School Details

Muir Elementary School

6602 Inner Dr, Madison, WI 53705
(608) 663-8170
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 483 students 15 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

61%
46%
49%
40%
35%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
69%
75%
61%
51%
51%
42%
38%
36%
77%
70%
75%
93%
86%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
46%
50%
46%
36%
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
  • Madison Metropolitan School District average
  • Wisconsin state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Muir Elementary School is a public elementary school in Madison. The principal of Muir Elementary School is Andrea Kreft. 483 students attend Muir Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the Muir Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 483 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Muir Elementary School is 15:1. Crestwood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Orchestra

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 44% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% %
Asian 17% %
Hispanic 16% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 49%
Limited English proficiency 22% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our daughter has been at Muir since Kindergarten and is now in 4th grade. We have been more than pleased with our experience at John Muir. All the teachers were a perfect fit for for our daughter - a lot of care and consideration goes into student placement from our experience. Each of her teachers genuinely cared about each and every one of their students and it showed in the classroom - providing a true sense of community and a wonderful learning environment. It's been a very positive experience for our family - we love it!!

  • (3 years ago)

    John Muir Elementary is a wonderful school. My two children are thriving there and LOVE their teachers. They have both been challenged at their level and continue to develop new skills in math and reading. My first grader's reading ability has just blossomed! We have been very pleased with the school environment and the quality of the teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids are all at John Muir and it is an amazing nurturing environment. Like most schools there are some mediocre teachers but the majority of the teachers are very involved and committed to creating a learning environment that benefits everyone from the most advanced to those in need to serious remedial learning. Many of the teachers and staff live in the immediate neighborhood and have sent their children to the school. They do their best to make Muir a special and safe place.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers are not very helpful and students do not learn anything. What can you do? Send your kids to another school right?

  • (4 years ago)

    My 3 children got a great start in their education here in an amazing environment. They went on to the UW and to graduate schools making successful lives. They still are in touch with friends from Muir.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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