Waukesha School District, Wisconsin
|Waukesha School District|
|Number of schools:||25|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||William Baumgart|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Waukesha School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtWaukesha County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Waukesha is home to 70,920 residents. Waukesha School District is the seventh-largest school district in Wisconsin, serving 13,796 students during the 2010-11 school year.
Waukesha outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.8% of Waukesha residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.4% for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in Waukesha was $58,070 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in Waukesha was 10.4% compared to 12.5% for the entire state.
The superintendent of Waukesha School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Todd Gray. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2008. Gray previously worked as a certified public accountant.
|Waukesha School Board|
|Joseph Como, Jr.||2014|
School board elections
Members of the School Board are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats are up for election every April.
Public participation in board meetings
The School Board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2009:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“|| Regular meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the board room of the Lindholm Building or at a time determined by the board president. Meetings may also be held in schools or other locations to increase visibility and citizen participation. The board meeting shall be open to the public. Board meetings shall be posted as required by the Wisconsin Open Meetings Law. Social gatherings which may include a quorum or negative quorum of the Board may be posted at the discretion of the board president. Board action or discussion shall only occur if consistent with posted agendas. The opportunity for public input will be made available at regular meetings. The board president may limit the public input period to 60 minutes (usually 2-3 minutes per speaker) depending on the content of the entire agenda. The board or its committees may hold closed sessions under the Wisconsin State Statute 19.85. Committees shall meet at least monthly unless a lack of agenda items dictates fewer meetings.
Special meetings of the full board may be called by the president at any time. Special meetings of committees may be called by the committee chair. The notice shall be either written or oral and shall be received 24 hours before the meeting.
At the full board regular meetings forms shall be provided for those persons wishing to register their attendance.
Waukesha School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|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 average salary for a teacher at Waukesha School District during the 2013-2014 school year was $59,572. The minimum salary was $24,001 and the maximum salary was $93,313 according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Teachers at Waukesha School District are represented by the Education Association of Waukesha (EAW). The president of EAW during the 2013-2014 school year was Cathryn Atkinson.
Schools in Waukesha School District
The district served 13,685 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced a 1.6% decrease in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Waukesha School District operates 25 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Waukesha School District|
|Banting Elementary School|
|Bethesda Elementary School|
|Blair Elementary School|
|Butler Middle School|
|Central Middle School|
|Hadfield Elementary School|
|Harvey Philip Alternative High School|
|Hawthorne Elementary School|
|Heyer Elementary School|
|Hillcrest Elementary School|
|Horning Middle School|
|Lowell Elementary School|
|Meadowbrook Elementary School|
|North High School|
|Prairie Elementary School|
|Rose Glen Elementary School|
|South High School|
|Summit View Elementary School|
|Waukesha Academy of Health Professions|
|Waukesha Engineering Preparatory Academy|
|Waukesha STEM Academy (Randall)|
|Waukesha STEM Academy (Saratoga)|
|West High School|
|Whittier Elementary School|
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 tenth grade. WSAS tests also evaluate proficiency in language arts, science and social studies at grades four, eight and ten. 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.
Waukesha School District achieved an overall score of 69.9 during the 2012-2013 school year. The district's overall score led to a Meets Expectations designation from the Department of Public Instruction. The following table compares district performance with state performance according to the 2012-2013 Annual District Report Card:
|Annual District Report Card Grades, 2012-2013|
|Category||District score||State score|
|On-track and Postsecondary Readiness||85.0||84.9|
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Wisconsin school district websites
Last rated on April 10, 2012.
- The approved budgets for the past two years are posted.
- The meeting schedule, agenda and minutes are posted.
- The school performance report is published.
- Guidelines for obtaining public records is published.
- The staff directory provides names and contact information for administrative officials.
- School board members and their contact information are posted.
- There is no specific information posted regarding taxes, contracts, audits, or background checks.
- List of school districts in Wisconsin
- Waukesha School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Waukesha School District
- City of Waukesha, Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Wisconsin Association of School Boards
- Education Association of Waukesha
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Wisconsin Information System for Education," accessed February 4, 2014
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "High school completion rates," accessed February 4, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Waukesha, Wisconsin," accessed February 7, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Government Accountability Board, "Wisconsin Election Results," accessed January 28, 2014
- Christopher Kuhagen Waukesha Now, "Waukesha Superintendent Todd Gray addresses busy first five years," September 4, 2013
- Waukesha School District, "Board of Education Membership," April 1994
- Christopher Kulhagen, Waukesha Now, "No challengers once again for Waukesha School Board," January 14, 2014
- Waukesha School District, "BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS, LOCATIONS, AND PROCEDURES," May 2009
- Waukesha School District, "2013-14 Preliminary Budget," accessed November 27, 2013
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "School Staff: Salary, Position & Demographic Reports," accessed February 10, 2014
- Education Association of Waukesha, "Local Officers," accessed February 10, 2014
- Waukesha School District, "Schools," accessed February 10, 2014
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, "Report Cards," accessed February 5, 2014
- Waukesha School District, "Business," accessed February 7, 2014
- Waukesha School District, "School Board," accessed February 7, 2014
- Waukesha School District, "Performance Report," accessed February 7, 2014
- Waukesha School District, "Guidelines for Access to Public Records," accessed February 7, 2014
- Waukesha School District, "Contact Us," accessed February 7, 2014
- Waukesha School District, "Board Members," accessed February 7, 2014