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Poynette Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 480 students

 

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Posted December 26, 2006

I have 2 children in Poynette schools. I have been very disappointed in the leadership of the teachers and the administrators. This school is not for children but great for adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

I do not like the grading structure (ABCDF starts in second grade) No comments are given on report cards. Children don't seem to be properly supervised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

We moved to Poynette 2 years ago and have been very happy with the learning process. My child has been excelerating and loves going to school. He can read and write well and has liked all of his teachers. I think so far our experience has been a good one. I hope the years to come will prove the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

I have two children in Poynette Schools both have ADD/HDAD. They've been in special classes since second grade. Now in junior high/high school they can not read above a fourth/fifth grade level and can not spell worth a darn. The school does not believe in holding children back in the earlier grades such as first, second or third. They wait till the tenth or eleventh grade and then do it. Children drop out of school or have behaviors towards teachers and shipped to behavioral schools. There are some past graduates I know that I consider slow minded that should never have graduated, the school pushed them through. I feel that is what's happening to my children. Yes I am involved and I am at school on a regular basis, but I need my job and can't afford to home school or take Silvan Schools. Grade school is worse than Highschool. Change teachers!
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Posted March 19, 2004

We have a child in the McFarland School District and have weekend placement of 2 children in the Poynette School District. It is our feeling that Poynette has very low achievement standards compared to McFarland. We also recently competed against Poynette in a forensics meet and found that the McFarland group was very excelled compared to Poynette. There was also a huge difference in behavior between the two groups. Some of the Poynette children were very ill-manored. We are very disappointed that 2 of our children do not have the same opportunities as the other. I would not recommend Poynette schools to anyone!
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%
Social Studies

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students32%
Female40%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled34%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant32%
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 Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Math

All Students59%
Female50%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students43%
Female40%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female92%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled68%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students33%
Female37%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled37%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant33%
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 94% 73%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 83%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 39%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Brian Sutton
Fax number
  • (608) 635-9233

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108 N Cleveland
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