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Northern Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 450 students

 

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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students31%
Female29%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled36%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students54%
Female46%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students46%
Female43%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant46%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female80%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled93%
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 Students59%
Female29%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students29%
Female10%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant29%
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

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 77% 73%
Asian 12% 4%
Multiracial 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 8%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 64%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 37%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
  • Curt Rees
Fax number
  • (608) 779-4114

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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