Waunakee Prairie Elementary School

700 N Madison St
Waunakee, WI 53597
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 512 students in grades Prekindergarten-4, Waunakee Prairie Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 39%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : Top 20% in WI
  • : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Waunakee Prairie Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

School Overview

Waunakee Prairie Elementary School's student population of 512 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
512 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Waunakee Prairie Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,984 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Waunakee Prairie Elementary School is 0.27, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (WI)
#254 out of 1984 schools
(Top 20%)
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60-64%
38%
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45-49%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
13%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
85%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.27
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Waunakee Prairie Elementary School's ranking?
Waunakee Prairie Elementary School is ranked #254 out of 1,984 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What schools are Waunakee Prairie Elementary School often compared to?
Waunakee Prairie Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Arboretum Elementary School, Waunakee Heritage Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average).
How many students attend Waunakee Prairie Elementary School?
512 students attend Waunakee Prairie Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Waunakee Prairie Elementary School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Waunakee Prairie Elementary School?
Waunakee Prairie Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does Waunakee Prairie Elementary School offer ?
Waunakee Prairie Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Waunakee Prairie Elementary School part of?
Waunakee Prairie Elementary School is part of Waunakee Community School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 60-64% (Top 10%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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