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:Dr. Paul Strobel
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 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The county seat is Milwaukee. Milwaukee County was home to 956,023 residents in 2013, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]

Demographics

Higher education achievement

Milwaukee County outperformed the rest of Wisconsin in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.7 percent of Milwaukee County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.4 percent for Wisconsin as a whole.[3]

Median household income

From 2008 through 2012, the median household income for Milwaukee County was $43,599. During that same time period, the median household income for Wisconsin was $52,627.[3]

Poverty rate

The poverty rate in Milwaukee County was 20.9 percent from 2008 through 2012. During that same time period, the poverty rate for the entire state was 12.5 percent.[3]

Racial and political demographics

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Milwaukee County (%) Wisconsin (%)
White 65.6 88.1
Black or African American 27.1 6.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.1
Asian 3.8 2.5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.0
Two or more race 2.6 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 14.0 6.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Milwaukee County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Green Party Vote Libertarian Vote Republican Vote
2012 332,438 1,042 2,623 154,924
2008 319,819 589 1,105 149,445
2004 297,653 319 963 180,287

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 interim superintendent of West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is Dr. Paul Strobel. He is filling in for the 2014-2015 school year after former superintendent Kurt Wachholz retired in the summer of 2014. Strobel served as superintendent of the Mukwonago School District for 31 years before retiring in 2013. He earned his bachelor's degree from Marquette University and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.[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, which was 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.

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—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. 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 2013-2014 school year.[10]

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Revenues

The district's total revenues dropped by 13.8 percent from fiscal year 2012 to fiscal year 2014. During that time, local revenue and federal aid decreased while revenue from other school districts and state aid increased.

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
2011-2012 $43,017,683 33.1% $6,405,271 4.9% $43,210,375 33.2% $6,876,237 5.3% $30,588,506 23.5% $130,098,072
2012-2013 $41,268,234 36.2% $7,065,207 6.2% $47,362,364 41.5% $4,367,244 3.8% $13,980,376 12.3% $114,043,425
2013-2014 $39,174,396 34.3% $6,684,937 5.8% $51,129,433 44.7% $4,470,443 3.9% $12,830,817 11.2% $114,290,026
Averages: $41,153,437.67 34% $6,718,471.67 6% $47,234,057.33 40% $5,237,974.67 4% $19,133,233 16% $119,477,174.33

Expenditures

The district's total expenditures increased by 2.8 percent from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014. During that time, expenditures on debt service decreased while staff expenses, student serves and operational expenses increased.

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 percent 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, which are 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

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 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 tables compare district performance with state performance and detail the accountability ratings for schools in the district, 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

Accountability ratings for schools in the district, 2012-2013
Category Number of schools Percentage of schools
Significantly exceeds expectations 1 5.6%
Exceeds expectations 11 61.1%
Meets expectations 3 16.7%
Meets few expectations 1 5.6%
Fails to meet expectations 0 0.0%
Not rated 2 11.1%

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 2008-2009 school year through the 2012-2013 school year:[13]

Mathematics proficiency comparisons, 2008-2012
School year District proficiency rate (%) State proficiency rate (%)
2008-2009 44.4 45.2
2009-2010 41.8 47.0
2010-2011 46.5 46.8
2011-2012 50.2 48.3
2012-2013 50.1 48.2

Reading proficiency comparisons, 2008-2012
School year District proficiency rate (%) State proficiency rate (%)
2008-2009 31.2 35.3
2009-2010 29.1 35.7
2010-2011 31.4 35.7
2011-2012 33.7 36.0
2012-2013 32.8 36.4

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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