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Fair Park Elementary School

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Posted May 22, 2013

I use to think this school was awesome both of my kids were at this school from grade K to 2nd & 3rd grade. We moved to Fond Du Lac in October and now seeing the difference in their grades and progress in just a few short months I am now convinced that Fair Park is not great at all. My daughter went from being below reading level to now being ABOVE Grade Level! SOME of the teachers are great, but some not so much. The Principle is unfriendly, and in my opinion doesn't care. I miss Mr. Murphy. HE was what made that school amazing! Mrs Davis is always short with parents coming in & can be very rude. The classes are over crowded and the kids are not getting the attention they need. I know this is the main reason why my daughter didn't do great in this school. My son was always a little head of the game, so i never really had any problems with him. When I talked to the teachers about my concerns they were brushed aside. This school also has a lot of bully issues & they don't seem to care. I am so glad my kids are out of this school. They're do so much better now that they're not here! I will never recommend this school EVER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

My child is in kindergarten this year at Fair Park and we are very happy with the school, the principal and especially the teachers. My son has an IEP for hearing and vision and they work very hard to make sure he is able to do what all of the other children are doing. The teacher (Mrs. B) is so loving and patient! She has a way of making the children strive to behave well without them even realizing it. I repeatedly hear things that she has taught them such as being "bucket fillers" (filling a friend's bucket with good and kind words of encouragement). I spend a lot of time at the school and I am very impressed with how hard they all (principal, teachers and students alike) work on the four pillars the school operates on; Respect, Readiness, Responsibility, and Safety. You hear them talked about and acted on daily. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

My two children attend this school and having moved from Menomonee Falls and hearing great things, I expected better. Let me first of all say this....Mr. Murphy who was the principal until 2 years ago, was an awesome principal, kind, helpful, involoved with the kids. A new principal took over and she is abrasive, unfriendly, loud and unsympathetic. I think this is because she has no kids of her own nor did she work with young kids before. Beyond that the school has some very nice teachers Mrs. Nanetti 2nd, Mrs.Sager 3rd, and a few others. However, there is poor communication from the school. Mrs. Davis is the secratary and she is overworked but also lacks motivation, and tends to be quite unfriendly. Activities are not well planned and late letting parents know about meetings and activities. The PTO is ok...but not friendly either. Last the school is over crowded....the 5th Graders are bused from FP to another location to school as there is not enough room. That is terrible. School lacks enthusiam OVERALL. But I do not blame the teachers there are definetly good apples there, under poor management!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

My daughter attends kindergarten at FairPark school. Her teacher Mrs. W is outstanding with the children. She treats all the children with love and respect, and encourages them to meet their full potential. The principal is incredible! He is active and visual, easy to approach, involved with students in all capacities. He is retiring after this year, so big shoes to fill! I highly recommend Fairpark, especially at the K-2 grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

My son transfered only a month after attending slinger elementary. So far I'm not impressed by the school. After school pick up is an absolute mess and waiting for a child to get hit by a car! Teachr communication is not there. Teachers don't seem to have that drive to make sure every student succeed. This school could use more space and lots more organization!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I absolutely love this school. My son has been going there since kindergarten and has not once had a bad teacher or one he didn't like. The principal is also outstanding you get the feeling that he knows each child and takes every thing they do to heart from the little guys to the big guys in fifth grade.
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Posted September 5, 2008

We, too, loved this school! From the first day our child entered K5 to the 5th grade farewell was a pleasant experience. The teachers, aides, and administration are wonderful!! Not to mention their parent group does a lot of wonderful family events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

We love this school! They do so many fun activities for the kids. The teachers are accessible and the principal participates in all events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

I do not know if Fair Park school is one of the best, but it's been the best for my son (who is autistic). The level and quality of help and learning my son received in four years since he joined this school, really are impressive. Everything is well organized, the teachers are great, the Principal is the best I've seen. This school managed to change my son from a kid I was afraid I will have to take care of for the rest of my life, to a normal, productive person, one of the smartest kids I know. Many thanks to all the teachers at Fair Park 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 49% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students70%
Female50%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities64%
Non-disabled71%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students37%
Female37%
Male37%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities27%
Non-disabled39%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-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 Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
Non-disabled84%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant82%

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male54%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities36%
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin46%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled43%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
Non-disabled87%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities90%
Non-disabled100%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Non-migrant99%
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 Students36%
Female32%
Male40%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin39%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled41%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students34%
Female38%
Male31%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin36%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled38%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%
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 86% 73%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 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 16%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 69%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 51%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 97%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Fax number
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