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North Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 443 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2012

Had my child here for one year... I would say horrible experience over all, that left a strong negative impact on my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The teachers and the rest of the staff really work hard to make all students feel welcome and have enthusiasm for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

North Park is a great school. It might be small, but it's like a family. My daughter has been going there since 1st grade & we love it! This is her last year & I'll be sad to see her have to leave that environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

Our two children were placed in North Park after we moved to the district in the middle of the year. The parents have been really nice, the school has had many fun activities and the staff seem friendly and always there to help. With all the troubled schools in the district it's good to know that my children are in a positive and safe learning environment. I couldn't be happier with this placement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

I have had children at North Park for a span of seven years and have never had any problems. The staff and principal go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome and really listen and follow through with issues the school faces. This is a well run, charming, small public school that everyone I know at school is happy with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

10 families have left the school since last year, 6 of those being after Christmas, with more to come for the next school year. There has been a noticeable decline in the school environment due to lack of support from the person in charge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

The school change significantly last year. The classrooms are overcrowded. The children are punished often collectively because it is ussually just a small amount of children that are there to learn. They rarely finish the work assigned to each grade which means the children fall behind more each year. There is minimal parent involvement not more than 1-2 families attending PTA meeting in a school of 500 families. The principal lack any follow through in resolving issues and allow chronic problems to persist. There are some teachers that care, but many seem overwhelmed with the large class sizes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2003

Due to a move, we came to North Park after having sent our other children to Private school. I was a bit nervous about this move since private school seemed so much more controlled(so I thought)I am so very pleased with the school. A commitment to excellence is expressed from the principal, teachers and other staff members and the children themselves. It is a great place for a child to learn and has been a most wonderful change for my daughter. My only regret is that it only goes up to grade 5.


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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students25%
Female30%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled31%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant25%

Reading

All Students19%
Female20%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled23%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant19%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students46%
Female36%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students45%
Female36%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female93%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students39%
Female31%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students29%
Female19%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 46% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 33% 10%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Multiracial 4% 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 19%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 7%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 89%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%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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