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Longfellow Elementary School

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Posted November 9, 2012

Longfellow is a great place for all students. Dedicated staff, motivated principal and a love of students balanced with a focus on academics. Mrs. Moe, the principal, is a great addition to a very dedicated staff. She has made changes to the school that makes it even better than before. Teachers really care and it shows by their dedication to the kids. We love the additional activities they do - parent meetings with child care and dinner provided; craft night, dances. The PTA is making a revitalization; getting more parents involved and helping support students and school activities. I love the dedication to technology. I Pads in the hands of kids is a great thing. No school may be perfect; but Longfellow is pretty darn close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

My son is in 2nd grade at Longfellow and he enjoys going there. He did transfer from Wilson elementasry and does not like this school as much as Wilson but it's probably a close second. Mrs. Wandsneider is is a vibrant and personable teacher and Mr. Gull is very easy to talk with. The security at the school is great. the only problem I have with this school is that it is located on a very busy street with much traffic and that the parents are expected to fund everything from activities, to PTA, to any involvement students have. The school does nto fund anything at all! Aside from that, it's been ap leasant experience and the teachers go out of their way to make sure that students learn the material. Good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I love longefellow school because they are making some great changes to increase student school spirit and parent involvement as well as achieve educational high standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

We have a great school. We have really great techers and Mr Gull is the greatest. Keep up the good work Longfellow
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Both staff and students are fabulous. This is my childs third year at Longfellow, and he actually likes going to school. I believe the staff is the reason for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

My son absolutely loves Lonfellow School. The principal and the teachers really make the kids feel good about themselves and make learning fun! Even though I moved to a different area in the district I will keep my son at Longfellow. What a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

My k-5 daughter has an absolutely wonderful teacher (Mrs. M). Both Mrs. M & the principal go out out their way to assist my daughter with everything she needs to have a successful learning experience. Great curriculum & positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

Parents that don't have the time or resources my vote for the years 1999-2006 Longfellow is an academicaly strong and safe school.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students31%
Female37%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin31%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled37%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students76%
Female91%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

Math

All Students56%
Female52%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students27%
Female28%
Male23%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant27%

Science

All Students80%
Female85%
Male69%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant80%

Social Studies

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled66%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students31%
Female21%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin34%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled36%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 52% 73%
Hispanic 31% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 11% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
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 11%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%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 50%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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  • Jessica Moe
Fax number
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