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Blair Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 421 students

 

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Posted June 26, 2007

The students at Blair Elementary School in Waukesha, WI receive a well-rounded, quality education. The school is home to students from a wide variety of countries. Teachers provide a warm, caring environment which promotes student exploration, a sense of belonging, and a sincere desire to learn. Parents are encouraged to become involved in classroom learning experiences, school events, and P.T.O. organized activities. Blair provides a wonderful learning environment for the students who daily enter its doors.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 49% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students19%
Female13%
Male26%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learners16%
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant19%

Reading

All Students7%
Female10%
Male4%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled9%
English learners5%
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant7%
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 Students50%
Female59%
Male41%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled57%
English learners43%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students17%
Female11%
Male22%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled20%
English learners9%
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant17%

Reading

All Students11%
Female15%
Male7%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled14%
English learners3%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant11%

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled73%
English learners57%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant65%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities70%
Non-disabled96%
English learners94%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students19%
Female16%
Male21%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled22%
English learners9%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant19%

Reading

All Students9%
Female12%
Male6%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled10%
English learners4%
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant9%
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 67% 10%
White, not Hispanic 24% 73%
Asian 4% 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 17%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 56%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 79%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 67%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 92%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Aida Cruz-Farin
Fax number
  • (262) 970-1420

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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