South Mountain Elementary School

5400 Bittersweet Rd
Wausau, WI 54401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
South Mountain Elementary School serves 244 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
South Mountain Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

South Mountain Elementary School's student population of 244 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students244 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

South Mountain Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South Mountain Elementary School is 0.31, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#231 out of 2029 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
13%
4%
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Hispanic
1%
12%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
82%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.310.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWausau School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to South Mountain Elementary School is D C Everest Junior High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rib Mountain Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wausau Rib Mountain Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 233 students
    1.6 miles
    2701 Robin Ln
    Wausau, WI 54401
    (715) 261-0220
    1.6 K-5 233
  • Rothschild Rothschild Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 435 students
    2.8 miles
    810 1st St
    Rothschild, WI 54474
    (715) 359-3186
    2.8 PK-5 435
  • Schofield D C Everest Junior High School Math: 33% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-9 | 891 students
    3.1 miles
    1000 Machmueller St
    Schofield, WI 54476
    (715) 359-0511
    3.1 8-9 891
  • Wausau G D Jones Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 635 students
    3.1 miles
    1018 S 12th Ave
    Wausau, WI 54401
    (715) 261-0950
    3.1 PK-5 635
  • Wausau John Marshall Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 291 students
    3.1 miles
    1918 Lamont St
    Wausau, WI 54403
    (715) 261-0060
    3.1 K-5 291

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