Waukesha Stem Academy serves 704 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Waukesha Stem Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 38%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Charter School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 704 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 26%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20% in WI
- Math Proficiency: 62% (Top 10%)
- Reading Proficiency: 48% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education
Waukesha Stem Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:
Waukesha Stem Academy's student population of 704 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Waukesha Stem Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Waukesha Stem Academy is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#251 out of 1984 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Waukesha Stem Academy's ranking?
Waukesha Stem Academy is ranked #251 out of 1,984 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
62% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average).
How many students attend Waukesha Stem Academy?
704 students attend Waukesha Stem Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Waukesha Stem Academy students are White, 10% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waukesha Stem Academy?
Waukesha Stem Academy has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does Waukesha Stem Academy offer ?
Waukesha Stem Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Waukesha Stem Academy part of?
Waukesha Stem Academy is part of Waukesha School District.
I was a student here and I loved this school. There were a lot of opportunities for students to learn about things they wondered about and wanted to study, rather than the standard curriculum (which, frankly, often includes things students will never utilize in their future education), alongside standard elementary education. I appreciate the option to choose your preferred music and art classes and the experiences and projects involving STEM. Many reviews of this school have stated that there are no real STEM activities and projects. I have to disagree. This school has STEM-related projects including making a lemon battery, designing a marble run, and constructing floats for a school-wide Macy''s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This school is excellent and with its complimentary middle school, I earned 2 high school credits. I would recommend this school to anyone.
Agree with the previous review about the elementary campus being much better than the middle school. Our younger will not be going to the middle school. Don't understand the programming at all and don't feel it prepared our older for high school very well.
This school is only so so. The elementary part if pretty decent but the middle school is basically like a montessori where students have significant self-paced, unstructured time. I don't feel it's preparing my two kids for the high school they will attend. It's called a STEM school but none of the innovative work here has anything to do with STEM. This school is a big pot of educator experiments, not a STEM school. The teachers are good and they are innovative but no one seems to be pulling all their initiatives in a cohesive program. Administration doesn't seem terribly receptive to parents and many feel treated like they are an annoyance instead of partners.
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