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Kate Goodrich Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 358 students

 

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Posted November 12, 2013

We are only 2 months into school and already the school is not communicating with parents. All together this school is definately not one i would recommend at this point until they fix the issues they have now and maybe get a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

This was the best school. But as the years go on it is the worst school for African Americans or Mixed kids to go to. Glad I moved my kids to a Christian school. Don't get me wrong there are teachers that care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

Great teachers, great staff, great principal, great parental support and involvement - a wonderful facility. All the ingredients to create an environment where kids learn. And they do! This school is EXCELLENT!


Posted August 16, 2008

the teacher's are great-- concerned and involved. the principal is wonderful. the building is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

The teachers seem to care about the kids. They try to take extra time for the kids that need extra help.
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
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

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%
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%
Female29%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students20%
Female19%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Non-migrant20%
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 Students74%
Female83%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students55%
Female63%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled65%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%

Science

All Students72%
Female80%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities42%
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities75%
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students54%
Female47%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students26%
Female35%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant26%
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 95% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 0% 4%
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 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 92%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 76%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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School Leader's name
  • Mark Jahnke
Fax number
  • (715) 539-3736

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