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Section Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 468 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 31, 2014

Section Elementary, This is my 15th consecutive year with kids in Section. Congrats to the parents that only had their kids in there for a couple of years. I think Section is a pit. The problems begin with the Principal. His main concern is looking important. He has sure failed to ensure the teachers do not bully the students. This doesn't surprise me because, in my opinion, he is a bully. The biggest bully on the Section playground. Perhaps that is because he identifies with them. Every time I took an issue to him, he would intimidate and bully my child, all while telling me there was no issue. Hint: When a child is afraid to go to school, there is a real issue. He is condescending to women. In general, he is a failure to students and will not advocate for them unless it is a situation or family that will make him look like a hero. It is all about career standing and not providing a good education in a safe environment. The school psychologist would do us all a favor if she stayed home. She sits in meetings with a superior attitude and allows the speech teacher, alone, decide when no more speech is necessary. Now I have a young adult that is still hard to understand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2013

I'm a very involved parent and I can't say enough good things about this school. My son was having a hard time learning because of his ADHD and was very far behind in reading and math, he also needed help with his speech and because of the wonderful teacher's especially Ms. Saidler, Mrs. Power's, Mrs. Willis and several others he's almost caught up to grade level now. Mr. Slane is an excellent Principal and is very approachable for both students and parents. The ladies in the office take their jobs and the safety of our children serious, but are very friendly and willing to help with whatever they can. Every one who works in this school goes above and beyond for our children and they do it all with a smile!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2012

Section is a wonderful school. My daughter needs a little extra help as she is behind due to speech and hearing issues, and everyone is so patient with her. Mrs Lang is a wonderful caring teacher, I couldn t ask for a better teacher. Mr Slane is a great principle; he is kind and very involved with all the students. Parent involvement is strongly encouraged which I think is important. I was impressed that the ladies in the front office made an effort to know who I was in the first few weeks I was there; they knew me and who my daughter was. I have been scolded by them a few times, for not following the rules, but that is because they take their job and the safety of our children seriously. I definitely appreciate that. The school is very well organized and I feel great about leaving my child there every day. She has grown so much and is looking forward to first grade. That says a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

Well run school. Good leadership, beginning with the principal. Teacher will vary from grade to grade, but overall they are there to help your child grow. Parent involvement is high and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

Section Elementary is a horrible school!!! I don't know who they paid to get the Blue Ribbon Award, but they DON'T deserve it. The principal is a two face unprofessional jerk. Don't expect him to care about your concerns. The kindergarten and first grade teachers are good, but the 2nd grade and up teachers are rude and unfriendly. They don't have a lot of patience with children especially children that need extra help! The school psychologist isn't good at her job either. Don't expect any kind of assistance from her ! All the employees at Section School need to change their attitudes! Starting with Mr. Slane and ending with the grumpy women that work in the office!! Remember, you are there for our children! Your salary is paid by tax dollars. If you can't be friendly to parents and help our children learn and grow then find a new career because YOU are a bad influence on our children!! This is a message for the teachers, When a child brings you a gift please make an effort to show your appreciation!! Remember, parents work hard for the money that goes into that gift. We try to teach our children the joy of giving but we also want them to feel that their kindness is appreciated!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

We decided to change schools from a local parochial school to Section Elementary for two of our children (grades 5 and 6). It was a difficult decision, but one we are now glad we made. Both of our children have thrived at Section due to the teachers that expect excellence and help support it. The teachers go out of there way to make sure the students and parents know what is expected and what is being taught. Teachers and staff are committed to student success and work with parents to make it a reality. We believe that Section Elementary deserves its "Blue Ribbon School" rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

We moved to this school from another area school district. I was very hesitant about changing the kids school. The kids adjusted immediately and love the new school. It took me a little longer to adjust but I cannot begin to tell you how much we love Section Elementary. It is such a quality school with both administration and teachers putting the children's interest first! We are very happy here! Thanks Mr. Slane!
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

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

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%
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 47% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
94%

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

All Students88%
Female83%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students52%
Female49%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-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

Language Arts

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities54%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities45%
Non-disabled58%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities91%
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities100%
Non-disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students48%
Female43%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
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%
Female83%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students54%
Female64%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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 90% 73%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Black, not 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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%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 83%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 60%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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