making him feel accepted in his new classroom, as well as making sure his learning goals are on target. He has made many new friends and the transition to a new school could not have gone smoother. I am very pleased and appreciative of the efforts of the Valley View faculty and staff and the challenging academic program that is provided.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities58%
Not disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students45%
Female44%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities50%
Not disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%
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 Students92%
Female88%
Male97%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students64%
Female69%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students45%
Female54%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students52%
Female62%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant52%
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 75% 73%
Asian 10% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 3% 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 16%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 93%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 73%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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