Showing school attendance zone

Test Scores by grade:

About This School

Core Knowledge Charter School is a charter middle school in Town of Verona. The principal of Core Knowledge Charter School is Robert McNallie. 402 children attend Core Knowledge Charter School and identify mostly as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 9% of the Core Knowledge Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 402 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Core Knowledge Charter School is 16:1. Badger Ridge Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Asian 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 8%
White, non-Hispanic 72%
Hispanic 6%
Multiracial 4%
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 20% 28%
Limited English proficiency 9% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing school. Our son started there in K and we've been exceedingly pleased! Moved to Wisconsin from out of state and simply got lucky with Core Knowledge Charter Schools and Verona. Had we known we would've planned it like this. Can't ask for better teachers leadership in excelling or expectation for parental involvement. CKCS challenges the children with outstanding results. It's truly like a family in that it takes a village to raise a child and all staff take this role seriously.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is amazing! I was worried about putting my son in school early with an August birthday since he would be the youngest but he has more than thrived! By mid-kindergarten he learned how to read was doing complicated math and excelling in every area. Principal McNally is wonderful friendly and very easy to get ahold of if you have a question. The kindergarten class has a main teacher 2 teacher aides and parent helpers in the class so the students receive a lot of direct interaction. I highly highly recommend this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Parent-led public charter school established in 1996 with 400 students in K-8. Great curriculum and instruction method in smaller ability based groups. An excellent program with research proven techniques and sequencing of lessons to provide a broad base of knowledge. Gives students the advantage for lifelong learning. Check out ED Hirsch's CoreKnowledge Curriculum and Examine the scientifically proven Direct Instruction method for K-5. Website http //

  • (4 years ago)

    It has been a wonderful experience for my sister and she has excelled in ways that we had always hoped!

  • (4 years ago)

    Core Knowledge Charter School has the best of both worlds combined under one roof for students K-8 in terms of both structure & continuity of curriculm and direct instruction for K-5 ! The staff are eminently qualified and continually demonstrate a level of commitment that makes our school one of the best and longest running charter schools in Wisconsin! I invite everyone to view our video on the website and see for yourselves!

  • (7 years ago)

    All 4 of my kids go to CKCS. A 3rd grader 5th 6th and 7th. It's an awesome school! Kids are challenged academically and develop very good discipline. I like it that it's from K-8. The teachers are very knowledgeable and cares a lot for their students. It has a welcoming and family environment. Students are closely monitored and parents are very involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have been very impressed with the teaching technique for reading. Our daughter was reading by the end of Kindergarten and in 1st grade she loves reading and is reading at a 2nd grade level. Our daughter enjoys the school and feels impowered there. We enjoy the feel of a small school our daughter is known by staff and teachers and is able to get to know her whole class grade. Parents are invited to assist in the classroom on a daily basis. As a parent I feel welcomed and a true part of my daughters school.

See all reviews on GreatSchools