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Westside Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 423 students

 
 

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Posted April 19, 2007

Westside is the best side ever it is fun and the teacher are the nice and 5th grade is so fun if u don't go there u have to see the best side is the westside
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2007

Academic programs are good to very good and vary by teacher. General philosophy tends to coddle the poor academic performers and hamper the stronger performers. Security and discipline are nonexistent. Hallways, cafeteria, recess, and buses are chaos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I've have two children who are current students at westside elementary, one with adhd and the other child with cognitive delayed borderline - i cannot rave enough about how excellent the teachers and the paraprofessionals are at this school-quite simply the best ever in art, science, reading, and special needs classes. My daughter is doing math that I personally dont remember tackling until fith grade or beyond, she is a current 3rd grader. My son has gone from not knowing and not being able to absorb letter concepts, sounds, sight identification of letters and numbers to reading and counting out money within a school year! very well run school, with good goals set for the over all student body-a pleasure and a joy to just show up at school! a+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

Our son was diagnosed with a learning disability in 1st grade. I had to ask for the testing to be done because his teacher at that time was hesitant to approach me, even though I had done quite a bit of volunteering and felt the teacher and I had a good repoire. Our son entered into the LD program at the end of 1st grade and through 2nd grade gained acedemically by leaps and bounds. We were pleased. Third grade is a big leap acedemically. We expected that though the LD program he would continue to receive the quality support he requires and had received in the past. He struggled through and is not the better for it. If you have an LD child, we would not recommend Westside school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
83%

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

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant48%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
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 disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities92%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%

Math

All Students70%
Female72%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities59%
Not disabled72%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students48%
Female57%
Male42%
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 disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities25%
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities91%
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female94%
Male98%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities92%
Not disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male68%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
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 disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant53%
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 97% 73%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 0% 10%
Multiracial 0% 2%
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 21%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 89%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 82%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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