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Public | PK-8 | 573 students

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Posted September 29, 2011

Thoreau is a great place for children to learn. The staff do an excellent job caring for and teaching the children
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 7, 2011

I graduated high school year of 2010 and I went to this school in 5-6th grade.....AND I HAVE TO SAY THIS WANT THE BEST SCHOOL I HAD EVER BEEN TO....IT WAS MORE THEN A SCHOOL IT WAS A FAMILY AWAY FROM....AND I AM TRULY GREATFUL BECAUSE THE TEACHERS THERE HELPED ME BECOME THE MAN I AM TODAY....THEY INSTALLED RESPECT,DIGNITY,PRIDE,CLASSINESS INTO EVERYONE.....I ALSO THINK THE PLAYS AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS DODGEBALL AND EACH CLASSROOM HAD TO CHOOSE A TEAM NAME HELPED EACH ONE BECOME FRIEND AND INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER....BECAUSE OF THOREAU ME AND MY FRIEND SINCE 5TH GRADE ARE STILL FRIENDS NOW TODAY!!!!SO I LOVE THOREAU


Posted September 10, 2010

My daughter went to Thoureau K-4 thru 2nd grade 2006-2010. They teachers are very good the the kids so my daughter learned alot. She really enjoyed the school there is a family feel to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

One of the kindagarten teachers is excellent! She is very hands on, cares about the kids, and is very good about making learning fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2008

this school stinks!!!!!!! wisconsin virtual academy is awesome my kid is getting way better grades and there are no bullys!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

I am very pleased by this school. Nowhere else have I seen this kind of quality in any school I give it an A, despite the minor skirmishes.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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 50% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

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

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
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 54% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
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 49% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
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 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
45%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students21%
Female17%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant21%

Reading

All Students3%
Female4%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
Non-migrant3%
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 Students65%
Female83%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic origin60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students26%
Female33%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic origin26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant26%

Reading

All Students10%
Female13%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic origin9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students73%
Female83%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic origin69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant73%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female92%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic origin83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students10%
Female11%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%

Reading

All Students6%
Female12%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled8%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Non-migrant6%
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 Students11%
Female11%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Non-migrant11%

Reading

All Students11%
Female23%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled14%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Non-migrant11%
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 Students2%
Female0%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled3%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Non-migrant2%

Reading

All Students10%
Female11%
Male9%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled13%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Non-migrant10%
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 Students33%
Female48%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students7%
Female10%
Male5%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled9%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant7%

Reading

All Students7%
Female14%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled9%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant7%

Science

All Students40%
Female43%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%

Social Studies

All Students49%
Female57%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%
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

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Academic rating
3 / 10
Climate rating
5 / 10

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Math growth
Below Average
Reading growth
Average

*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 92% 10%
White, not Hispanic 3% 73%
Asian 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 87%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 80%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 96%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Eugene Pitchford
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45
School end time
  • 2:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Eugene Pitchford III
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Fax number
  • (262) 236-1815

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • double dutch

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Thoreau has a strong school governance council that meets once a month to discuss important school related issues and concerns. the parents are in charge of the fundraising activities, as well as putting on our fall family fun night and our spring gathering. we have many community volunteers that work individually with our students, grades k4-8th.
More from this school
  • In 2007-2008, our school became the second school in Wisconsin to be awarded the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Award. We will be a model school for the state of Wisconsin for the next three years. In 2008-2009, our school received the Silver Award in the Wisconsin's Governor's Challenge. Physical fitness and nutritional well-being is an important part of our school and staff's daily lives. Many classrooms have begun walking clubs, or have found other ways to remain active throughout the day. We also encourage our students to eat healthy by providing them with healthy fruit and vegetable snacks twice a week.
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7878 N 60th St
Milwaukee, WI 53223
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Phone: (262) 236-1800

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