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Bird Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 468 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2014

This school will be one of those on "seen on YouTube" schools real soon with the way some of these staff members bully the children and parents. The women outside morning and afternoon crossing the children, you have been recorded several times by more than one set of parents. It's only a matter of time before you're exposed on the Internet! Remember parents: Some of the worst bullies are the staff! Outdoor/park monitors, I hope you feel the shame when your sickening behavior is exposed to your boss and the world. These women are so inappropriate it's ridiculous they haven't been caught yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

I love this school, my son is now in 1st Grade and his teacher is awesome, the principal, staff and the rest of the teachers are Top Notch, All the events they have at this school raise the spirits of every child that attends C.H. Bird. I am excited for my daughter to go next year for Kindergarten. Go Bluejays!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

If you're coming to this school from out of state you should be prepared to be blown away. The teachers go above all expectations. One teacher would come and pick up my son before school and take him for extra reading help in 1st grade, she then became his 2nd grade teacher which allowed him to excel. That being said all schools in this district excel and so if you're coming from out of state you'll probably be behind the learning curve. This school has the added bonus of extra help to boost your child up to speed. The principal is kind and understanding also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

All three of my children have or do attend the school. The teachers go above and beyond what a normal teacher does. The principal Mr. Wiedmeyer is also great. My son's bike was stolen and he fixed up on and brought it over for him! The teachers all deserve a 'High Fiver and pat on the back!!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

My son is in 2nd grade here at this school He started here in Kindergarten. He loves this school because the teachers are willing to work with the children and the parents in whatever area is needed. All three of his teachers kept me in the loop with his education and met with me anytime I had a question. The pricipal is at all of the school events and is always participating in school functions. He even has biking time with the kids and parents after school which is an added bonus.
—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 49% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students58%
Female49%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic origin50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students22%
Female18%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic origin13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant22%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic origin61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%

Math

All Students65%
Female57%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic origin38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students37%
Female43%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic origin15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant37%

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male97%
Black, not of Hispanic origin100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students56%
Female63%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic origin21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities17%
Not disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students30%
Female27%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic origin29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant30%
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 63% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 12% 10%
Hispanic 10% 10%
Multiracial 9% 2%
Asian 6% 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 38%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 90%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 55%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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  • Chad Wiedmeyer
Fax number
  • (608) 834-7392

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1170 N Bird St
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