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Arboretum Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 546 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 24, 2013

Arboretum Elementary School is very organized and careful about making sure students are accounted for. The students feel safe to concentrate on the lessons in the classroom, given by their excellent teachers. If parents are delayed in picking up students, the children will be happily sitting in the school office. Parents are invited often to the school to see what the students have been learning and creating. The support system is fantastic, from having packets of school supplies available to purchase to having fundraisers to provide extras for the school.


Posted August 2, 2012

I am floored by the one star review submitted earlier...so much so that I am not convinced it is even valid. We feel so incredibly blessed to have our kids at Arboretum. The teachers and school as a whole are amazing. My kids absolutely LOVE going to school and they do an incredible job at Arboretum fostering a love of learning and providing a supportive environment for doing so. Honestly, I couldn't imagine a better school...it's perfect!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2012

We are one of many family's who have been forced to remove their children from this school due to a lack of education. The school depends on wealthy family's who teach their children outside school. Worksheets were sent home with concepts not covered in class. Some teachers are great, but if you have one that is not the principal will do nothing. Our daughter went from loving school to hating school. Avoid Arboretum at all costs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

At Arboretum, Ms. Weihert, the principal and her staff have created a nurturing and a positive learning environment where all students can succeed. My son is enjoying his learning experience at Arboretum. He loves math, Spanish and reading just as much as he loves his art, phy. ed. and music classes. Along with learning content, he is learning to be a good leader and appreciative of various traditions and beliefs. I am impressed with the instructional strategies that are being used at Arboretum. Anu E
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

Fantastic School, Great teachers, Great leadership, active parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Quality & Atmosphere of school is excellent. Teacher provides excellent feedback about students. Would like to see more extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

Being that it is a new school and this is the first year in operation, I was somewhat leery of sending my daughter in the developmental stages. Once I found out that Sheila Weihert (the principal) was transferring with it, my worries were gone. I am impressed every day with the progress my daughter is making, and I can't say enough how happy I am that she is a part of this unique opportunity to say 'I was there the first year it opened' I hope that every other parent is as happy as I am with the school and all of it's staff.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
98%

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 Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
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 disabilities50%
Not disabled88%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
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 disabilities17%
Not disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
Not disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%

Math

All Students91%
Female86%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
Not disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities42%
Not disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities100%
Not disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant98%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities100%
Not disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant100%
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 93% 73%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
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 7%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%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 82%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 35%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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1350 Arboretum Dr
Waunakee, WI 53597
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Phone: (608) 849-1800

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