Berry Elementary

Summary:

Berry Elementary is a public elementary school located in Appleton, Wisconsin, serving grades PK-6 with a student population of 416. The school is part of the Appleton Area School District, which is ranked 221 out of 424 districts in Wisconsin and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Berry Elementary consistently performs well academically, ranking in the top 20% of Wisconsin elementary schools for the past several years. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 183 out of 1,067 Wisconsin elementary schools and received a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Compared to nearby schools like Stephen Foster Elementary Charter (53.6% white) and Horizons Elementary (48.91% white), Berry Elementary has a higher percentage of white students at 80.05%. However, the school has particularly strong performance for students in special education and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ranking 103 out of 770 and 191 out of 871 Wisconsin elementary schools, respectively, both receiving 4-star ratings.

Berry Elementary also has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 2.0% to 6.7% over the past few years, significantly lower than some nearby schools like Horizons Elementary (20.2% chronic absenteeism) and Stephen Foster Elementary Charter (17.7% chronic absenteeism). This consistent academic excellence, strong support for vulnerable students, and high attendance rates suggest Berry Elementary is a high-performing school, though its lack of racial diversity compared to nearby schools is an area that warrants further investigation.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 3601 S Telulah Ave
       Appleton, WI  54915-9372


(920) 832-5750

District: Appleton Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
183rd of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,189 Help


Students who attend Berry Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Madison Middle
High:    East High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  416

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.0%
Hispanic:
10.6%
Two or more races:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Berry Elementary ranks better than 82.8% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 3rd 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 78.54. (See more...)
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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 (80%), Hispanic (10.6%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Berry Elementary is 14.7. 11 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 Berry Elementary is $11,189. 15 elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Berry Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Berry Elementary 183rd of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Berry Elementary 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 Berry Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Berry Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.60 15th 633 97.6%
2008 77.43 136th 1021 86.7%
2009 65.53 381st 1030 63.0%
2010 69.82 282nd 1045 73.0%
2011 70.38 263rd 1046 74.9%
2012 65.06 383rd 1045 63.3%
2013 79.68 121st 1053 88.5%
2014 70.93 245th 1061 76.9%
2015 78.03 151st 1076 86.0%
2016 70.46 285th 1075 73.5%
2017 77.58 179th 1071 83.3%
2018 69.22 296th 1025 71.1%
2019 71.66 265th 1037 74.4%
2021 81.01 141st 1050 86.6%
2022 79.71 156th 1067 85.4%
2023 78.54 183rd 1067 82.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Berry Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.20 67th 721 90.7%
2019 81.86 68th 742 90.8%
2021 90.09 28th 746 96.2%
2022 94.03 17th 748 97.7%
2023 75.89 103rd 770 86.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Berry Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.67 254th 854 70.3%
2019 68.59 192nd 874 78.0%
2021 81.35 68th 847 92.0%
2022 80.16 78th 859 90.9%
2023 68.63 191st 871 78.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Berry Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.33 412th 997 58.7%
2019 68.45 292nd 1002 70.9%
2021 76.26 182nd 1004 81.9%
2022 76.04 198th 1017 80.5%
2023 78.90 155th 1010 84.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Berry Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.78 208th 997 79.1%
2019 71.81 235th 1002 76.5%
2021 80.90 113th 1003 88.7%
2022 80.41 148th 1017 85.4%
2023 75.26 205th 1011 79.7%
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Rank History for White students at Berry Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.81 207th 686 69.8%
2019 65.65 221st 718 69.2%
2023 63.10 236th 715 67.0%
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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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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Enrollment information for Berry Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 273 0 7 5 3 n/a n/a 0 288
1993 309 0 10 3 5 n/a n/a 0 327
1994 329 0 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 338
1995 388 0 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1996 388 0 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1997 413 0 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1998 439 1 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1999 461 3 6 6 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2000 451 3 8 7 1 n/a n/a 0 470
2001 482 4 14 8 0 n/a n/a 0 508
2002 494 4 15 7 4 n/a n/a 0 524
2003 494 4 15 7 4 n/a n/a 0 524
2004 485 7 16 7 3 n/a n/a 0 518
2005 470 7 13 9 3 n/a n/a 0 502
2006 466 6 11 14 3 n/a n/a 0 500
2007 479 8 12 16 3 n/a n/a 0 518
2008 467 7 9 15 2 n/a n/a 0 500
2009 471 9 10 16 1 n/a n/a 0 507
2010 488 9 13 23 0 n/a n/a 0 533
2011 478 9 16 22 0 0 0 0 525
2012 453 6 18 26 0 0 0 0 503
2013 423 7 21 27 1 0 0 0 479
2014 403 7 29 23 1 0 0 0 463
2015 394 1 28 25 2 0 1 0 451
2016 394 1 25 25 1 0 5 0 451
2017 369 5 28 17 0 0 5 0 424
2018 382 7 20 17 0 0 12 0 438
2019 398 5 17 21 0 0 19 0 460
2020 401 4 12 29 1 0 13 0 460
2021 363 4 11 24 1 0 7 0 410
2022 323 3 10 28 3 0 10 0 377
2023 333 4 12 44 3 0 20 0 416

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

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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 Berry Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 288 16.9 17.0 7.3
1993 327 19.5 16.8 9.5
1994 338 19.3 17.5 10.7
1995 401 22.6 17.7 11.5
1996 401 22.6 17.7 11.5
1997 425 25.3 16.8 11.5
1998 450 26.7 16.9 11.6
1999 477 27.1 17.6 18
2000 470 27.2 17.3 18.7
2001 508 30.2 16.8 18.3
2002 524 30.6 17.1 6.1
2003 524 30.6 17.1 6.1
2004 518 30.2 17.2 6.4
2005 502 28.3 17.7 n/a
2006 500 29.3 17.1 n/a
2007 518 28.9 17.9 9.8
2008 500 29.6 16.9 11.4
2009 507 28.4 17.9 13.2
2010 533 29.7 17.9 14.4
2011 525 30.3 17.3 14.7
2012 503 30.5 16.4 15.5
2013 479 30.7 15.6 15
2014 463 30.3 15.2 15.8
2015 451 n/a n/a 14.6
2016 451 29.0 15.5 16.6
2017 424 29.3 14.4 16
2018 438 29.5 14.8 14.4
2019 460 29.5 15.5 17.8
2020 460 31.0 14.8 17
2021 410 31.3 13.0 17.8
2022 377 26.2 14.3 15.6
2023 416 28.2 14.7 21.2

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 Berry Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 288 16.9 17.0 7.3
1993 327 19.5 16.8 9.5
1994 338 19.3 17.5 10.7
1995 401 22.6 17.7 11.5
1996 401 22.6 17.7 11.5
1997 425 25.3 16.8 11.5
1998 450 26.7 16.9 11.6
1999 477 27.1 17.6 18
2000 470 27.2 17.3 18.7
2001 508 30.2 16.8 18.3
2002 524 30.6 17.1 6.1
2003 524 30.6 17.1 6.1
2004 518 30.2 17.2 6.4
2005 502 28.3 17.7 n/a
2006 500 29.3 17.1 n/a
2007 518 28.9 17.9 9.8
2008 500 29.6 16.9 11.4
2009 507 28.4 17.9 13.2
2010 533 29.7 17.9 14.4
2011 525 30.3 17.3 14.7
2012 503 30.5 16.4 15.5
2013 479 30.7 15.6 15
2014 463 30.3 15.2 15.8
2015 451 n/a n/a 14.6
2016 451 29.0 15.5 16.6
2017 424 29.3 14.4 16
2018 438 29.5 14.8 14.4
2019 460 29.5 15.5 17.8
2020 460 31.0 14.8 17
2021 410 31.3 13.0 17.8
2022 377 26.2 14.3 15.6
2023 416 28.2 14.7 21.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Berry Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $652 (6.0%) $10,212 (94.0%) $10,865
2020 $422 (4.1%) $9,803 (95.9%) $10,225
2021 $911 (8.1%) $10,278 (91.9%) $11,189

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Berry Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 265th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 183rd of 1067 Elementary schools
 8.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Berry Elementary)41.850
 8.2%
   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 (Berry Elementary)6061.7
 1.7%
   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 (Berry Elementary)52.261.9
 9.7%
   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 (Berry Elementary)64.255.6
 8.6%
   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 (Berry Elementary)74.671.4
 3.2%
   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 (Berry Elementary)74.661.9
 12.7%
   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 (Berry Elementary)43.153.9
 10.8%
   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 (Berry Elementary)60.367.7
 7.4%
   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 (Berry Elementary)47.266.7
 19.5%
   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 (Berry Elementary)56.666.7
 10.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)49.850.3
 0.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students460416
 9.6%
African American54
 20%
American Indian03
Asian1712
 29.4%
Hispanic2144
 109.5%
Pacific Islander00
White398333
 16.3%
Two or More Races1920
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.8%21.2%
 3.3%


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Berry Elementary ranks 183rd of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Berry Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Madison Middle
High : East High

In the 2022-23 school year, 416 students attended Berry Elementary.

Students at Berry Elementary are 80% White, 11% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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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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