Elmbrook School District, Wisconsin
|Elmbrook School District|
|Number of schools:||10|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Thomas Gehl|
|Board members:||7 at-large members|
|Term length:||3 years|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Elmbrook School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the district
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. During the 2011-2012 school year, Elmbrook School District was the 17th-largest school district in Wisconsin and served 7,154 students.
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.
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.
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.
Racial and political demographics
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.
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.
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.
The Elmbrook Board of Education consists of seven at-large members elected to three-year terms.
|Elmbrook Board of Education|
|Member||Assumed office||Term Ends|
School board elections
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Elmbrook School District operates 10 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:
|Elmbrook School District|
|Brookfield Central High School|
|Brookfield East High School|
|Fairview South School|
|Pilgrim Park Middle School|
|Wisconsin Hills Middle School|
- See also: Public education in Wisconsin
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.
The Annual District Report Card compares district performance with state performance based on four criteria:
- 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:
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:
- Wisconsin school districts
- List of school districts in Wisconsin
- Elmbrook School District elections (2015)
- Public education in Wisconsin
- School board elections portal
- Elmbrook School District
- Waukesha County, Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Wisconsin Association of School Boards
- Elmbrook Education Foundation
- Wisconsin Information System for Education, "HS Completion (Single Year): Elmbrook," accessed January 15, 2015
- Wisconsin Information System for Education, "Enrollment (Single Year): Elmbrook," accessed January 15, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Waukesha County, Wisconsin," accessed September 5, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "Wisconsin Election Results," accessed January 28, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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.
- Brookfield Now, "Mark Hansen named new Elmbrook chief," February 28, 2012
- Elmbrook School District, "Board Members: 2013-2014 Board of Education," accessed January 15, 2015
- Elmbrook School District, "2014-15 Adjusted Budget: Revenue," accessed January 15, 2015
- Elmbrook School District, "2014-15 Adjusted Budget: Expenditures," accessed January 15, 2015
- Elmbrook School District, "Schools," accessed January 15, 2015
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Report Cards," accessed January 15, 2015
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