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Waunakee Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 | 557 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2014

Love this school! Love how they empower the students, expect positive behaviors, and are proactive about respectful behaviors. I have been so pleased to have both my boys attend. The principal is top notch and the teachers are amazing. Congrats on being a great place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

We had two children that attended Waunakee Intermediate. It is a top notch school with caring, knowledgable teachers and a supportive, energetic & experienced principal. The principal and staff emphasize student academic growth and positive behavior. Any family moving to the Madison area with a student entering gr. 5-6 should seriously consider Waunakee Intermediate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

We moved to Waunakee from Illinois at the start of the 2010 school year. Now that we are closing to the end of the year, I can say it was a very positive experience. The principal Chris Hetzel, is amazing, she does know every kids name. She made an extra effort to ensure a smooth transition for my son. It was a great year, too bad we only had one year at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

As a new family to Waunakee in 2010, we were immediately welcomed by Principal Chris Hetzel and the teaching staff of Waunakee Intermediate. Relocating to a new area is stressful, however, Mrs. Kind, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Hetzel, and the entire staff made it a seamless and enjoyable integration for our family. At Waunakee Intermediate, your child is not a number. Each child is treated with the utmost respect and his/her personal traits highlighted. It was a wonderful and very rewarding experience for us and will be for you as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Principal Chris Hetzel knows every kid's name by the end of the first week of school. (600 students!) The teachers care. Emphasis is placed on service to the community, and becoming a better human being - not just the acquisition of numbers and historical dates. My child feels safe and cared for at WIS. Regarding the education piece, the curriculum is deep and wide-ranging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

Waunakee Intermediate School is a very fun and challenging school.
—Submitted by a student


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 2014.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
94%

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 47% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities38%
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students51%
Female59%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities15%
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant51%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities35%
Not disabled82%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students58%
Female62%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities17%
Not disabled62%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%
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 92% 73%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 2% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 2% 10%
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 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%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 78%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 40%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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  • Christine Hetzel
Fax number
  • (608) 849-2198

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Waunakee, WI 53597
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