South Mountain Elementary School

6/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
7
Grades
K-5
Students
256
Type
Public
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Academics
9/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


English
73%
State avg: 54%
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Math
66%
State avg: 48%
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Social Studies
100%
State avg: 91%
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2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White, not Hispanic
87%
Asian
9%
Black, not Hispanic
2%
Hispanic
2%
Two or more races
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 16 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
4%
State avg: 15%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 99%
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Neighborhood
5400 Bittersweet Rd
Wausau, WI 54401
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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