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Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 547 students

Our school is best known for our approach to educating the whole child.

 
 
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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted December 12, 2012

I have had three children attend Wilson and have been VERY happy overall with the teachers, principal,students and parents. It is a very happy place and there is a great contingent of parents who do alot to keep the school progressing and friendly. Wilson has a diverse student body with various nationalities/ethnic groups , first languages,religious backgrounds, and disabilities. The students learn to grow up with these "differences" as being accepted and "regular"! The school does a great deal to promote a safe learning environment. The best elementary school in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

I have so far had an excellent experience since my son started attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

Wilson Elementary is a wonderful school! My son is about to move on to Middle School and I am so pleased with his academic success. I am troubled by one person's frustration with the budget problems that almost EVERY school district in Wisconsin is facing as a reason to rate this AWESOME school with 1 star. Instead of throwing in the towel and being frustrated I implore this person to get involved and become EDUCATED. Communicate your frustration to your alderman, mayor and educate those in the community about what a GREAT school district we have an why we want to continue this excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

Wonderful schools, that is what they were but the decline in this district's education is going to be fast. Staff and faculty are trying their best in a loosing battle with a community that does not support public education. I have loved each one of my children's teachers and have had the wonderful opportunity of watching my child grow there, but as a parent, I'm not sure why we would stay when saving $67 on a tax bill is more important to community representatives than having Music, Art, PE, guidance, French, German (to name a few), the cuts go on and on for the next four years. As a teacher, I would definitely move on to greener pastures. And as administration, I would find it real hard to keep stomaching the requests for our young students to give back to their community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

.Love it ! Excellent teachers ,friendly weather and well behaved kids. My daughter has improved in many subjects since I transferred her to Wilson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

Wilson is a wonderful school. We could not be more happier with the kindergarten program. 'It is a happy place' said my son -- a 5 year old student of Wilson School. Mrs. Banner is a wonderful teacher -- the best!
—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 49% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities70%
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students58%
Female58%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities50%
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled99%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled69%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin99%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled99%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
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%
Female89%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students67%
Female85%
Male49%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities33%
Not disabled72%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant67%
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

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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 82% 73%
Asian 7% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%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 90%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 78%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Jocelyn Sulsberger
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (262) 238-4662

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Reader's Workshop
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Green and White
School mascot
  • Wildcat
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Lake Shore Middle School
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11001 N Buntrock Ave
Mequon, WI 53092
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Phone: (262) 238-4600

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