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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 293 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 30, 2010

Jefferson is really a part of our neighborhood and our community. The teachers all get involved in community service activities and join the kids at their 'extra-curricular, non-school related' events. It's been such an awesome, safe, loving/caring place for me to have my kids at for the past 4yrs. They would make such great use of this contribution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

We are a second generation family at Jefferson school and know that it has a rich past and a bright future! Love the communication and the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Jefferson Elementary creates an environment where my son can't wait to go to school. We moved to Wauwatosa knowing he woud go to the neighborhood school. We have the highest regard for the Faculty & the Principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I am constantly amazed at the level of parent, community, teacher, school district cooperation and encouragement. It is a system that truly cares about my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Jefferons Elementary embodies what a school should be - great teachers, families that contribute and a school that is an integral part of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I love Jefferson because of the GREAT communication...they make it a point to inform the parents with all their moves...I especially love how my sons teacher keeps me posted on his progress. He lets me know of any issues before its too late!! Great Work Jefferson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

There is such a sense of community, love, and support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Teachers and administration are outstanding. Always willing to meet and discuss any issues regarding our kid's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The teachers and principal. The family feeling you get at school events. The communication about what is going on at Jefferson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Jefferson Elementary School is a greate school with excellent qualified staff and amazing teachers. The principle is engaged in educating the children. The school is diverse, which gives my children the opportunity to engage with all different types of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It's a small neighborhood school which i much prefer. The staff is always no nice and friendly. There isn't a time when I'm dropping off my kids that I don't see happy kids or smiling staff. The staff works really hard on making sure the kids get the best education they can. Mr Siedel is amazing! He is such a hands on, kind principle. Really there for parents and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Caring, insightful teachers, engaged parents and a strong curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Jefferson creates a unique environment for the students and the parents. My child loves going to school and has for the past 5 years! She even goes to summer school because she loves learning. Beyond the great teachers and staff, I must comment on the music and arts. It brings all of us joy to see the children expressing themselves through art and music. Playing instruments, singing, doing plays and creating works of art has made them well-rounded chilren. This is a special place that fosters special children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It's a wonderful community, with involved, loving parents and teachers. The school is one of two in Wauwatosa that has early childhood education classes for children with special needs. Jefferson's principal excels at what he does, leading the school and teaching tolerance, acceptance, and kindness with humor and warmth. We could not be happier with our experiences at Jefferson. My children LOVE going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Jefferson is a great school because it is its own community. Everyone knows each other by name and interacts together. It has a tight knit group of people and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Jefferson Elementary is a very family oriented school and supports the success of all students. The high parental involvement rate makes Jefferson feel like its own community. The time the principal takes to be involved in the classroom is admirable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Jefferson Elementary School has been a blessing to our daughter who needed special help that she couldn't get through the MPS system.The teachers at Jefferson really care about our kids and go above and beyond our expectaions. Jefferson gets my 5 star vote.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Jefferson has a very attentive group of teachers.They provide alot of individual attention to students. The principal is very approachable and supportive of the faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

A nurturing environment for young learners, my daughter's journey has just begun and her excitement to learn has grown with each day at Jefferson elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

Great school all around. Excellent staff, really care about the kids. Very good for Special Needs kids.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students46%
Female41%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%

Math

All Students49%
Female43%
Male60%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled54%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male93%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female86%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled95%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%
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 75% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 11% 10%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%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 79%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 67%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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Wauwatosa, WI 53213
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