School Details

Glendale Elementary School

1201 Tompkins Drive, Madison, WI 53716
(608) 204-2404
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 475 students 11 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

26%
46%
49%
11%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
69%
75%
31%
51%
51%
20%
38%
36%
56%
70%
75%
78%
86%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
46%
50%
9%
36%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Glendale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Madison. The principal of Glendale Elementary School is Ben Ketterer, who can be contacted at bketterer@madison.k12.wi.us. 475 students attend Glendale Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 31% of the Glendale Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 77% of the 475 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Glendale Elementary School is 11:1. Immaculate Heart Of Mary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 30% %
White, non-Hispanic 28% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% %
Multiracial 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 49%
Limited English proficiency 31% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Amazing school! My son is in a dual language program there and it's amazing. Love the teachers and all the rest of the staff. The good schools rating doesn't not give Glendale the credit it's due.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is a 5th grader at Glendale and has attended since Kindergarten. She loves her school! Her teachers have always set the bar high and encouraged her to push her comfort zone and reach even higher. The past and present principals of this school have made it a point to know the names of each and every student as well as their parents which lends a very personal touch to the learning experience! The diversity in the student population as well as in the teaching staff is phenomenal. The emphasis on cultural diversity and bilingual classrooms have made this enviornment one that celebrates peoples differences and encouraged the students to open their minds to new experiences. This is a wonderful school which is helping to prepare my daughter for a future of diversity acceptance and the challenges of higher learning!

  • (5 years ago)

    Good teachers very diverse population compared to when I attended school there clean employees REALLY wanting to make a DIFFERENCE in their students lives Give it a try!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school with much diversity and very caring teachers. The education that my daughter has recieved is fantastic and I couldn't ask for a better school.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools