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Salem Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 1027 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2013

My son and I absolutely love Salem School! He had a difficult time in a smaller school so we transferred to Salem. Since he had a hard time making friends, the school counselor offered a friendship circle group where my son could learn social skills and meet new peers in his grade. My son has been able to get a good, quality education. The school staff is very supportive and helpful. The school lets parents know what there child is learning and his teacher sends weekly progress reports. Technology is incorporated into student's learning and the website is very informational and easy to navigate. There are also fun after-school activities as well as fundraiser events sponsored by the PTO. We feel a wonderful connection to this school and we couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

My kids went to elementary school here. They did very well in high school because of what they experienced at Salem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Horrible place to send your child. Teachers are condescending and take criticism personally. Good luck if your child has an IEP. Minimalists. Your child deserves better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

Zero tolerance fbully'sor bullying is a lie. Nothing is done when this is reported to the principal and administration. It goes on with detrimental consequences to the ones being bullied. This needs to change to protect those that are ganged up on by the bully's and their coward coharts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

I agree with the comment about staff being unfriendly with parents. In some dealings with them they have been very condescending and don't dare question them because they are the 'professionals'. And the school is way too big. We are going to be looking for an alternative instead of attending this school again next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

I think Salem Grade School is an excellent school - the communication between teachers and parents is phenomenal, the curriculum is challenging and prepares students for higher levels of education, and the school is constantly striving for excellence. Despite the physical size of the building, the movement within the building is organized and I have never seen any student lost or crying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2010

Salem is a great school! What makes a great school is teachers & parents working together. Parents can no longer stand on the sidelines, we have to be involved with our child's education. I've never seen so many parents & teachers step up & and make a school succeed like Salem has. In this economy with so many cut-backs, I'm proud to be a parent at Salem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

My two children went here and I thought the teachers and staff were unfriendly with parents. The school is too crowded and kids were lost in the confusion to get to class. I saw many children crying because they either could not find their class or they did not want their parent to leave them there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

i graduated from here 3 years ago, and i think it was the best thing that ever happened to me. the teachers acually care about you, and help u to they furthest they can, and all my siblings are now attending there. Best school ever


Posted January 29, 2008

Great place for my kids to get an education. This school seems to have it together.
—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.

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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 50% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 61% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities21%
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students32%
Female37%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled35%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant75%

Math

All Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students36%
Female41%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities70%
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
Non-disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students34%
Female38%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%

Reading

All Students38%
Female39%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled36%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant32%

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students44%
Female32%
Male55%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students68%
Female84%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students43%
Female40%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students50%
Female58%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students89%
Female94%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant89%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female100%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 87% 73%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 76%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%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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School Leader's name
  • Bennett Walshire
Fax number
  • (262) 843-4138

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8828 Antioch Rd
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Phone: (262) 843-2356

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