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Royal Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 443 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 18, 2012

Wow, I have been really impressed by this school, they have taken great care of my daughter. The teachers are phenomenal, the level of caring for kids really high. The principal knows the kids names, is in the hallway checking on the kids. Yep, I was sort of bummed when I saw the interior of the school several years ago, but they have made nice upgrades to the office,art room, gym and they have made the building more secure. Royal Oaks received the highest scores in Sun Prairie area and even higher than most of the Waunakee schools, I find this impressive for our elementary school. Again, it is because of the great teachers at this school. My daughter is in the higher learning groups and does receive excellent guidance and support. The parents are super involved, and again, I have continually been impressed by the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

My two kids have gone to royal oaks from k-2 ,and we have really enjoyed this school. I am a surprised by some of the comments here. The Sun Prairie schools are amazing, with two phy ed teachers for a regular sized elementary school (with a very engaging curriculum including roller blading, "rock" climbing, and sledding), a full time nurse in every school, a dedicated computer lab for kindergarten, band starting in elementary school, art club and fitness club for the older kids for before and after school, tons of fun behavior reward programs, and much more. The parent involvement is stunning, with many regular day volunteers as well as opportunities for working parents. Especially cool is the "Watchdog" program, that has a different dad volunteering each day. All the teachers I've volunteered with were working really hard and are very good at what they do. Class sizes tend to be less than 20. One thing that could be improved is to have a full time gifted education teacher as some of the other schools in SP do. (Currently there is a half time teacher.) But if your child is highly capable, you just need to advocate for your child-- they do have the resources to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

Royal Oaks is great I have one child there and another that is in HS. We think it is a great school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

I went to this school for 4th and 5th grade and enjoyed it so much! i loved our old pricalple and when she left i was so sad but the new princaple was great! the teachers there are nice and the school is great! i wish i still went there!


Posted March 2, 2012

Worst school my child has ever been to. We moved here from another state, so we didn't know much about Sun Prairie. I am happy to say that as of next year my child will be going to a different school in the Sun Prairie area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

I'm not quite sure what is going on at this school. Kindergarten and first grade were fine for my kids. But 2nd grade and on has been horrible. We had an instance where my child got onto the incorrect bus. And the office staff just brushed that one off. Another instance where one of my kids came home with a huge goose egg on her forehead and no one told me what had happened. When I call the school the next day it was determined that she did't want to see the nurse so she didn't. Um, since when do we let a child decide if they need to be seen by a nurse/doctor? She could have gotten a concussion. A few more incidents w/ one of the 2nd grade teachers there. And she is just terrible w/ kids. I'm not sure why she does not retire. The principal does nothing, he's very nice, but does nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

I have a child in first grade. Yes the school needs a remodel, but I have been in much worse. Class sizes vary, but for the most part very manageable by the teachers. Speaking of teachers they are the best in all of Sun Prairie. The new Principal really cares, and wants input in all aspects of the school. Its all about the people there and how they handle situations. My child really loves it there, and makes lots of friends. Now the school is zoned in the most expensive part of town (Westwynde, Shonas communities) so there is tons of involvement by the parents, and it shows. So if you can afford a home here, do it, your kids will love going there....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

Good teaching but this building needs a lots of renovations, otherwise it'll fall down one day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

Great school and location. The teachers are wonderful . All 3 of my children have gone here. Schhool could use some up dates.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students64%
Female72%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students39%
Female47%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%
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%
Female80%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%

Math

All Students76%
Female69%
Male84%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students41%
Female39%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students90%
Female85%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-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 Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 76% 73%
Asian 7% 4%
Multiracial 7% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 5% 10%
Hispanic 5% 10%
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 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 4%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 86%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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2215 Pennsylvania Ave
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
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