Birchwood Discovery Center (Closed 2013)

  • Birchwood Discovery Center served 23 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math was <50% (which was higher than the Wisconsin state average of 49%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts was <50% (which was higher than the Wisconsin state average of 36%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 was lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 4% of the student body (majority Black), which was lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

School Overview

School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students23 students
This chart display total students of Birchwood Discovery Center by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Birchwood Discovery Center by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Birchwood Discovery Center by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2012-2013 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Birchwood Discovery Center and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Birchwood Discovery Center and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Birchwood Discovery Center and the public school average student teacher ratio of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Black
4%
9%
White
96%
70%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Birchwood Discovery Center and the percentage of White public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Birchwood Discovery Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.080.28
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Birchwood Discovery Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Birchwood Discovery Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBirchwood School District
Source: 2012-2013 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • * Small class sizes * Not a "one sized fits all" approach * Students learn independence and how to be accountable for themselves and their work * Encourages creativity and innovation * Exposure to modern technology like PowerPoint, Smartboards and educational websites * Acceptance that each student learns differently so they are taught differently * Teachers are guiding kids as they steer through their own education instead of telling them everything * "Project Based Learning" (PBL) focuses on each child's individual strengths/weaknesses and tailors education for each individual, allowing for much student ownership in the actual learning process. * PBL has shown the students have a deeper understanding of materials and promotes higher level thinking skills * PBL uses students natural interests to gain a complete education

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