School Details

Yahara Elementary School

234 N Lexington Pkwy, De Forest, WI 53532
(608) 842-6400
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 457 students 15 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

62%
58%
50%
44%
43%
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
  • De Forest Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
85%
77%
60%
67%
50%
42%
46%
33%
88%
89%
79%
92%
93%
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
  • De Forest Area School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Yahara Elementary School is a public elementary school in De Forest. The principal of Yahara Elementary School is Mike Weisensel. 457 students attend Yahara Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Yahara Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 457 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Yahara Elementary School is 15:1. Eagle Point Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% %
Hispanic 5% %
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 23%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Yahara Elementary teachers Principal Roy Bernards and staff are wonderful very caring and understanding. The PTA works hard to have fundraisers for the school. Thanks

  • (4 years ago)

    Yahara elementary has just been the best for my 2 children. Get staff and support! Couldn't ask for any better!

  • (4 years ago)

    it is in the neighborhood. walking distance from home All parents and teachers work very well together. -)

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great. The administration cares and is supportive. It has great students that are kind caring fun and motivated to learn to become great people!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful staff that has exceeded my expectations! Thank You!

  • (4 years ago)

    The entire Yahara staff from the principal to the custodians all work so very hard to provide the best elementary school experience for each and every student. They are progressive and cutting-edge in their methods open-minded in their processes highly responsive in problem solving and complete thier jobs with a wonderfully positive attitude.

  • (4 years ago)

    Yahara is a family-centered school where families have lots of opportunities to be involved in their children's education. There is a real sense of community there and the kid's take ownership in their school allowing them to feel safe happy positive and excited to learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Yahara Elementary School because it is a fun environment. It has a great principal great teachers helpful working support staff and wonderful kids. And of course the parents are cool too.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal Roy Bernards rocks. He knows everyones first and last names and does his best to meet the needs of all the students and parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because I've had 4 daughters attend this school and they all loved it!

  • (4 years ago)

    Yahara has caring atmosphere where kids enjoy learning. My son loves going to school every day!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a great school that has great teachers and a wonderful principal. My kids have never said 'I don't want to go to school today' I think that says it all right there.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had 3 children attend this school over the last 19 years. The latest principal is by far the best yet! Majority of teachers are great too very in tune and personable. One of the secretarys in the office is not very pleasant but she gets the job done.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a great group of parents involved in the PTA and volunteering to bring great programs and fundraisers to our school! We had the Pro Kids Show to YES last month. We have raised enough money to buy a few new playground pieces. what a great community!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 3 children who have all attended Yahara Elementary. All of the teachers are wonderful! My kids loved their teachers and the teachers are so friendly and on top of everything. I would get calls if homework was not in or if there were any concerns. This school in my book is one of the best anywhere.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have really enjoyed having our kids at YES. The only major part of the educational process that seems to be missing is a Gifted/Talented program. The principal support staff and teaching staff is excellent.

  • (10 years ago)

    Rating 5* This is an outstanding school to enroll your child(ren). The staff is top notch and the school ranks very well in state testing year after year. One of our children has some special needs. Both the school and the district have done an outstanding job in providing the needed tools and personal to help make it the best education experience possible. I highly recommend the school as do many other parents! If you are moving to the area - I suggest you check it out for yourself. Thank you.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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