Classical School

Summary:

Classical School is a public charter elementary school serving 487 students in grades K-8 in Appleton, Wisconsin, which is part of the Appleton Area School District. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Classical School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with students consistently outperforming the district and state averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. In the 2022-2023 school year, 62.96% of 4th graders at Classical School were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 45.1% in the district and 45.75% statewide. The school also ranks very highly for its performance with special education and low-income students, ranking 11th and 27th out of hundreds of Wisconsin elementary schools, respectively. Additionally, Classical School has a significantly higher percentage of Asian students (21.77%) compared to the surrounding Highlands Elementary, Columbus Elementary, and other nearby schools.

The school's consistent high performance, low dropout rates, and strong parental engagement suggest that Classical School has effective teaching practices, a robust curriculum, and a positive school culture that enables students to thrive. Understanding the factors behind Classical School's success could provide valuable insights for improving educational quality and equity in the Appleton area and across Wisconsin.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 3310 N Durkee St
       Appleton, WI  54911


(920) 852-5525

District: Appleton Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
120th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,399 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.8 Help
Number of students:  487

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.1%
Asian:
21.8%
Hispanic:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.7% Help


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Compare Details Classical School ranks better than 88.8% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 2nd among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.49. (See more...)
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Compare Details Classical School ranks better than 92.8% of middle schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.46. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.1%), Asian (21.8%), Hispanic (5.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Classical School is 19.8. 18 elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Classical School is $11,399. 10 elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Classical School:

SchoolDigger ranks Classical School 120th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Classical School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Classical School 46th of 640 Wisconsin public middle schools. (See Classical School in the ranking list.)

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Appleton Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Appleton Area School District 221st of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Classical School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 86.81 26th 712 96.3%
2008 85.86 17th 1021 98.3%
2009 83.75 36th 1030 96.5%
2010 87.46 7th 1045 99.3%
2011 85.53 23rd 1046 97.8%
2012 83.90 29th 1045 97.2%
2013 88.95 29th 1053 97.2%
2014 90.88 11th 1061 99.0%
2015 63.98 392nd 1076 63.6%
2016 91.35 31st 1075 97.1%
2017 84.59 104th 1071 90.3%
2018 85.51 85th 1025 91.7%
2019 87.74 53rd 1037 94.9%
2021 85.87 91st 1050 91.3%
2022 89.87 42nd 1067 96.1%
2023 83.49 120th 1067 88.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.68 25th 746 96.6%
2022 96.42 11th 748 98.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.46 100th 854 88.3%
2019 91.62 15th 874 98.3%
2021 90.10 19th 847 97.8%
2022 87.55 27th 859 96.9%
2023 90.19 26th 871 97.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.59 68th 997 93.2%
2019 87.41 46th 1002 95.4%
2021 84.54 96th 1004 90.4%
2022 92.15 22nd 1017 97.8%
2023 81.85 121st 1010 88.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.92 117th 997 88.3%
2019 85.14 74th 1002 92.6%
2021 84.26 89th 1003 91.1%
2022 85.09 85th 1017 91.6%
2023 82.77 114th 1011 88.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 70.28 34th 110 69.1%
2023 71.46 34th 116 70.7%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.76 64th 686 90.7%
2019 80.39 93rd 718 87.0%
2021 75.15 125th 699 82.1%
2022 82.57 74th 704 89.5%
2023 74.04 139th 715 80.6%
See the entire list of Best Wisconsin Elementary Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Classical School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 90.97 1st 332 99.7%
2007 88.57 3rd 366 99.2%
2008 88.47 4th 519 99.2%
2009 88.17 4th 521 99.2%
2010 89.05 4th 539 99.3%
2011 88.43 4th 549 99.3%
2012 89.12 4th 559 99.3%
2013 95.73 3rd 569 99.5%
2014 95.38 3rd 585 99.5%
2015 52.27 332nd 612 45.8%
2016 92.85 11th 609 98.2%
2017 90.36 29th 612 95.3%
2018 94.45 8th 579 98.6%
2019 94.81 10th 594 98.3%
2021 94.30 8th 613 98.7%
2022 89.86 35th 617 94.3%
2023 87.46 46th 640 92.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.90 69th 489 85.9%
2019 93.11 6th 487 98.8%
2021 86.90 15th 499 97.0%
2022 93.08 8th 522 98.5%
2023 93.96 9th 525 98.3%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.27 17th 551 96.9%
2019 93.25 12th 557 97.8%
2021 94.93 8th 574 98.6%
2022 93.78 10th 576 98.3%
2023 88.64 35th 579 94.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.01 9th 551 98.4%
2019 93.46 10th 557 98.2%
2021 89.61 20th 572 96.5%
2022 84.19 49th 577 91.5%
2023 86.06 49th 591 91.7%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.09 17th 91 81.3%
2021 74.60 23rd 90 74.4%
2022 63.50 29th 95 69.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Classical School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.20 8th 375 97.9%
2019 95.46 6th 382 98.4%
2021 93.96 7th 393 98.2%
2022 86.82 32nd 397 91.9%
2023 80.15 55th 412 86.7%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Classical School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 186 1 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 193
2001 242 1 5 2 1 n/a n/a 0 251
2002 321 1 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 335
2003 321 1 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 335
2004 354 6 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2005 376 1 21 4 1 n/a n/a 0 403
2006 392 2 24 4 1 n/a n/a 0 423
2007 410 5 26 4 1 n/a n/a 0 446
2008 390 6 39 6 2 n/a n/a 0 443
2009 392 5 48 9 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2010 383 5 58 13 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2011 388 8 63 13 1 0 0 0 473
2012 383 8 67 15 2 0 0 0 475
2013 371 9 73 20 3 0 0 0 476
2014 372 12 80 21 1 0 0 0 486
2015 354 16 85 22 1 0 0 0 478
2016 347 16 87 26 1 0 0 0 477
2017 356 7 77 30 0 0 7 0 477
2018 366 10 78 25 0 0 5 0 484
2019 355 12 82 24 1 0 7 0 481
2020 346 11 87 23 0 0 12 0 479
2021 331 11 90 22 0 0 13 0 467
2022 315 9 100 21 1 0 17 0 463
2023 317 17 106 26 0 0 21 0 487

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Classical School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 193 n/a 0.0 18.7
2001 251 10.4 24.1 18.3
2002 335 17.5 19.1 6.3
2003 335 17.5 19.1 6.3
2004 377 18.7 20.2 7.4
2005 403 20.6 19.6 n/a
2006 423 22.9 18.5 n/a
2007 446 24.3 18.4 6.5
2008 443 22.7 19.5 7.9
2009 454 22.5 20.2 9
2010 459 23.7 19.3 9.6
2011 473 22.5 21.0 12.9
2012 475 22.6 20.9 15.4
2013 476 23.0 20.6 11.1
2014 486 23.6 20.5 13.8
2015 478 n/a n/a 15.9
2016 477 25.0 19.0 19.1
2017 477 25.0 19.0 16.4
2018 484 24.6 19.6 14
2019 481 25.5 18.8 18.5
2020 479 24.7 19.3 19
2021 467 24.5 19.0 20.8
2022 463 25.3 18.2 15.1
2023 487 24.5 19.8 19.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Classical School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 193 n/a 0.0 18.7
2001 251 10.4 24.1 18.3
2002 335 17.5 19.1 6.3
2003 335 17.5 19.1 6.3
2004 377 18.7 20.2 7.4
2005 403 20.6 19.6 n/a
2006 423 22.9 18.5 n/a
2007 446 24.3 18.4 6.5
2008 443 22.7 19.5 7.9
2009 454 22.5 20.2 9
2010 459 23.7 19.3 9.6
2011 473 22.5 21.0 12.9
2012 475 22.6 20.9 15.4
2013 476 23.0 20.6 11.1
2014 486 23.6 20.5 13.8
2015 478 n/a n/a 15.9
2016 477 25.0 19.0 19.1
2017 477 25.0 19.0 16.4
2018 484 24.6 19.6 14
2019 481 25.5 18.8 18.5
2020 479 24.7 19.3 19
2021 467 24.5 19.0 20.8
2022 463 25.3 18.2 15.1
2023 487 24.5 19.8 19.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Classical School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $204 (2.5%) $7,809 (97.4%) $8,014
2020 $422 (4.0%) $10,019 (96.0%) $10,441
2021 $911 (8.0%) $10,488 (92.0%) $11,399

Data source: Wisconsin Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Classical School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 53rd of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 120th of 1067 Elementary schools
 6.1%
Ranks 10th of 594 Middle schoolsRanks 46th of 640 Middle schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Classical School)53.938.5
 15.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)30.137.9
 7.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Classical School)69.267.3
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)44.147.8
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Classical School)68.563
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)39.545.1
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Classical School)66.770.4
 3.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)39.144.2
 5.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Classical School)81.587
 5.6%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Appleton Area School District)50.759.9
 9.2%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Classical School)72.275.9
 3.7%
   4th Grade Science (Appleton Area School District)51.651.6
 0%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Classical School)67.955.4
 12.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)36.938.9
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Classical School)73.673.2
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)42.550.5
 7.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.848.4
 0.5%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Classical School)6658.9
 7.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)43.247.1
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Classical School)7869.6
 8.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)49.850.3
 0.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Classical School)80.457.9
 22.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)41.841.5
 0.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)45.541.1
 4.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Classical School)71.471.9
 0.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)42.337
 5.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)39.735.7
 4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Classical School)7950.9
 28%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)34.535.2
 0.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)37.337.8
 0.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Classical School)61.450.9
 10.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)35.530
 5.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)36.531.8
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Classical School)82.584.9
 2.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Appleton Area School District)51.656.1
 4.5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.159.2
 7.1%
8th Grade Science (Classical School)80.771.7
 9%
   8th Grade Science (Appleton Area School District)5747.2
 9.8%
   8th Grade Science (Wisconsin)54.649.4
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students481487
 1.2%
African American1217
 41.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian82106
 29.3%
Hispanic2426
 8.3%
Pacific Islander00
White355317
 10.7%
Two or More Races721
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.5%19.7%
 1.2%


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Students at Classical School are 65% White, 22% Asian, 5% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 487 students attended Classical School.

Classical School ranks 120th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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