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Northside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 484 students

 

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Posted June 15, 2014

I have experienced one of the best teachers any of my children has ever had at this school, I'm probably going to spell it wrong (Mrs. Stoffregen?)...but many other great ones as well...what a great staff, everyone is involved, lots of working with kids, rewards for good behavior, positive place. Very happy to send my child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I like Northside schoolbecause it is very aware of who comes into the bldg to pick up the children and very helpful when you are picking up a grandchild . Very friendly staff.


Posted November 14, 2011

I would rank this school higher than any. We were at the "best school in Wisconsin" and then moved to Sun Prairie. They are by far better than that school. Both my kids have special needs in different ways. One son is extremely intelligent but has sensory issues. He got every accomodation he needed and is now in gifted and talented. He did not get any accomodations at the other schools and put him in the lowest level for math and reading--he was "sick" 30 days that year. He has not missed a single day at Northside. My other son is developmentally delayed and they put him in classes that allowed him to learn and not feel dumb. The principal is great and teaches the kids how to respect not only the teachers but each other and themselves. He is kind and works with the kids. The teachers are phenomenal- can't say anything better. They work with the kids so they can reach their potential an above. The parent organization is strong and they work hard to provide the kids with learning opportunities during the school year. For me--the other school was not the best. Northside is definitely THE BEST.
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Posted November 13, 2009

Northside is great! We have two children there and feel it is a safe, fun place to learn. The school is like a little community, where older levels often help out with kindergarteners, etc. We love it there. My kids like to go to school and have had great test scores/progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

Three of our children have attended Northside. This school is very strong in teaching students what they need both in academic and social areas. The parent group is very active and supportive.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled76%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant52%
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 Students78%
Female88%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students56%
Female60%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students39%
Female48%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant39%

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities16%
Not disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students31%
Female37%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant31%
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 74% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 9% 10%
Hispanic 9% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 3% 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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 76%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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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