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Walworth Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 575 students

 

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Posted June 4, 2013

Every school has wrinkles to iron out once in a while. Other than that I enjoy having my daughter Walworth Elem.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2012

Test scores just came in and Walworth is the lowest in the Big Foot Association. The district administrator blames the poor scores on non-speaking families, special education students and poor families. You can read this in the Lake Geneva Regional News 10/30/12. It's time for a big change in administrative leadership at the school. Walworth students are following behind and the current adminstrator is happy with the test results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

In 1993, I chose Walworth as the village in which to raise my 3 sons. I checked out the schools and teachers, and it turned out to be the best choice ever made. Walworth GS is an excellent small town school with values you don't find in more anonymous, city locations. Mrs. Knorr - Principal at that time, was understanding and fair - a good, good person with wonderful leadership qualities. That was the clincher as far as I was concerned. All my sons have gone on to be productive members of society in leadership positions. I attribute much of their upbringing to the values they grew up with in the Walworth school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

Principal is great and loves the children, but can be wishy washy when it comes to conflict and decision making. Teachers really care for the students. Overall feel/ politics of the school are very liberal. If you are a Christian family, you may not be happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

The teachers at this school actually care about the kids. The principal knows every one of the kids by name. Whether you have a challenge with your child in the classroom or problems with life at home you can always find support at this school. As far as the stuff in the classroom, the materials they are using in the classroom were chosen with research for what is best for the way kids learn. My kids are having success at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

We live within a few miles of the school and we open enrolled out. My kids we getting left behind academically, you can see by the math scores. The teachers try, but I can understand how classroom time can be challenging. There is also not much action taken against trouble makers at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I have my children at Walworth through school choice, because it is the best school around! Having substitute taught there last year, I can say as a parent and a teacher Walworth Elementary rocks!
—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.

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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
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 54% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
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 49% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 61% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 42% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students49%
Female60%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin55%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners23%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students41%
Female45%
Male39%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners8%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant41%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male64%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled84%
English learners75%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students32%
Female33%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled37%
English learners8%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant32%

Reading

All Students20%
Female22%
Male18%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin28%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant20%

Science

All Students82%
Female75%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled87%
English learners42%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled98%
English learners83%
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant94%
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 Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin35%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled33%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant31%

Reading

All Students25%
Female34%
Male17%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin26%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled29%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
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

Math

All Students39%
Female37%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled48%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students31%
Female31%
Male30%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin37%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students35%
Female40%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students27%
Female35%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant27%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students39%
Female36%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students45%
Female46%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 66% 73%
Hispanic 29% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
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 53%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 19%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 51%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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School Leader's name
  • Pamela Larson
Fax number
  • (262) 275-2272

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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121 Beloit St
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