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West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, Wisconsin

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West Allis-West Milwaukee School District
West Allis, Wisconsin
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District Profile
Superintendent:Kurt Wachholz
Enrollment:9,725[1]
Graduation rate:91.1 percent[2]
Number of schools:18
Budget: $113.0 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Patricia J. Kerhin
Board members:9
Term length:3
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is a school district in Wisconsin that served 9,725 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year.[1] The district improved graduation rates from 89.3 percent during the 2009-2010 school year to 91.1 percent during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is the 12th-largest school district in Wisconsin

About the district

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is located in West Allis, Wisconsin
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is located in West Allis, Wisconsin, a city located in Milwaukee County. According to the United States Census Bureau, West Allis is home to 60,732 residents.[3]

Demographics

West Allis underperformed in comparison to the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 21.0 percent of West Allis residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole. The median household income in West Allis was $44,066 compared to $52,627 for the state of Wisconsin. The poverty rate in West Allis was 14.2 percent compared to 12.5 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2010[3]
Race West Allis (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 86.7 86.2
Black or African American 3.6 6.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.0
Asian 2.0 2.3
Two or More Races 2.9 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 9.6 5.9

Presidential votes, 2004-2012[4]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 67.4 31.4
2008 67.0 31.3
2004 61.5 37.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]

Superintendent

The superintendent of West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is Kurt Wachholz as of April 21, 2014.[6]

School board

The West Allis-West Milwaukee Board of Education consists of nine members elected at-large to three-year terms. The board president earns $260 per pay period and other members earn $225 per pay period as compensation for board service. Each member receives an annual salary increase of two percent each May.[7]

West Allis-West Milwaukee Board of Education
Member Term Ends
Patricia J. Kerhin 2015
Dan Bailey 2017
Diane Narlock 2017
Gail Radonski 2017
Jeffrey Sikich 2016
Susan Stalewski 2016
Sue Sujecki 2015
Patricia Ulwelling 2016
Darlene Ziemendorf 2015

School board elections

See also: West Allis-West Milwaukee School District elections (2014)

Members of the Board of Education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were up for election on April 1, 2014. Three seats will be up for election in April 2015 and three seats will be on the ballot in April 2016.

Public participation in board meetings

The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2010:

Opportunity will be provided for the public to speak at regular meetings of the Board of Education meetings as follows:

1. Individual citizens will be allowed to address the Board for up to three (3) minutes. Citizens who wish to address the Board for more than (3) three minutes shall contact the Board President or the Committee Chair in advance of the meeting for consideration of their request for additional time.

2. If public comments go beyond 30 minutes, time may be extended an additional 30 minutes upon majority vote of the Board members present at the meeting.

3. The presiding officer of the meeting may permit questioning by Board members or the Superintendent after each presentation by citizens which relates to a subject matter included on the noticed meeting agenda.

4. Representatives presenting the written authorization of organizations will be provided time to present their official positions. Public participation at special Board meetings may be permitted depending on the subject matter of the meetings at the discretion of the Board President.

[8]

—West Allis-West Milwaukee School District's campaign website, (2014), [9]

Budget

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District publishes its annual budget on its website.[10]

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
2012-2013 $81,865,773 74.5% $22,795,183 20.8% $4,111,245 3.7% $145,000 0.1% $913,877 0.8% $109,831,078
2013-2014 $82,309,364 72.8% $24,831,944 22% $4,733,276 4.2% $110,000 0.1% $1,061,937 0.9% $113,046,521
Averages: $82,087,568.5 74% $23,813,563.5 21% $4,422,260.5 4% $127,500 0% $987,907 1% $111,438,799.5

Teacher salaries

The average salary for a teacher at West Allis-West Milwaukee School District during the 2013-2014 school year was $50,231. The minimum salary was $37,844 and the maximum salary was $74,559 according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.[11]

Schools in West Allis-West Milwaukee School District

Enrollment

The district served 9,725 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. The district experienced an 11.1% increase in enrollment between 2009 and 2013. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2009 and 2013:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2009 8,750 -
2010 8,976 2.5
2011 9,281 3.3
2012 9,390 1.1
2013 9,725 3.5

District schools

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District operates 18 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

West Allis-West Milwaukee Area School District
Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School
Franklin Elementary School
Hoover Elementary School
Horace Mann Elementary School
Irving Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Lincoln Intermediate School
Longfellow Elementary School
Madison Elementary School
Mitchell Elementary School
Nathan Hale High School
Pershing Elementary School
Shared Journeys Charter School
Walker Elementary School
WAWM Learning Center
West Allis Central High School
West Milwaukee Intermediate School
Wilson Elementary School

Academic performance

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.[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.

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District achieved an overall score of 71.1 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:[13]

Annual District Report Card Grades, 2012-2013
Category District score State score
Student Achievement 66.1 66.1
Student Growth 61.8 60.6
Closing Gaps 71.6 66.8
On-track and Postsecondary Readiness 85.1 84.9

Contact information

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West Allis-West Milwaukee School District
1205 South 70th Street
West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 604-3000

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