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Creekside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 414 students

 

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Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014

Creekside is making steady improvements from where it's been. The staff is top-notch! I have had contact with both my kids' teachers over the last few years, and they have both been very responsive to our/their needs. I really like the programs that the teacher association puts on, though I do feel like the association could use more support from the parents of the school. It's not from lack of trying. I'm hoping as the neighborhood around the school grows, that there will be more involved families. The new principal is constantly making improvements to the school, and seems to rally behind the teaching staff. She has been building a very cohesive staff, who are there for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

Not having a great experience this year. Kindergarten was great 1st grade not so much. I don't feel that they are engaging my son at all. I have volunteered several times this year and noticed that the classroom is very unorganized. And it seems that as soon as the children start a task they are torn from it to start something else. My son left kindergarten advanced and has steadily been dropping in the ranks as the year progressed. Too many kids with behavoral problems are getting all of the attention, while the listeners take the punishment. Sorry to be "that mom" but I'm done with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2013

Although this school has been through a lot of transition with principals in the last 3 years, the staff is AMAZING and have stood by their commitments to these children. Things are really headed in a very positive direction right now. They will be hiring a new principal for the 2013-2014 school year and the prospects are endless for a rock star principal. We have been at this school for 4 years and have had amazing teachers each year with both of my children. The Sun Prairie district as a whole is great and Creekside is no exception to this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2011

My oldest attended this school for kindergarten. When we moved to a different area for the following year, he was considered VASTLY behind because of the low quality of instruction. His 1st grade teacher actually called me in to discuss his kindergarten because when they sent the files over, they were virtually empty. Several times throughout that year, I tried to speak to the teacher, the principal, and the superintendent about the curriculum and the fact that my child was bored, and I was essentially told that that was too bad, this was how they did things. It has taken my son almost 2 full years of another school just to catch up to his classmates in his new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

My son was transfered to Creekside in its first year of operation. We LOVE the new school, We LOVE the principal - Evelyn S. And my son has made lifelong friends that he would not have made were it not for the redistricting to accomodate this new elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Teachers and staff make this a fantastic learning enviroment, plus just a real fun plkace to be
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
72%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%
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%
Female67%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant44%
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 Students72%
Female84%
Male66%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learners58%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant72%

Math

All Students51%
Female52%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin66%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled54%
English learners0%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students27%
Female32%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled29%
English learners0%
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant27%

Science

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learners67%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant72%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female96%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled89%
English learners92%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled64%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students41%
Female47%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic origin8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled44%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 57% 73%
Asian 14% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 11% 10%
Hispanic 9% 10%
Multiracial 7% 2%
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 36%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 18%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 73%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 34%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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  • Jillian E Block
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1251 O'Keeffe Ave
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