School Details

Nuestro Mundo

4201 Buckeye Rd, Madison, WI 53716
(608) 204-1076
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 269 students 14 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

26%
46%
49%
11%
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

71%
69%
75%
38%
51%
51%
27%
38%
36%
78%
70%
75%
96%
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

37%
46%
50%
32%
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

Nuestro Mundo is a charter elementary school in Madison. The principal of Nuestro Mundo is Javier Bolivar. 269 students go to Nuestro Mundo and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 56% of the Nuestro Mundo students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 269 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nuestro Mundo is 14:1. Allis Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% %
Hispanic 65% %
White, non-Hispanic 24% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 49%
Limited English proficiency 56% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Nuestro Mundo has a so many wonderful changes happening that continue to make it a great school. The new principal is bringing great leadership and innovation. I am so happy to be a part of a charter school that continues to work toward improving how we educate our children. Principal Josh Forehand is a strong engaged leader. That is what any school needs..Nuestro Mundo Community School is a great place for kids and parents!

  • (11 months ago)

    Our daughter is a Nuestro Mundo graduate (K-5). She just started middle school in San Jose CA. and has made honor roll each grading period. On her last report card she received 5 As and 1 B. She has friends from diverse cultures and they converse in Spanish. Her perspective is global and she is very compassionate towards diversity and staunchly resists injustice. We contribute our daughter's academic successes and ghumane perspectives to her experiences at Nuestro Mundo.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is not what I expected. The communication with the staff is non-existent. There are many great schools in the Madison area a lot of which offer dual language as an option take my advice and opt for that instead! I have had bad experiences with this school since the beginning but made the mistake of telling myself to "hang in there - things will improve." Unfortunately I was wrong. I only wish I had pulled my child out when they were in kindergarten or 1st so they could have had a chance at a better school with higher educational progress and success. Do not make the same mistake I made.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not that great of a school which is why the 3/10 ranking. Very few parents are involved. Principal shouldn't be working in a school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have worked in many other schools in the United States and Mexico and I have not experienced the level of commitment that parents have for their child's education until I got to Nuestro Mundo. I feel fortunate to work at Nuestro Mundo because of the families and the staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    NMCS is setting a standard for education in our community and our state. Parental involvement is welcomed and encouraged in meaningful ways. The children are all treated as individuals and encouraged to excel. The relationships with staff are on a first name basis. Questions concerns and issues are addressed in a caring and respectful way. Educational success is a priority but as in life the journey is just as important as the destination. NMCS offers a path not commonly taken- yet. Our community and children are the better for its existence Libbey Ortiz Meister parent

  • (6 years ago)

    NMCS is the best thing that could have happened to Madison. It has allowed me as a single parent to give my daughter a wonderful education. It has given my child a new confidence... She knows that this school is special and doesn't take if for granted. Thank you to all the teachers who have taken education to a new level. Not to mention the incredible parental involement. Thanks for this opportunity )

  • (7 years ago)

    NMCS is a blessing to our district. Students have achieved high academic outcomes. Our school differs from traditional learning models in that socio-economic status and having English as a second language are Not predictors of academic success. Students are learning in a true bicultural atmosphere which fosters a healthy level of respect among students. The charter school designation allows educators to incorporate innovative teaching methods which help the school achieve their successful outcomes. We have a tremendously high level of parent involvement through our Site Leadership Council among both native Spanish and English dominant families. Translation equipment is available to promote effective communication for all. This school offers the best opportunities and outcomes for our traditionally underserved populations and deserves a high level of community support and continued support from district administration and the Board of Education.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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