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Richards Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 723 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2012

Whitefish Bay has the ultimate schools. IRichards is a prep for the High School which dominated the State with a all time high score with a 26.5 ACT. It was number one in the state by over a point and with a score like that possibly tops in the Nation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2011

The care and 100% concern, compassion, dedication is unmatch anywhere. I could not create a better school if I started from scratch then Richards. Richards familys are from the instide out the ultimate. Our 2 girls love it here and I wouln't trade Richards for any school on the planet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

RIchards Elementary School has a fine staff of competent teachers and administrators! Our PTO provides such great opportunities for all of our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

My granddaughter goes to Richards. She looks forward to going to school and does her homework enthusiastically. My grandson went there as well and is a very good student at the middle school.


Posted September 14, 2008

This is our family's second year at Richard's. I cannot say enough in praise of this school. It is a very warm and welcoming-- as well as organized and well run. Our kids are thriving there. The parents are very involved, running school wide activities throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

Discipline is something that the principal is to soft handling it and the school district doesn't cooperate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

My family is new to the Milwaukee area. After touring Richards Elementary, meeting its staff, counselor and our daughters second grade teacher and my sons fourth grade teacher I am convinced we are in the right place, one that fosters compassion, community and excellence. -Susan Buerger, Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Richards elementary school.Is a very good school.My seven year old daughter has attended school there since k-5 she enjoys the school and is getting a quality education.The principal and teachers are great and have very caring attitudes.If your looking for a great school look no further richards elementary is the school for your child. .Mrs.Maddox
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

Richards School is a well-run neighborhood school north of Milwaukee. Specials such as art, PE, library, and music are available K4-5th--with orchestra in 4th and band available in 5th. Parents are very involved, with an active PTO and community life. Teachers are well trained and prepared to teach a high quality reading curriculum, including phonics and vocabulary instruction; the math program is Everyday Math and test scores are showing gains in problem solving--parents will need to supplement computation skills development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

This is a wonderful school where academics are not only encouraged but facilitated. The school community is involved and active. Children are treated with respect. If you are a new family to the community be your own advocate through becoming involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

Richards is a wonderful school. Because of my husband's work, we have lived in different places and Richards is by far the best school that my daughter has attended. It is very good academically but it also has a teamwork and caring environment. The teachers are excellent and the principal and counselor are exceptional.
—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.

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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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
94%

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

All Students70%
Female62%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students56%
Female54%
Male57%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled60%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic origin54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities67%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Math

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities50%
Non-disabled75%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
Black, not of Hispanic origin27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities33%
Non-disabled55%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic origin45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities66%
Non-disabled94%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black, not of Hispanic origin72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities75%
Non-disabled98%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Black, not of Hispanic origin30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 80% 73%
Black, not Hispanic 9% 10%
Asian 5% 4%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 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 9%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%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 95%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 75%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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5812 N Santa Monica Blvd
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
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