Falk Elementary School

  • Falk Elementary School serves 365 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Falk Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

Top Placements

Falk Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

  • Falk Elementary School's student population of 365 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students365 students
This chart display total students of Falk Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Falk Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Falk Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Falk Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Falk Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Falk Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall School Rank#1734 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Falk Elementary School 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Falk Elementary School 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio10:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Falk Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Falk Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Falk Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
33%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Falk Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
29%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Falk Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
19%
70%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Falk Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
11%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Falk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Falk Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.760.49
This chart display the diversity score of Falk Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Falk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Falk Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison Metropolitan School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Falk Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
As public schools in the United States continue to increase in their racial, ethnic, economic, and religious diversity, some districts need to rethink their holiday celebrations in a manner that is inclusive and respectful of all people.
As schools around the country close for two weeks or more, parents find themselves asking some tough questions. Read on to learn about the current and future impact of COVID-19 on students in public schools.
Every child learns differently and it’s a teacher’s job to meet students where they are and guide them through the learning process. Scaffolding is a teaching tool that helps students develop critical thinking skills and the ability to learn independently.