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Westside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 395 students

 

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Posted March 18, 2014

Whomever is ranking this school above anything negative obviously works here. This place is a piece of work. Urban inner-city children receive more love and learning than this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

Westside is a wonderful, enriching & safe environment for my son. The teachers are excellent and the principal is involved & has set the school on a great path. Because there is a sizable enough population that are on a free & reduced lunch, they keep the class sizes low. Sometimes when you have that size of a economically disadvantaged school, test scores lag, but not here. It's the best of both worlds. I'll be sad when my son graduates this year, but know the middle schools are just as good. We elected to move into this district & I've been delighted with our decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2011

Great school. Great teacher. Great staff. We moved to Sun Prairie 2 years ago, and I feel so lucky to have found a school that is a great fit for both of my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

I think Westside is a great school. My child is only in Kindergarten, but I have already had some great experiences. They offer a lot of programs for students. They are active in the 'Watch D.O.G.S' program that gets fathers involved in the school. I have participated in this and it has allowed me to meet several teachers and the office personell. I think it is a great school and Im excited for my second child to start there this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

Excellent, experienced staff, excellent test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

Westside is a wonderful school. They teach your children about above the line behavior and they reward children for good behavior. The principal is very hands on and very helpful. They offer a lot of activities such as math club, homework club, orchestra etc. The teachers are always willing to help and the parents are very involved. Most of the committees at westside are parent built. Westside helps each child individual and offers extra help when needed such as poohs room for children that need a little help with reading. I would definitely recommend westside elementary.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
76%

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

All Students43%
Female37%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners25%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students20%
Female18%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin18%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners8%
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant20%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students49%
Female40%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled53%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students30%
Female37%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled32%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students67%
Female60%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female90%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant94%
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 Students50%
Female34%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students29%
Female18%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant29%
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 51% 73%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 16% 10%
Multiracial 10% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 14%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 100%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 33%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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Fax number
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