114 S Charles St
Waukesha, WI 53186
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Waukesha Stem Academy serves 784 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 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Waukesha Stem Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

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School Overview

Waukesha Stem Academy's student population of 784 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
784 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Waukesha Stem Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,025 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Waukesha Stem Academy is 0.43, 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 Data
This School
State Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#253 out of 2025 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
12%
4%
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Hispanic
9%
12%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
74%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
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.
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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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 784 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in WI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.43 (Top 50%)

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