School Details

Ferber Elementary School

515 E Capitol Dr, Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 832-5755
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 618 students 18 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

44%
47%
49%
34%
37%
34%

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 2014
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
80%
75%
60%
51%
51%
40%
36%
36%
82%
78%
75%
98%
93%
91%

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 2014
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
52%
50%
34%
33%
33%

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 2014
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
48%
47%
51%
37%
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 2014
  • Appleton Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ferber Elementary School is a public middle school in Appleton. The principal of Ferber Elementary School is Paul Cooney. 618 children attend Ferber Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 13% of the Ferber Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 618 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ferber Elementary School is 18:1. Classical School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% %
Hispanic 4% %
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 28% 38%
Limited English proficiency 13% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Last year I pulled my children out of the nearby charter school and enrolled them at Ferber - best decision of my life!!! The principle teachers and other staff members are the cream of the crop hear at Ferber. The children not only receive an excellent education but they also have more hands on activities field trips and other activities that make learning fun. I also appreciate that they encourage good behavior with positive reinforcement. We could not be happier!

  • (3 years ago)

    We have had 4 children attend Ferber and have been extremely happy with every aspect of the school. The teachers and current principal have been outstanding. We have been especially happy with Ms. Bozile and Ms. Sauer couldn't expect more from a teacher than what these two have shown!! We have also been very pleased with the supervision that is provided both before and after school and at recess's we feel very secure in our children's well being! The lone disappointment has been this...we have twin boys in Kindergarten who because we do not live in the Ferber district had to switch schools between semesters this happened because of a moving difficulty (the person buying our previous house on a land contract has not been able to the process has dragged on) so we have not been able to purchase a house in the district. Ultimately we were very disappointed in the District's decision not to keep our 4 children together I don't see how that is in the children's best interests regardless of district lines. Understandably rules are rules however in this case I believe there should have been an exception in this case as we will be moving into the district in the next few months.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very pleased with Ferber. What a great group of kids and parents. My child has not had a bad teacher yet over 3 years! Great for kids who are overachievers as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ferber is a good school. My kindergartener has done excellent and learned more this year than my 5th grader did when she was in Kindergarten at Jefferson Elementary. He really loves his teacher and will miss her terribly next year.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am constantly disappointed in Ferber Elementary. My second grade child actually fears his teacher which is unacceptable. When we spoke to the Principal we were informed a teachers job is Not to make children comfortable. Calls to the school district proved the same. We will not attend the school next year opting to use a Charter School instead. Also 10 below zero still allows the children to play outside! The surrounding school districts are much better suited if moving to Appleton I would steer clear of Appleton Area Schools. Try Kaukauna Kimberly or Greenville.

  • (9 years ago)

    Outstanding!! Ferber is 2nd to none. Teachers are caring. Kudos to the PE teacher Mrs. Jadin! What a terrific little role model for our kids! Coach mentor friend ... her students love her!!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am really pleased with the quality of this school. The music and art programs are wonderful and my children really enjoy them. The PTA is also a big plus to Ferber. It is really good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school! Outstanding and dedicated teachers and aides. It is no surprise that Edna Ferber Elementary School is the most highly regarded school in the Appleton Area School District. The Talented and Gifted Program is very helpful. In addition special needs students are also made to feel welcome and their needs are met by caring teachers and students. Hooray!

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