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Luther Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 266 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2014

This school is just okay. My child has had success with about 50% of the teachers they've had so far. The good teachers go above and beyond the call of duty and truly care about their students. The other half just do the bare minimum and have little communication with the parents. They have a new principal every couple of years. The current one doesn't listen to the concerns of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

my son absolutely loves this school. the teachers have all been very nice. I feel it is a safe environment. the teachers are very good about letting you know if your child is having any difficulties in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

My son came to Luther when school had already started. Everyone was so friendly and he adjusted well. The teacher was so caring and worked well with the children. I felt he had learned alot and I'm glad he was able to attend this school. I'm hoping next year,he'll be able to attend at this school.
—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.

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 50% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students68%
Female78%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students39%
Female43%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students72%
Female85%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students53%
Female43%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students31%
Female42%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant31%

Science

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female94%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students38%
Female30%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
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

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 80% 73%
Hispanic 14% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 4% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 93%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
  • Eric Wightman
Fax number
  • (414) 766-5327

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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718 Hawthorne Ave
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
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