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Dunwiddie Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 478 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

Dunwiddie used to be a very special school that enriched the children. They used to have extra music programs such as choir, recorder club and drum club for 4th grade. They have removed those programs even though there was about a 50% participation rate for these clubs. They have also removed the TAG reading program from their school. If you have an advance reader this is not the school for you. The administration will not listen to the parents. Most of the teachers at this school are outstanding and I feel sorry for them because they understand that parent complaints fall on deaf ears. Dunwiddie also removed a lot of their playground equipment last year & instead of replacing it, added grass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Not Impressed, many teachers seem 'burned out' many staff have very flat personalities, some are down right mean and rude to kids and parents. There are a few good apples and some very involved parents to help balance things out....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

Teachers, staff and parents at Dunwiddie are amazing. Supportive, caring, intelligent and good friends to families. I have one child in Middle School and two working their way through Dunwiddie and I am frequently impressed by the individual attention kids get at Dunwiddie. The teachers are so caring and kind. In spite of some past parent group issues, the current parent's group and supervision by the Principal and teachers are wonderful. I truly feel like part of a community at Dunwiddie. Some of this is lost upon arrival at TJ - but Dunwiddie is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

I have been incredibly impressed with the quality of education that my two children have recieved at Dunwiddie. There is not a single teacher that I wouldn't be more than happy to teach my children at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

My child has received an excellent education in the Early Childhood Program at Dunwiddie. His teacher and classroom aid are wonderful. My son has grown tremendously in this program which I credit to the knowledge and abilities of his teachers. The staff has always demonstrated genuine concern for him and he knows that they care. In addition the teachers are great at communicating student progress, succeses and concerns. It is so reassuring, as a parent, to see my son excited to go to school and to know that his teachers care and that he is able to experience success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

As a parent of both this school and TJ, I find this school to be well involved in my childs academic growth as well as his emotional. I have no problems expessing my concerns and look forward to positive feedback from teachers.....Great school
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
91%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students60%
Female29%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities46%
Not disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities23%
Not disabled52%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities91%
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students66%
Female76%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities27%
Not disabled72%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students60%
Female72%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities36%
Not disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Science

All Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities63%
Not disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
Not disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not 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

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 88% 73%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 2% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 58%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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  • Diane Johnson
Fax number
  • (262) 268-5720

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1243 W Lincoln Ave
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