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Waunakee Prairie Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 522 students

 

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Posted March 9, 2010

Class size in on the rise. Average class size for the K-2 grades is 22 children. Seems high when you compare with other areas districts- Middleton, Shorewood are sitting at 18-20. With 22 in the class it is difficult for the children to get one on one time with the teachers. However, teachers and staff are great and care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

Besides receiving a 9 out of 10 in the GreatSchools Rating, Prairie Elementary is a wonderful school to attend or work at. The staff is top-notch and full of warm, caring people. People move to our village for our schools and that, right there, tells you how wonderful our schools are and why Prairie Elementary is such a great place to work at!


Posted April 4, 2009

my daughter loves prairie,as do I.Prairie provides a spanish class from 1rst - 4rth grade! the teachers are stupendous too. I highly reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

My two daughters, new to Prarie Elementary, this fall also love this school. Teachers are first rate and challenge the students with interesting and relevant subject matter. The principal is outstanding and is involved in all aspects of the school and has to be given credit for creating a safe and respectful environment for the kids. Maybe most important for a suburban school that has some fairly affluent neighborhoods, it has a diverse student body that draws kids from all over the area and reflects more of what these kids will face when they get out in the world. This diversity combined with first rate teachers and dedicated parents make Prarie Elementary a great school!
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Posted January 8, 2009

My son loves his school, and I do too. Each child gets onon-on-one time with teachers. The environment is warm and inviting for children. My son is in a full-immersion spanish class and he is only in the first grade! Prairie also provides excellent after school programs and continues to use new and innovative strategies to improve the quality of teaching the children receive.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled79%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students46%
Female49%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students87%
Female98%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant87%

Math

All Students74%
Female70%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled78%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students57%
Female74%
Male48%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students85%
Female91%
Male82%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled96%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 94% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% 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 10%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 81%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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
  • Dean Kaminski
Fax number
  • (608) 849-2255

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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700 N Madison St
Waunakee, WI 53597
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