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James Madison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 315 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 26, 2013

This us a wonderful school with grat and caring staff. My four children learned so much there I can thank them enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

My son went here and loved every minute. This school is very good, the teachers are great and I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

great teachers, great PTO
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

I am not going to go into a lot of detail regarding this school, simply because I am just too tired. Tired of having to constantly hound them for progress on my ADHD son's progress. If you have the chance to avoid this school, I would. The test results speak for themselves.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Social Studies

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
86%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students41%
Female40%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled49%
English learners36%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Reading

All Students27%
Female20%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled33%
English learners9%
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant27%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin57%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled63%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students36%
Female22%
Male46%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin48%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities16%
Non-disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
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%
Female33%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled54%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled37%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

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 60% 73%
Hispanic 16% 10%
Asian 13% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
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 29%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 18%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 57%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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