School Details

South Mountain Elementary School

5400 Bittersweet Rd, Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 261-0235
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 243 students 15 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

59%
48%
49%
56%
35%
34%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wausau School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
86%
75%
74%
57%
51%
57%
43%
36%
88%
85%
75%
97%
95%
91%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wausau School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
53%
50%
51%
38%
33%

Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 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. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
  • This school in 2014
  • Wausau School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Mountain Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rib Mountain. The principal of South Mountain Elementary School is Debra Heilman, who can be contacted at dheilman@wausauschools.org. 243 students go to South Mountain Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 9% of the South Mountain Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 27% of the 243 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Mountain Elementary School is 15:1. Rib Mountain Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% %
Asian 12% %
Hispanic 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 43%
Limited English proficiency 9% 17%

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