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Franklin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 335 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2014

Targeted individual learning for students is amazing. The school has become a place of great education. The development over the past 6 years is phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

My son has gone to this school for three years. I find the entire faculty to be extremely involved and attentive to their students. The PTA has an event every month and the parents are informed and updated about going- ons on a regular basis by calls and emails. I would recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

Teachers are great, there are some decent activities for the children. However i would not recommend this as friendly school to attend. As with any school this one has it's share of issues and it has a 60% free lunch rating (not good). Would not recommend this school until it has a new principal!!! school and principal put a nice front to cover a lot of unresolved issues. I have transferred my children to a better neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The strong sense of community and individual acceptance
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Students, parents and teachers try to be working on the same goal-student success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Great teachers, good place to learn. The school is very involved with the students and familys. The kids are always excited about the school dances. Great after school programs as well. Great job with keeping parents posted, about whats going on in the class rooms. Lots of activities for the kids to join, that keep them involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Because of the care and concern of all the teachers for their pupils regarding education and striving to be the best at whatever they do in life.


Posted October 12, 2009

Our school is amazing. We have a great staff of teachers. They really take the kids as individuals, the kids are taught specifically to their learning needs. We also are a part of Tribes. Tribes make our school and the students in it a community, incorporating a Think Smart, Act Smart attitude. Our children are taught to not bully one another because they are fat, tall, skinny, short etc. Also, every quarter the children have a 4A's ceremony. Each child is able to earn four different awards, Academics, Attitude, Attendance, and Arts. These are just some of the great things going on at our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

The staff really cares about my child and if he succeeds on a daily basis!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

The staff and the principal take a true interest not only in my kids education, but their values as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

Teachers are great! They look out for your kids and are really involved to make sure your child is understanding whats being teached.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2008

The principal is the main reason we are transferring our daughter to Irving. The principal is a woman who avoids conflicts and allows problems to fester by avoiding taking care of bad situations that could potentially harm you child. The teachers are great however.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

Really don't like the principal, but the teachers are great, and the kids are doing so well!
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students39%
Female33%
Male43%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin47%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled51%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant39%

Reading

All Students39%
Female47%
Male35%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant39%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled59%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students42%
Female54%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%

Science

All Students69%
Female77%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled70%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
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 Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled85%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students40%
Female28%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin43%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
Not disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant40%
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 63% 73%
Hispanic 20% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 10% 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 24%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%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 57%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 47%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
  • Leslie Connors
Fax number
  • (414) 546-5682

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2060 S 86th St
West Allis, WI 53227
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