School Details

Parkway Elementary School

5910 N Milwaukee River Pkwy, Glendale, WI 53209
(414) 351-7190

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 489 students 17 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Glendale-River Hills School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Parkway Elementary School is a public elementary school in Glendale. The principal of Parkway Elementary School is Shannon Kilton. 489 students go to Parkway Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the Parkway Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 28% of the 489 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Parkway Elementary School is 17:1. Silver Spring School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Russian


  • Gymnastics

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 56% %
Hispanic 5% %
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 27% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 25%
Limited English proficiency 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son has been going to Parkway for almost two years...he loved his teachers...All the teachers are great and the Principal is very a Friendly.We love it here.. Charanya Mahadevan

  • (1 year ago)

    What a great school. Great leadership and very skilled teachers. The administration and teachers expect and receive the very best from their students. Parkway has a very positive climate.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an awsome school Besides the lady in the front office with the short hair and glasses. She is beyond rude. I don't think anyone like that shoulf be working around children.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is currently enrolled in K4 and I could not be happier. Great staff and teachers. Love Mrs. Engel -)

  • (5 years ago)

    I have my son in K4 and one year ago I was thinking to send my son to private school since my husband and I did our education in a private school. We are so impressed how wonderful the education at Parkway is. They are very organized. Teachers are really very good as a person and as a professional. Any time that I call the school I receive the information that I need. I feel really happy that my son is receiving this great education and also the values that he is receiving at home. Thanks Parkway staff and Mrs. Engel.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love it. My daughter loves it. The principal is wonderful; the lady in the office who seems to run the school nearly as much as the principal is super nice super helpful and great to all the kids; the on staff counselor couldn't be better and her involvement really is so helpful; the teachers care; the parents participate. My only complaint (?) - I wish I could drop off/pick up my kids instead of having them bused - at my daughter's old school I got to know the parents and other students better by seeing them on the playground before and after school. Many people love the busing though - very convenient and the bus driver is terrific.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attends Parkway and I am very pleased with the education and social skills she is receiving. I give Parkway and the Glendale-River Hills School District a '10' across the board!

  • (7 years ago)

    My youngest child is currently attending first grade at Parkway. She has a phenomenal teacher who does an exceptional job in the classroom. The children all love her and they are constantly being challenged at a higher level so they are never bored. Parkway is one of the few elementary schools in the area that segregates the children based on their reading levels so that the classroom is filled with children all about the same level. Parkway has a fabulous library and computer lab. There is a lot of parent involvement at the school and for PTO events.

  • (8 years ago)

    the staff are very friendly and open. everyone seems very helpful. I sense some disorganization in the drop off and pick up procedures.

  • (8 years ago)

    I've had one child in Parkway from K5 to 4th grade and one from K4 to K5. I have been extremely impressed with the quality of education they offer and with the teachers. They make a big effort to include the arts and to provide opportunities for advanced and gifted students. We are moving and are now looking at private schools but I think that Parkway is as good as the excellent private schools we have looked at as a public school can be.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parkway has a group of nice teachers. However the curriculm does not accommodate children with cognitive special needs such as Math or Reading. Additionally this school teaches to 'Tests' as opposed to preparing the students for future learnings. The teaching is focused on short term memory exercises.

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