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Shady Lane Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 408 students

 

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Posted November 12, 2013

My son came to Shady Lane the second half of first grade, having come from a school in Brookfield (which I will not name) where he was having a difficult time and was receiving less than adequate support. He is now in third grade and thriving since being at this school. Mr. Hoffman, the principal is a fantastic leader, down to earth, and genuinely cares and is involved with his students. Micah's teachers have been FANTASTIC, and the PTA goes a long way to make the sense of community here feel very special. I also have a daughter at Shady Lane who loves it as much as her big brother. There is nowhere I would rather have my children go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

I totally disagree. The teachers lead the school and set the tone for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

Mr. H is a strong leader who has a great sense of humor and instills a sense of teamwork in teachers, students and parents! He sets the tone for the entire school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2006

Shady Lane is a wonderful school there is not one bad teacher. The PTA is one of the most involved that I have seen. They do a lot to make you feel welcome and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

The teachers at Shady Lane are great! The Principal is a good Public Relations agent for the school because he has a friendly personality. But if you have an issue or concern, good luck getting any actual help from him. The PTA is very strong and the social aspects of the school are wonderful. Hopefully the district will start concentrating on improving the curriculum. My child is a high achieving student who has received minimal help in keeping him challenged. The Gifted and Talented program was essentially non-existent last year. On the other hand, I see so many other kids who are struggling as they get to the older grades and the school doesn't seem to have programs in place to help them improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

'Ditto' Mrs. Wagner is the finest teacher we have experienced! She is brilliant working w/special needs kids. And she taught me a thing or two as well! The whole Shady Lane school is an example of a team that works well together. I give the principal the credit for creating such a great school. If you are looking for a caring educational setting this is the place for you and your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Wonderful school thus far. My oldest is in K-5 and has a learning disability. Their early childhood teacher Mrs. Wagner is absolutely brilliant. I would highly recommend this school, especially if any of your children have special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


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 50% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students78%
Female64%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students39%
Female28%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students48%
Female50%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students68%
Female66%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities63%
Non-disabled68%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students51%
Female51%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities45%
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%
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 79% 73%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 3% 4%
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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 100%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 79%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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  • Andrew Heinowski
Fax number
  • (262) 255-8448

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Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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