Gaenslen Elementary School

  • Gaenslen Elementary School serves 761 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 5% (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 9% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 45%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Gaenslen 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 13:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Gaenslen Elementary School's student population of 761 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students761 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gaenslen 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 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gaenslen Elementary School is 0.35, which is less 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#1974 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gaenslen 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 Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
12%
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Black
80%
9%
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White
6%
70%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gaenslen Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WI.
Diversity Score0.350.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gaenslen Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMilwaukee School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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