Swanson Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 305 N Calhoun Rd
       Brookfield, WI  53005-3401


(262) 789-2540

District: Elmbrook School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
59th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,142 Help


Students who attend Swanson Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Wisconsin Hills Middle
High:    Brookfield Central High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  823

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.4%
Asian:
19.7%
Hispanic:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Swanson Elementary ranks better than 94.5% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Elmbrook School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.63. (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 (60.4%), Asian (19.7%), Hispanic (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Elmbrook School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Swanson Elementary is 15.6, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Elmbrook School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Swanson Elementary is $12,142. 2 elementary schools in the Elmbrook School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Swanson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Swanson Elementary 59th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Swanson Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:
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Elmbrook School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Elmbrook School District 11th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Swanson Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 67.90 226th 633 64.3%
2005 80.31 72nd 632 88.6%
2006 81.51 78th 712 89.0%
2007 81.04 72nd 689 89.6%
2008 74.37 195th 1021 80.9%
2009 79.12 119th 1030 88.4%
2010 80.25 92nd 1045 91.2%
2011 78.13 127th 1046 87.9%
2012 77.00 121st 1045 88.4%
2013 84.19 67th 1053 93.6%
2014 88.03 41st 1061 96.1%
2015 85.21 62nd 1076 94.2%
2016 83.02 124th 1075 88.5%
2017 80.93 143rd 1071 86.6%
2018 86.50 75th 1025 92.7%
2019 87.01 60th 1037 94.2%
2021 78.82 169th 1050 83.9%
2022 84.32 109th 1067 89.8%
2023 88.63 59th 1067 94.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.83 6th 67 91.0%
2019 79.24 10th 76 86.8%
2021 92.69 5th 85 94.1%
2023 78.52 21st 96 78.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.95 8th 287 97.2%
2019 97.82 1st 275 99.6%
2021 98.85 1st 222 99.5%
2022 96.66 6th 248 97.6%
2023 98.02 2nd 249 99.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.56 301st 721 58.3%
2019 42.10 400th 742 46.1%
2021 61.93 201st 746 73.1%
2022 76.95 90th 748 88.0%
2023 84.02 57th 770 92.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.17 235th 854 72.5%
2019 69.26 184th 874 78.9%
2021 53.11 359th 847 57.6%
2022 70.44 163rd 859 81.0%
2023 59.34 308th 871 64.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.96 50th 997 95.0%
2019 83.34 89th 1002 91.1%
2021 80.37 137th 1004 86.4%
2022 83.50 100th 1017 90.2%
2023 90.53 33rd 1010 96.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.14 91st 997 90.9%
2019 88.16 49th 1002 95.1%
2021 72.46 223rd 1003 77.8%
2022 82.76 117th 1017 88.5%
2023 83.97 96th 1011 90.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.99 4th 107 96.3%
2019 91.99 9th 122 92.6%
2021 92.63 7th 106 93.4%
2022 94.14 3rd 110 97.3%
2023 92.63 9th 116 92.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 76.15 14th 141 90.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.24 10th 271 96.3%
2019 82.69 31st 266 88.3%
2021 87.74 17th 274 93.8%
2022 82.88 35th 296 88.2%
2023 89.31 23rd 290 92.1%
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Rank History for White students at Swanson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.90 219th 686 68.1%
2019 74.42 140th 718 80.5%
2021 58.25 273rd 699 60.9%
2022 67.84 193rd 704 72.6%
2023 75.93 121st 715 83.1%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Friday, May 6, 2022

Open Quote As good a public elementary school as you can find. My son is tought at his level. Very thorough and dedicated teaching staff. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Open Quote I think that the best thing happened to my third grade son is getting admitted into this school. He always struggled in reading since kindergarten but never found any noticeable improvement in him. But with in 2 months in Swanson he is reading much better and I am very happy and confident that he will get better grades in reading hearafter. Teachers are awesome and responds to my queries ASAP. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Open Quote My daughter transferred to Swanson from a private Catholic school when we moved into the Elmbrook district. I have heard so many good things about the schools, that I wanted to give it a try. Well, it paid off plus some!
Turns out my daughter (having 2 years of full time k4 and k5 education) was behind in reading and math compared to the other students. She has made progress, but she needs further resources that the school has offered. Compared to her previous school the curriculums were so different! I never expected there to be such a significant difference considering private schools have reputations for providing excellent education. Not to mention the private school she attended was one of the best in Milwaukee.
Well, my daughter brings home homework every day (in first grade) and it is much more advanced then my first grade homework ever was. I am nothing but impressed. We decided to transfer her sister who attends K4 at the private school to Swanson in the fall for kindergarten.
I feel this school deserves a much higher ranking than it has because of the exceptional education the school provides. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Swanson Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 542 24 43 13 0 n/a n/a 0 622
1999 559 23 37 11 1 n/a n/a 0 631
2000 562 26 39 20 0 n/a n/a 0 647
2001 540 25 37 19 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2002 537 18 38 17 0 n/a n/a 0 610
2003 537 18 38 17 0 n/a n/a 0 610
2004 554 23 41 13 1 n/a n/a 0 632
2005 511 27 57 13 0 n/a n/a 0 608
2006 493 29 68 19 2 n/a n/a 0 611
2007 482 26 88 21 0 n/a n/a 0 617
2008 516 38 94 21 0 n/a n/a 0 669
2009 477 31 91 25 0 n/a n/a 0 624
2010 455 30 93 34 2 n/a n/a 0 614
2011 426 24 99 36 1 3 28 0 617
2012 412 20 99 36 1 2 27 0 597
2013 463 18 115 47 4 2 34 0 683
2014 462 20 140 49 4 2 34 0 711
2015 471 11 149 54 4 2 41 0 732
2016 488 15 196 46 4 1 44 0 794
2017 453 19 182 44 5 1 45 0 749
2018 447 23 200 54 11 0 45 0 780
2019 425 22 186 63 8 0 46 0 750
2020 438 24 187 50 3 1 43 0 746
2021 458 30 167 50 3 1 43 0 752
2022 485 21 177 67 8 1 48 0 807
2023 497 18 162 82 8 1 55 0 823

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 Swanson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 622 39.0 15.9 3.5
1999 631 40.0 15.8 4.4
2000 647 44.7 14.5 4.8
2001 621 41.4 15.0 5
2002 610 42.2 14.5 8.4
2003 610 42.2 14.5 8.4
2004 632 42.5 14.9 8.4
2005 608 44.0 13.8 n/a
2006 611 40.4 15.1 n/a
2007 617 40.4 15.3 8.1
2008 669 40.7 16.4 9.3
2009 624 38.8 16.1 8.8
2010 614 37.1 16.5 11.9
2011 617 37.7 16.3 12.6
2012 597 34.3 17.3 14.9
2013 683 40.3 16.9 15.7
2014 711 44.8 15.8 10.7
2015 732 n/a n/a 10.7
2016 794 48.0 16.5 11.1
2017 749 50.0 14.9 12.1
2018 780 48.1 16.1 10.3
2019 750 50.7 14.7 11.1
2020 746 51.4 14.5 12.1
2021 752 51.6 14.5 15
2022 807 55.8 14.4 12.6
2023 823 52.6 15.6 10.3

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 Swanson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 622 39.0 15.9 3.5
1999 631 40.0 15.8 4.4
2000 647 44.7 14.5 4.8
2001 621 41.4 15.0 5
2002 610 42.2 14.5 8.4
2003 610 42.2 14.5 8.4
2004 632 42.5 14.9 8.4
2005 608 44.0 13.8 n/a
2006 611 40.4 15.1 n/a
2007 617 40.4 15.3 8.1
2008 669 40.7 16.4 9.3
2009 624 38.8 16.1 8.8
2010 614 37.1 16.5 11.9
2011 617 37.7 16.3 12.6
2012 597 34.3 17.3 14.9
2013 683 40.3 16.9 15.7
2014 711 44.8 15.8 10.7
2015 732 n/a n/a 10.7
2016 794 48.0 16.5 11.1
2017 749 50.0 14.9 12.1
2018 780 48.1 16.1 10.3
2019 750 50.7 14.7 11.1
2020 746 51.4 14.5 12.1
2021 752 51.6 14.5 15
2022 807 55.8 14.4 12.6
2023 823 52.6 15.6 10.3

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 Swanson Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $239 (2.1%) $10,970 (97.9%) $11,208
2020 $290 (2.5%) $11,263 (97.5%) $11,554
2021 $601 (4.9%) $11,541 (95.1%) $12,142

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Swanson Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 60th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 59th of 1067 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Swanson Elementary)62.666.4
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Elmbrook School District)58.666.5
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Swanson Elementary)74.478.2
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Elmbrook School District)73.474.9
 1.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Swanson Elementary)67.270.3
 3.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Elmbrook School District)65.573.2
 7.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Swanson Elementary)81.974.2
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Elmbrook School District)7676.2
 0.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Swanson Elementary)70.776.6
 5.9%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Elmbrook School District)73.982
 8.1%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Swanson Elementary)73.371.1
 2.2%
   4th Grade Science (Elmbrook School District)72.774.2
 1.4%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Swanson Elementary)59.762.9
 3.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Elmbrook School District)64.365.8
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Swanson Elementary)69.172.8
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Elmbrook School District)76.477.8
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.848.4
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students750823
 9.7%
African American2218
 18.2%
American Indian88
Asian186162
 12.9%
Hispanic6382
 30.2%
Pacific Islander01
White425497
 16.9%
Two or More Races4655
 19.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.1%10.3%
 0.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Swanson Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 823 students attended Swanson Elementary.

Students who attend Swanson Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wisconsin Hills Middle
High : Brookfield Central High

Yes. Swanson Elementary ranks in the top 5.5% of Wisconsin elementary schools.

Students at Swanson Elementary are 60% White, 20% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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