Elmbrook School District, Wisconsin

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Elmbrook School District
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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District Profile
Superintendent:Mark Hansen
Enrollment:6,945 students
Graduation rate:97.4[1]
Number of schools:10
Budget: $80.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Thomas Gehl
Board members:7 at-large members
Term length:3 years
Elmbrook School District is a school district in Wisconsin that served 6,945 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[2]

About the district

Elmbrook School District is located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Elmbrook School District is located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The county seat is Waukesha. Waukesha County was home to 393,843 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] During the 2011-2012 school year, Elmbrook School District was the 17th-largest school district in Wisconsin and served 7,154 students.[4]


Higher education achievement

Waukesha County outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.2 percent of Waukesha County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for Wisconsin as a whole.[3]

Median household income

Between 2008 and 2012, the median household income in Waukesha County was $75,850 compared to $52,413 for the entire state.[3]

Poverty rate

The poverty rate in Waukesha County was 5.4 percent between 2008 and 2012. During that same time period, the poverty rate statewide was 13.0 percent.[3]

Racial and political demographics

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Waukesha County (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 93.9 88.1
Black or African American 1.4 6.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 1.1
Asian 3.1 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.0
Two or More Races 1.2 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.5 6.3

Presidential votes, Dane County, 2000-2012[5]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 32.3 66.7
2008 36.6 62.3
2004 31.9 67.2
2000 31.5 65.3

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]


Mark Hansen is the superintendent of the Elmbrook School District. He has served in this position since July 1, 2012. Before taking the position he served as chief academic officer for the Pewaukee School District. He has also worked as a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal and an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in both the Pewaukee School District and the Waukesha School District. He also worked as an adjunct professor at Carroll University and at Cardinal Stritch University.[8]

Hansen grew up in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, his master's degree from Marian College, his superintendent certification from Cardinal Stritch University and his doctoral degree from Cardinal Stritch University. He and his wife have two sons.[8]

School board

The Elmbrook Board of Education consists of seven at-large members elected to three-year terms.[9]

Elmbrook Board of Education
Member Assumed office Term Ends
Tom Gehl 2005 2017
Meg Wartman 2003 2015
Glen Allgaier 2007 2016
Jean Lambert 2009 2018
Richard Brunner 2011 2017
Gary Jones 2013 2016
Kathryn Wilson 2010 2017

School board elections

See also: Elmbrook School District elections (2015)

Members of the Elmbrook Board of Education are elected at-large to three-year terms on a staggered basis each year. Three seats were up for election in 2014, two seats were up for election in 2015 and two seats will be up for election in 2016.[9]

Public participation in board meetings

The Elmbrook Board of Education does not have a published policy on public testimony for board meetings on their website.


Details on the district's revenue and expenditures in recent years can be found in the tables below. The following charts show the percentages of revenue and expenditures by type for the 2014-2015 school year.[10][11]




Revenue by Category
School Year Local Other School Districts State Aid Federal Aid Other Revenue Total
Total % of Revenue Total % of Revenue Total % of Revenue Total % of Revenue Total % of Revenue
2014-2015 $70,428,013 87.3% $2,619,838 3.2% $6,903,999 8.6% $607,891 0.8% $102,564 0.1% $80,707,305
Averages: $70,428,013 87% $2,619,838 3% $6,903,999 9% $607,891 1% $102,564 0% $80,707,305


Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2014-2015 $56,955,215 70.4% $13,861,171 17.1% $7,678,241 9.5% $632,220 0.8% $1,743,032 2.2% $80,869,879
Averages: $56,955,215 70% $13,861,171 17% $7,678,241 9% $632,220 1% $1,743,032 2% $80,869,879

Teacher salaries

The Elmbrook School District does not publish teacher salary schedules on its website.

Schools in Elmbrook School District


Elmbrook School District served 6,945 students during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment in the district decreased by 4.2 percent from 2009 to 2013.[2]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009-2010 7,239 -
2010-2011 7,212 0.4
2011-2012 7,154 0.8
2012-2013 6,992 2.3
2013-2014 6,945 0.7

District schools

Elmbrook School District operates 10 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Elmbrook School District
School Name
Brookfield Central High School
Brookfield East High School
Brookfield Elementary
Burleigh Elementary
Dixon Elementary
Fairview South School
Pilgrim Park Middle School
Swanson Elementary
Tonawanda Elementary
Wisconsin Hills Middle School

Academic performance

See also: Public education in Wisconsin
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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction administers annual Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) tests to students throughout the state. These tests assess proficiency in math and reading among students in grades three through eight as well as 10th grade. WSAS tests also evaluate proficiency in language arts, science and social studies at grades four, eight and 10. The Department of Public Instruction publishes results from WSAS tests as part of each district's Annual District Report Card.[13]

The Annual District Report Card compares district performance with state performance based on four criteria:[13]

  • Student Achievement: This category compares reading and math performance by district students to state and national standards.
  • Student Growth: This category compares year-to-year performance on reading and math sections in WSAS tests.
  • Closing Gaps: This category compares test performance by low-performing groups in the district to similar cohorts across the state.
  • On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness: This category uses benchmarks including ACT scores, graduation rate, attendance rate and math achievement to assess post-graduate preparedness.

Elmbrook School District received an overall score of 83.9. The district's overall score led to a "Significantly Exceeds Expectations" designation from the Department of Public Instruction. The following tables compare district performance with state performance and detail the accountability ratings for schools in the district, according to the 2013-2014 Annual District Report Card:[13]

Annual District Report Card grades, 2013-2014
Category District score State score
Student achievement 89.1 66.4
Student growth 78.3 62.4
Closing gaps 74.4 66.3
On-track and postsecondary readiness 93.7 85.3

Accountability ratings for schools in the district, 2013-2014
Category Number of schools Percentage of schools
Significantly exceeds expectations 7 70.0%
Exceeds expectations 2 20.0%
Meets expectations 0 0.0%
Meets few expectations 0 0.0%
Fails to meet expectations 0 0.0%
Alternate Accountability - Satisfactory Progress 1 10.0%
Alternate Accountability - Needs Improvement 0 0.0%

Historical data

The state's Annual District Report Card includes a review of district and state proficiency information in mathematics and reading for the previous five years. This review includes data from the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) and the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities (WAA-SwD) for students from grades three through eight and 10. The following tables compare the district's percentage of proficient and advanced proficient students with state levels from the 2009-2010 school year through the 2013-2014 school year:[13]

Mathematics proficiency comparisons, 2009-2013
School year District proficiency rate (%) State proficiency rate (%)
2009-2010 73.4 47.0
2010-2011 73.4 46.8
2011-2012 73.6 48.3
2012-2013 75.5 48.2
2013-2014 77.1 48.8

Reading proficiency comparisons, 2009-2013
School year District proficiency rate (%) State proficiency rate (%)
2009-2010 57.8 35.7
2010-2011 53.8 35.7
2011-2012 54.8 36.0
2012-2013 55.7 36.4
2013-2014 56.5 36.7

Contact information

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Elmbrook School District
13780 Hope St.
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: (262) 781-3030

See also

External links


  1. Wisconsin Information System for Education, "HS Completion (Single Year): Elmbrook," accessed January 15, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wisconsin Information System for Education, "Enrollment (Single Year): Elmbrook," accessed January 15, 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 United States Census Bureau, "Waukesha County, Wisconsin," accessed September 5, 2014
  4. National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
  5. Government Accountability Board, "Wisconsin Election Results," accessed January 28, 2014
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Brookfield Now, "Mark Hansen named new Elmbrook chief," February 28, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 Elmbrook School District, "Board Members: 2013-2014 Board of Education," accessed January 15, 2015
  10. Elmbrook School District, "2014-15 Adjusted Budget: Revenue," accessed January 15, 2015
  11. Elmbrook School District, "2014-15 Adjusted Budget: Expenditures," accessed January 15, 2015
  12. Elmbrook School District, "Schools," accessed January 15, 2015
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Report Cards," accessed January 15, 2015