Schools Improve Again on State Report Card

Schools Improve Again on State Report Card
Posted on 11/14/2019
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Four years ago, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District had three schools that were failing to meet expectations and only one school that was exceeding expectations based on State of Wisconsin Report Cards. Today, for the second year in a row, no schools are failing schools and the District has eight high performing schools.

Each year, as part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction issues report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin.  The Accountability Report Card includes data on multiple indicators for multiple years across four Priority Areas. It is important to note that this data reflects student performance on the Forward Exam (administered to third through eighth graders) and on the ACT (administered to eleventh graders).

There are 16 schools that receive a District Report Card.  One school significantly exceeds expectations, seven schools exceed expectations, six schools met expectations and two schools met few expectations. Two schools receive an Alternate District Report Card (due to the type of program they offer) and both demonstrated satisfactory progress.

“We are proud that four schools increased their overall rating.  Pershing Elementary moved from Exceeds Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations.  Nathan Hale HIgh School, Horace Mann Elementary School and Madison Elementary School moved from Meets Expectations to Exceeds Expectations,” said Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Roemer.  “Another seven schools increased their overall score; West Allis Central High School, West Milwaukee Intermediate School, Franklin Elementary School, Hoover Elementary School, Irving Elementary School, Longfellow Elementary School and Mitchell Elementary School.”

Highlight

2016-2017 

2017-2018

2018-2019

District Report Card Score

68.1

72.2

71.3

District Closing Gap Score/State

68.1

74.7

74.7

Number of Schools that Significantly Exceeds Expectations 

0

0

1

Number of Schools that Exceeds Expectations

2

5

Number of Schools that Meets Expectations

12

9

6

Number of Schools that Meet Few Expectations

2

2

Number of Schools that Fail to Meet Expectations

2

0

As a District, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District maintained its “Meets Expectations” rating.  

“Accountability Report Cards are an important snapshot of a point-in-time standardized test.  Still, they are only one of the measures used to determine performance in relation to our Strategic Plan goals.  We are focused on Deeper Learning, Multi-Tiered systems of support for social-emotional growth, and equity so that every student is supported in our schools.  We have a deeply committed group of teachers, staff, and school leaders in each of our schools. They make a difference in the lives of children every day ,” said Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Roemer.   

“Over the past five years, we’ve been able to address significant financial challenges and remain focused on learning.  We are especially proud of our growth in the challenging area of closing gaps and the increase in schools that exceed or significantly exceed expectations.  Our goal is to ensure that all children are college, career, and life ready when they graduate from our schools,” adds Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond. 

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District
2018-2019 State of Wisconsin - School Report Cards

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