Thoreau Elementary School

  • Thoreau Elementary School serves 434 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (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 54% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Thoreau 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 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Thoreau Elementary School's student population of 434 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students434 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thoreau 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 Thoreau Elementary School is 0.64, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank#354 out of 2029 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
21%
12%
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Black
14%
9%
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White
54%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison Metropolitan School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

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