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Banting Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 529 students

 

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Posted June 12, 2014

Great School.. My daughter absolutely loves the school and the teachers. Great involvement and awesome activities, wonderful education - academically, socially, and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

This is a very good school. The class teacher of my son is a good motivator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

The staff and parents are fully engaged with the children. My son absolutely loves the school, the teachers, and the rest of the staff. Great involvement and awesome activities are put on by the PTO. Lots of great fundraisers and opportunities for the students and parents to really be involved with their children and the teachers. It is hard sometimes to still find teachers that truly care about the students and their future, this is something I have seen displayed in everyone that I have encountered at Banting. I could not ask for a better school for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

School is Great and friendly and i like the way they will give the information on the first day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

My son got admitted to this school last year and I so remarkable changes in him with his reading capacities. I am extremely thankful to his calss teacher of 1st grade, who really new to bring the best out of him. A very heartly thank you to the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Children come first and there is great diversity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 14, 2010

"Rigor, relevance, relationships." That's what it's all about!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 14, 2010

Everything - great staff and students
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

Banting is a very well rounded school that shows a genuine care for each individual child. I have had 2 children at Banting and both of them had memorable and outstanding teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Great communication. Our principal and teachers create a real sense of community. We have our "Banting Family" and everyone feels that they belong there and have something to contribute to our school's well-being. We can't say enough about the wonderful education our daughter is receiving - academically, socially, and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I love Banting elementary because: 1. The teachers are excellent. 2. The students have to respect others. 3. The students know what is expected of them. 4.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Dedicated and passionate teachers, I love the dual language program and diversity in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The opportunity given to the students to be bilingual in elelmentary school is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

My daughter goes here and I am pleased for the most part. We moved into the district and were concerned about the low scores at the school. But the test scores are skewed, due to a large number of ESL students bused into the school for the spanish program. The staff and parent involvement has been outstanding. They really celebrate diversity. The PTO is great. In kindergarden there are 4 different classes English speakers (2) ESL (1) and Dual Language (spanish immersion). The school is definately not perfect, but they are working hard. The teachers and staff are wonderful here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

My daughter goes to this school for last 3 years. I am very pleased regarding the care that is taken and the programs that they have there. All the teachers were awesome and so far nothing bad about the scool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

The gr8est skool I have ever been to. You get every bit of support from the teachers. And the programs featured by the school were awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2007

I sent 2 children through the school, and couldn't wait to be out of there. Bullying by teachers and students alike is tolerated. Walk through the halls at the end of the day and you will hear students swearing and teachers ignoring it. Complete chaos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

My daughter attended Banting for kindergarten, the staff is awesome! Parental involvement is so important and I encourage all Banting parents to get involved, go to the PTO meetings; it's good for the school and great for your children. I wish I were still there. Jennifer Dawkins, a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

My son has attended Banting for 6 years. I have had the support of teachers as well as the principal. If he is struggling and there are services to be offered, he receives them. Like any place you have to address issues with a positive spin and ask for help when it is needed. I have had no problems. Great school and great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I think this is one of the worst schools in the Waukesha school district. When my daughters went to this school they had no support from the teachers and the Principal. My oldest daughter was a D-F student and for the last 2 years at a new school has gone to a A-B because of the support she has gotten from the school, and the staff. The principal seems to be more worried about her social status in the school than running the school.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
Social Studies

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students35%
Female27%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled33%
English learners13%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant35%

Reading

All Students22%
Female20%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled23%
English learners6%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant22%
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 Students56%
Female68%
Male47%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin79%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities43%
Not disabled60%
English learners41%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant56%

Math

All Students46%
Female48%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities21%
Not disabled53%
English learners38%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students24%
Female22%
Male25%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities14%
Not disabled27%
English learners6%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant24%

Science

All Students71%
Female71%
Male73%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities28%
Not disabled83%
English learners56%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female91%
Male89%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
Not disabled98%
English learners88%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%
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 Students34%
Female43%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities9%
Not disabled39%
English learners21%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant34%

Reading

All Students11%
Female11%
Male11%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin13%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled13%
English learners0%
Proficient in English14%
Not migrant11%
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
Hispanic 53% 10%
White, not Hispanic 34% 73%
Asian 8% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 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 13%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 39%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 46%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 46%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 94%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Mary Garcia-Velez
Fax number
  • (262) 970-1220

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