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Spencer Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 385 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2011

This post is three years later than my last. My son is still excelling, and by the end of his senior year, will have enough AP credits and college courses to almost cut out freshman year of college! I also wanted to add that my six year old twins have now been in the school for two years- starting their third. They Love school, going back to school yesterday was a celebration at our house- no anxiety, no worries, just extreme happiness. We all still love this school, its teachers, its principal, and counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

Our family has moved quite alot with my husband's employment. My son is excelling so greatly in Spencer Jr. High, that we decided to settle down, even taking a paycut to do it. The staff really takes interest in the children, and they immediately bumped my son into high school level math after realizing his needs. My son is active in band, sports, and has made great friends. This is our intervert who seldom left the house for anything! Spencer is not the mecca I thought we would end up in.. but with such a great school system- I think we are here for the long haul!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2006

I my name is Ariana and I have two boys that started here at Spencer this year. They are in the 4th and Pre-K Programs. We just moved here from California and I have to say that this school has been more than willing to help and make us feel at home. Hats of to the Principal, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Maki for making what is a hard thing for kids and great one.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
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%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
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 disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students73%
Female86%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students35%
Female53%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students19%
Female24%
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 disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students78%
Female86%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant78%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female95%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students28%
Female31%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin32%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrantn/a
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 92% 73%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 4%
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 9%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 96%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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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  • Jill Schulz
Fax number
  • (715) 659-5470

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