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Rusch Elementary School

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Posted November 30, 2010

Wow! This school is the best! The staff and leadership here make all of the difference. I have two girls at this school and I couldn't be happier. I also substitute in this school, as well as others in the area, and I can say that this school has professionals for teachers here with huge hearts and love of children. The teachers are excellently prepared for their positions, and never stop their learning. Rusch is called a great place to be, because it is a Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Great School! Great Staff! Great opportunities for kids! Rusch has an active Parent Club that supports the school and the staff have been superb!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Rusch Elementary is a neighborhood school and a great place to learn and be a kid! Our school is about connections of the heart and mind. Teachers are highly trained (most having master's degrees) and they love their profession. Support Staff work hard to meet the needs of all they work with. Our Parent Club is supportive and works tirelessly to support staff and students. Everyday is a new day for staff and students. It is a joy to be part of the climate and culture of Rusch. You can feel it when you step in the door. All students can succeed here...we're not just saying that!!!!


Posted April 14, 2010

Every person in that environment looks out for every other person from staff to parents to custodians to volunteers to administrators to students to visitors. Amazing! That's why the sign out front reads: Rusch...a Great Place to Be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love Rusch Elementary School because, as our banner reads--'It's a Great Place to Be!' It's a great place to... learn, make friends, take risks, be creative, and have fun. too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Rusch has that welcoming feeling the moment you enter the front doors. The teachers are kind, the students are respectful, and the staff really look out for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I love Rusch because once you walk into those doors it's like your walking into your own little community. The teachers are dedicated and love our kids, it makes a huge difference. The class sizes are kept down so everyone gets time with the teacher. And the pricipal knows everyone, not just the bad kids, she takes the time and gets to know every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

Rusch has been a great place for my kids to go to school. the teachers and staff are first rate. If its helping students with classwork, or parents understand their kids school enviroment. Or helping families in times of crises the rusch family is always there. They care about the students, families, and the commuinity and everybody is better off for it.
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
84%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students42%
Female39%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled50%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students28%
Female29%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant28%
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 Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students35%
Female21%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students30%
Female21%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students70%
Female61%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female92%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities80%
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students28%
Female40%
Male19%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant28%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/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.

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 86% 73%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%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 75%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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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  • Nicole Schoenborn
Fax number
  • (608) 742-6987

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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