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Heyer Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 463 students

 

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Posted today

Heyer Elementry was a good school, but over time Heyer grew worse and worse, most likely because of all the Hispanics that were moved over to Heyer. The Hispanics don't even know how to speak English and couldn't care less about an education. The bottom line is, don't send your kids to Heyer unless you want them to get a poor education.


Posted December 7, 2013

Love the kindergarten teacher and the communication. My son's teacher answers my questions immediately and us parents have so many opportunities to be involved. I am shocked by my son's academic progress just during the first trimester. I was so worried he'd have many issues because he is possibly with ADHD, but the structure has been outstanding and helped him so much. The principal is incredibly involved especially with school functions. I really just love this school! So amazed by my kid's test scores...all above average...Thank you Heyer and Claire Hauser!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2013

Love the kindergarten teacher and the communication. My son's teacher answers my questions immediately and us parents have so many opportunities to be involved. I am shocked by my son's academic progress just during the first trimester. I was so worried he'd have many issues because he is possibly with ADHD, but the structure has been outstanding and helped him so much. The principal is incredibly involved especially with school functions. I really just love this school! So amazed by my kid's test scores...all above average...Thank you Heyer and Claire Hauser!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

I felt like these teachers were willing to go the extra mile for the students even though they are not required to. I thought the principal was good and stayed very involved. They also had enough activities for students and parents to be involved at school functions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Our family could not have asked for a better school when we moved here 3 years ago from Racine. I have never felt more connected to a group of staff, parents and children as I do here. Our principal is so attentive at knowing all the parents and kids. The kids just love him! I have been involved in the PTA and find a great wealth of parent power here at Heyer. The teachers are so excited about being with the children and they express enthusiasm for learning and teaching. They communicate with me well and keep me in touch with what is happening in school. All of this comes down to the fact that my kids love school and we love being at Heyer. The atmosphere at Heyer is in complete support of educating our children to the fullest capacity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

I love this school! The principal is very caring and involved with the children. My daughter loves going to school and hates when she has to miss. I can only compare this school to 1 other school in Waukesha which my son went to and that is Lowell Elementary. I have to say that Mr. Beine and the staff at Heyer in 1 year of my daughter attending, have by far out shown staff at Lowell in the 7 years that my son was there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

My girls love Heyer School. The staff is top notch and the principal does a great job supporting the teachers and encouraging the students. The kids at this school are very nice, well behaved students. It is obvious that everyone in that school buildings cares about each other. Heyer is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

My twin sons transferred to Heyer from a private school mid-year 05-06. The kindergarten teachers were terrific - so committed and caring. The academic programs are challenging and fun for the children and the school encourages a great deal of parental involvement. The principal has a firm commitment to his school and it shows in the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

The teachers at this school are outstanding. They take great care to make sure the students understand the assignments and the tasks at hand. They make sure your child is doing work at the level they can be successful in. They also make them work to get to the next level. The administration of this school stands behind and supports the efforts of the faculty. The children here are very kind, something you do not see everyday. Parents, faculty and administration of this school should be very proud.
—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 49% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students46%
Female47%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learners21%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled32%
English learners11%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant31%
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 Students68%
Female81%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled74%
English learners55%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant68%

Math

All Students46%
Female57%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled51%
English learners9%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students32%
Female39%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled35%
English learners0%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant32%

Science

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled72%
English learners41%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant68%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled93%
English learners82%
Proficient in English93%
Non-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 Students50%
Female58%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students33%
Female41%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learners0%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant33%
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
White, not Hispanic 55% 73%
Hispanic 40% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% 4%
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 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 32%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 75%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%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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  • Stacy McCoy
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1209 Heyer Dr
Waukesha, WI 53186
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