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Lowell Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 349 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

We choiced our children to Lowell and wish we would have done so earlier. We are happy with the quality of education, the teachers are warm and enthusiastic for their students to learn, as well as open to parent involvement. The Special Ed area is the best we've experienced, and the "typical" kids include the Special Needs kids in a nurturing way which benefits the student body as a whole. The eagerness to learn and peer empathy that so easily is established here doesn't translate to any existing standardized test structure, but will be an important part of my children's lives well beyond the scope of grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Great schools with a great, caring staff. Good parent presence, but needs more volunteers. Fun Parent teacher org. events when they have enough volunteers. Great staff dedicated to education. Most teachers attend after school events to interact with the children. Keep up the great work eveyone! We certainly appreciate it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

This school needs more family thing at the school. It is now six weeks since the beginning of school and I have yet to meet the teacher. The teacher we had last year I felt was just doing a job and didn't care about the students.
—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 50% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

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 52% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students35%
Female41%
Male32%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students22%
Female35%
Male15%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin18%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled23%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant22%
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 Students66%
Female77%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin62%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities30%
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students38%
Female34%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students35%
Female48%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%

Science

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin69%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities70%
Non-disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students20%
Female40%
Male12%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin18%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
Non-disabled26%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant20%

Reading

All Students36%
Female54%
Male29%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities18%
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant36%
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
White, not Hispanic 69% 73%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 7% 10%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian 2% 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 24%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 1%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 80%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 77%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
  • Lori Schultz
Fax number
  • (262) 970-1920

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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140 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha, WI 53188
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