School Details

Classical School

3310 N Durkee St, Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 832-4968
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 475 students 20 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
47%
50%
69%
35%
35%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
76%
77%
69%
49%
50%
45%
34%
33%
94%
79%
79%
100%
92%
92%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
47%
52%
61%
36%
36%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
58%
54%
68%
39%
35%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
53%
49%
83%
39%
38%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
66%
61%
88%
50%
46%
75%
50%
42%
96%
80%
79%
98%
86%
83%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Classical School is a charter middle school in Appleton. The principal of Classical School is Nancy Fischer and can be contacted at fischernancy@aasd.k12.wi.us. 475 students attend Classical School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Classical School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 475 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Classical School is 20:1. Einstein Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% %
Hispanic 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Asian 15% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 38%
Limited English proficiency 0% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My children were never challenged before they came to Classical School When they started attending Classical they suddenly lit up with excitement about what they were learning. They received an excellent education at Classical School. The standardized test scores are sky high showing that the other students at the school are also excelling.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school. It is challenging and the teachers really care about the success of the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the curriculum at this school - it is challenging enjoyable and definitely fun to teach. E.D. Hirsch's concept of building an educated child step-by-step through Core Knowledge Schools is ingenious; the goal is to create children that are culturally literate (i.e. can understand newspapers have background information to interpret things on TV and best of all can make educated decisions for themselves in the future based on the knowledge they acquire now.) The math used at the school is comprehensive and sequential. The students do very well with it. Learning Spanish starting to read in Kindergarten and diagramming sentences in grammar are all big draws. History topics have a world history and American history strand running simultaneously and cover fun topics like the Middle Ages understanding religions and cultures and Greek/Roman Mythology. I'd recommend this school or any Core Knowledge school to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school and I love this school. The teachers keep my daughter challenged and the curriculum is great. We feel so lucky to be involved with Classical Charter School.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school with both wonderful students and faculty. My daughter loves going to school. The academics are high (she is studying things I had in high school and college). The average student is brought higher and the talented student soars. The 8th graders even go to Costa Rica for a week after graduation.

  • (9 years ago)

    Classical school has been a wonderful experience for my son. A ton of parental involvement is expected and there is a lot of homework however as a parent you could not ask for a better environment in which to learn and grow. Spanish in Kindergarten poetry reading math and science all presented in a manner in which the students can grasp and excel. Mastery of each subject is expected. High expectations by both parents and teachers-a concept gone by the wayside in the modern public schools. I am pleased and excited that my child has the opportunity to attend this wonderful school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Challenges students to work to their abilities. Students are moved up or down in each specific subject area according to their abilities. Average or accelerated students appears to be best fit. A number of parents appear to complain about amount of homework for less than average student as work is required to be completed either in class study hall or at home. Another downside is skipping grade levels in subject manner. Had to tutor to make up for the missed concepts and understanding when students is moved forward in math. Class size is 26-27 students and have a long waiting list so apply early. It is worth the drive.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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