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Northern Lights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 578 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

Northern Lights is a wonderful school with welcoming staff, willing and excited parent volunteers, and plenty of opportunity for students to show off their skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

I am a parent of special ed student my son attended Northern Lights for 3 years and I wasn't happy with the way they ran this school. It is way too big. Just the lunch room has way too many kids. My son was not given an assistant and instead of teaching him the social skills he needed they put him in alternative lunch/ where the kids go if they got into trouble or had a medical condition and couldn't go out for recess. I held him back and was told by this school that was best because he wasn't ready for kindergarden but later found out he has autism. My son had the same teacher from the second 4k and into kindergarden and that is the only way I thought it would be a good transition the teacher would know him and it would be a good year. But it wasn't. It was horrible it only got worse. It your kid has any behavior problems and it be adhd/autism like my son had don't bring him to this school. Go somewhere else. Please visit the school on your terms before you send your kids to this school. I open enrolled my son to go to another school its not great but it is better. My son attended from 2007-2010.
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Posted April 19, 2010

I love Northern Lights, because, it loves the children back. The opportunities for the children to learn and take part are available. Children are taught to reach for the stars and are encouraged by all, no matter what socio-economic background they come from. Children are part of the learning process and have ample opportunities from the PTA to give back to the classrooms and to eachother in all the events that are offered at Northern Lights. As a parent I too, have the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom and beyond. I think it is important as a parent to volunteer to better understand what my child is learning and what is offered through Northern Lights 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 50% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students47%
Female39%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled49%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students37%
Female30%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students65%
Female76%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled74%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students52%
Female47%
Male56%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students29%
Female32%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin26%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Science

All Students76%
Female80%
Male74%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities69%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities77%
Non-disabled89%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students32%
Female36%
Male28%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant32%

Reading

All Students25%
Female24%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled30%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 81% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 87%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 63%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 98%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Robyn Deshayes
Fax number
  • (715) 395-6072

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1201 N 28th St
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