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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 50% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students21%
Female30%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled26%
English learners17%
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant21%

Reading

All Students11%
Female20%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin27%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled13%
English learners4%
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant11%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male58%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled66%
English learners59%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students16%
Female20%
Male13%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled18%
English learners6%
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant16%

Reading

All Students8%
Female7%
Male8%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled9%
English learners0%
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant8%

Science

All Students67%
Female66%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled73%
English learners59%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled91%
English learners88%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students21%
Female36%
Male10%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin33%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant21%

Reading

All Students10%
Female23%
Male0%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin20%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant10%
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
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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301 Hyde Park Ave
Waukesha, WI 53188
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