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Merrill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 272 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2013

Must be a comment from a perfect person that's fully educated and employed. Parenting skills aren't always attached to ones education and job title. If the parents are on top of their children's homework and education the schools demographics are minimized. Come down from your almighty seat and look at the great things the teachers are doing and for gods sake stop bashing those that aren't as fortunate as your perfect world. Must be a Traeger mom??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

The rating comments have so many grammatical errors it is nearly incoherent. This reflects correctly on this school. I would rather decrease my daughters interpersonal communication skills by home schooling her rather than send her to this "free day care center". I would prefer to have my daughter go to a school where she can eat lunch next to other students that have lunch that was paid for by her employed and educated parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Dailey recess, gym three times a week, balanced meals, great teachers
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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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students48%
Female58%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students15%
Female17%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin17%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant15%
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 Students67%
Female87%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant67%

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students41%
Female40%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students65%
Female80%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female100%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students29%
Female21%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students16%
Female14%
Male16%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin18%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled19%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant16%
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 71% 73%
Asian 11% 4%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
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 30%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 10%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 74%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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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  • Sarah Poquette
Fax number
  • (920) 424-7504

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