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Park Lawn Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 468 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2013

Creative teachers able to engage all students at different levels of learning. Involved principal willing to make changes if necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

This school has been great for our kids. The teacher are very supportive and help guide parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

Are oldest daughter is a 4th grader and has continued to have a very positive and rewarding experience at Park Lawn since her first days of 5K. We've been very happy with each and every teacher she's gotten and most have been excellent. I've had nothing but positive dealings with the principal and her staff and have received prompt responses to any questions I might have. The music and art programs have also been a positive experience for our oldest. We now have our second child there in 5K and have been very pleased with her growth during her first semester of 5K. The teacher's and staff have both contributed to her growth as a student. I would recommend Park Lawn to any family in town without any reservations. I understand that no school will please everyone, but I can say that our experience there continues to be very very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

Some excellent teachers. Losing previous principle a big loss. Any concerns to her fall on deaf and combative ears. Some not good teachers. Sadly, this year's had her favorites and would belittle others. I watched my child self concept, excitement for school, and number of friends plummet. Teacher refused offers for help from parents. Child attempt to participate in the limited number of activities ignored and dismissed and denied. Mean bullying groups of children, not seen and ignored on minimally supervised recess. If this is your district, just find out who is a good teachers are and who is not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

As an educator, I find it revolting that this school is supposedly a 'school of excellence'. While there are pockets of brilliance in teaching, there is far too much 'sit and get' learning. Also, departmentalizing 4th through 6th grade absolutely flies in the face of research on the best methods. Just because it is easier for the teacher to prep only one subject, it is definitely not in the best interests of students to switch from teacher to teacher for different subjects. Unfortunately, non -educators think the school is great, just because the school looks like the educational model many parents grew up with and because of the Blue Ribbon of Excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

Park Lawn is a very poor school. I removed my children from this school because of the low standards and atmosphere, and lack of interest on the part od upper elementary teachers. There are some very good teachers in the primary program, but they are forced to work in a very unprofessional atmosphere where many of the staff seem to just not to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2006

My son attends Parklawn. He began in 5K and is currently in 2nd grade. It has been a wonderful, challenging and growing experience. I can't say enough good things about the entire school and all the staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The teachers are sensitive, attentive and patient. The guidance counselor is wonderful. I do not participate with the PTA, but I do think they do an outstanding job to enhance the overall experience in the elementary school years for parents and children alike. We will soon be leaving (tearfully)and I will miss the small town comfort of the community and school here in Oconomowoc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

I have 3 children that attend Park Lawn school. The teachers have been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

I absolutely love this school. The team of teachers here are very caring loving and adept at what they do. They challenge children of all levels and are very good with inclusion of all children. My two daughters have been very successful here. They feel accepted loved and challenged. It is amazing to watch them grow and learn. Being a teacher, I have seen a school behind the scenes and was a little nervous about sending them off to a school I know so little about, but it has been wonderful. The level of parent involvement is astounding. The staff welcomes all of this involvement. I am sad to say that we will be moving and this school will be a hard act to follow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2003

I have one child currently enrolled at Park Lawn. I can't say enough good words about our principal, she is the best! I am an active member of PTA and feel the commitment of those involved is excellent, great group to work with. Would like to see more teacher involvement with PTA. They do well with what money is alloted them. My son has special needs and am extremely pleased with his progress and attention to his 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 49% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

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 Students54%
Female53%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities21%
Not disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant46%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities54%
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%

Math

All Students68%
Female62%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities18%
Not disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students44%
Female38%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female98%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities63%
Not disabled99%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
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 91% 73%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 71%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 51%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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  • Jennifer R Jones
Fax number
  • (262) 560-8218

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300 Parklawn St
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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