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Lake Bluff Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 547 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 29, 2008

I disagree with the parent who says the school is insular. It certainly isn't insular for kids who all seem to find their niche. I am not looking for all of my child's classmates to be her best buddies. The teachers and principal are fabulous at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

It is so much fun going to Lake Bluff every school day. I am a 6th grader at Lake Bluff and have been going to Lake Bluff since K4. My Uncle, Aunt, Father,and older brother have all gone to Lake Bluff and LOVED IT! This year our school got 50 new students and we had a meeting to make sure everyone was welcomed there. We also have Character Education Assemblys. If you are diciding what school to go to I reccomend Lake Bluff!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2006

My daughters had a great year (2005-06). The academic program as well as music and art was great and my kids carry very fond memories of its teachers and principal Dr Juffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

My daughters both went from K4-6th at Lake Bluff elementary and I can honestly say the school was extraordinary. The teachers were talented and devoted; Dr. Kirk Juffer is unique in his personal interest in each student. The atmosphere is nurturing but doesn't stifle wholesome competition; the school spirit is such that the parents are involved in school activities to a remarkable degree. The academics were challenging, but the teachers did not lose sight of the fact that some students needed boosts over adademic hurdles, and this was done in a very positive way. A really examplary school; we were fortunate to find it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

The Principle is wonderful with each child, he is hands on, knows what is going on with each of the children. Dr Kirk Juffers is sincere, tactful and really work hard to make the kids, their families and the teachers into a community family. He is a great man, teacher and example as well as motivator for our kids to achieve their best while absolutely enjoying it and being responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I wish there were sports activities in Shorewood, meaning inter school athletics, but sadly there is not. Overall the school is wonderful and in a wonderful area.
—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 49% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%
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 47% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
98%

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 Students75%
Female70%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Not disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities30%
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrantn/a
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities58%
Not disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities35%
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities36%
Not disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities64%
Not disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities71%
Not disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities40%
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities30%
Not disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant57%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic origin44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students56%
Female66%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic origin19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant56%
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 68% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 14% 10%
Asian 8% 4%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 17%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%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 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 60%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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1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd
Shorewood, WI 53211
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Phone: (414) 963-6972

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