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Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 454 students

 

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Posted February 23, 2014

It appears that reading scores are consistently depressed. The question: Is this due to ESL students who have not caught up with their English 1st peers....Or is it due to the rigidity of the reading approach? Something professionals should ask.


Posted January 14, 2014

The teachers my grand child has had at Wilson Elementary, West Allis, WI keep her in active learning mode by using verbal and non verbal cues in well structured learning environments. Each student is allowed to show their 'best' each day and rewards for appropriate behavior are valued and used school wide. I feel like there is no "bell curve" at school...each child is supported so he/she performs in the upper half. I am a retired special education teacher from a different district.


Posted September 26, 2013

Teachers always are so happy, kids love to go to school!!! There programs are wonderful, and they set a lively, fun approach to learning!!!


Posted June 10, 2010

I worked at Wilson's after-school program. Although I only had first hand daily interaction with some of the students, I was also able to get a glimpse of the attitudes of the teachers, parents, and other students who did not attend the afterschool program. The atmosphere of the school is very welcoming and it appears to be a very tight-knit community. The teachers and staff were very friendly and helpful when it came to special events for the after-school program. I loved working here and would hope to be able to return again next year.


Posted April 19, 2010

I love Wilson Elementary School, because it has some of the best teachers, the best principal, and no matter what your child's abilities there is someone there to help them succed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

Both of my daughters have attended Wilson and are doing very well academically. Wilson School just won The Blue Ribbon award for academic achievement. The teachers and principal are great.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students37%
Female39%
Male36%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant37%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Math

All Students40%
Female39%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant40%

Reading

All Students36%
Female30%
Male42%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%

Science

All Students69%
Female70%
Male70%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin94%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
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 Students51%
Female48%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled57%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students40%
Female48%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled44%
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 70% 73%
Hispanic 17% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Asian 0% 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 14%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%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 73%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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  • Mary Gottinger
Fax number
  • (414) 256-6781

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8710 W Orchard St
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