Westlawn Elementary

Summary:

Westlawn Elementary is a public elementary school located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 293. The school is part of the Cedarburg School District, which is ranked 5 out of 424 districts in Wisconsin and is rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Westlawn Elementary consistently ranks among the top Wisconsin elementary schools, ranking as high as 21st out of 1,067 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's students perform exceptionally well on the Forward Exam, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the state averages across multiple grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, 83.72% of 4th-grade students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 46.47%. However, the school has a relatively homogeneous student population, with 88.74% of students identifying as White in the 2022-2023 school year, in contrast to some nearby schools like MacArthur Elementary and Donges Bay Elementary, which have more diverse student populations.

Westlawn Elementary also has a lower percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (18.77% in 2022-2023) compared to some nearby schools, such as Saukville Elementary (27.46%). This may contribute to the school's academic success, as research has shown a correlation between socioeconomic status and educational outcomes. However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 0.9% in 2020-2021 to 6.9% in 2022-2023, which is in contrast to the nearby Thorson Elementary, which had a chronic absenteeism rate of only 2.8% in 2022-2023.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 W64N319 Madison Ave
       Cedarburg, WI  53012-2399


(262) 376-6900

District: Cedarburg School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
21st of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,333 Help


Students who attend Westlawn Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Webster Middle
High:    Cedarburg High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  293

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.7%
Asian:
4.4%
Hispanic:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Westlawn Elementary ranks better than 98% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Cedarburg School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.04. (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 Westlawn Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Cedarburg School District. Racial makeup is: White (88.7%), Asian (4.4%), Hispanic (4.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Cedarburg School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westlawn Elementary is 14.4, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Cedarburg School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westlawn Elementary is $12,333, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Cedarburg School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westlawn Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Westlawn Elementary 21st of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Westlawn Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Cedarburg School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cedarburg School District 5th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Westlawn Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Westlawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 89.92 8th 633 98.7%
2005 74.67 152nd 632 75.9%
2007 89.29 10th 689 98.5%
2008 85.03 25th 1021 97.6%
2009 87.28 11th 1030 98.9%
2010 83.80 48th 1045 95.4%
2011 82.02 63rd 1046 94.0%
2012 78.12 105th 1045 90.0%
2013 88.39 34th 1053 96.8%
2014 89.87 22nd 1061 97.9%
2015 83.94 77th 1076 92.8%
2016 81.64 138th 1075 87.2%
2017 80.06 153rd 1071 85.7%
2018 71.48 256th 1025 75.0%
2019 83.88 90th 1037 91.3%
2021 92.21 31st 1050 97.0%
2022 88.07 61st 1067 94.3%
2023 93.04 21st 1067 98.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westlawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.88 527th 721 26.9%
2019 80.26 76th 742 89.8%
2021 67.05 161st 746 78.4%
2022 56.76 253rd 748 66.2%
2023 74.24 123rd 770 84.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westlawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.32 213th 854 75.1%
2019 78.92 83rd 874 90.5%
2021 89.21 25th 847 97.0%
2022 85.97 38th 859 95.6%
2023 78.05 89th 871 89.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Westlawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.89 194th 997 80.5%
2019 90.53 28th 1002 97.2%
2021 85.40 82nd 1004 91.8%
2022 83.34 102nd 1017 90.0%
2023 88.56 47th 1010 95.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Westlawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.20 351st 997 64.8%
2019 71.61 239th 1002 76.1%
2021 95.02 8th 1003 99.2%
2022 90.65 30th 1017 97.1%
2023 94.30 9th 1011 99.1%
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Rank History for White students at Westlawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.00 244th 686 64.4%
2021 92.78 18th 699 97.4%
2022 95.64 7th 704 99.0%
2023 89.50 30th 715 95.8%
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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 Westlawn Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 172 0 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 178
1992 202 0 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 212
1993 244 0 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 252
1994 289 1 6 2 2 n/a n/a 0 300
1995 272 1 2 1 2 n/a n/a 0 278
1996 272 1 2 1 2 n/a n/a 0 278
1997 274 2 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 284
1998 290 1 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 297
1999 296 4 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 304
2000 285 6 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 298
2001 278 4 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 295
2002 302 5 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 312
2003 302 5 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 312
2004 321 3 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 330
2005 315 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 321
2006 307 6 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 321
2007 301 5 8 1 5 n/a n/a 0 320
2008 307 5 9 1 3 n/a n/a 0 325
2009 297 5 9 5 3 n/a n/a 0 319
2010 301 5 14 2 4 n/a n/a 0 326
2011 292 2 10 5 0 1 8 0 318
2012 272 2 8 6 0 1 11 0 300
2013 294 3 7 11 1 1 12 0 329
2014 292 10 8 12 3 1 11 0 337
2015 287 10 11 15 3 1 4 0 331
2016 259 12 12 13 2 1 5 0 304
2017 300 8 10 11 2 0 6 0 337
2018 292 9 10 12 1 0 8 0 332
2019 278 9 11 12 1 0 5 0 316
2020 268 6 11 12 0 0 11 0 308
2021 264 5 11 10 0 0 12 0 302
2022 256 5 10 10 0 1 11 0 293
2023 260 1 13 13 0 0 6 0 293

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 Westlawn Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 178 12.4 14.3 1.7
1992 212 15.0 14.1 1.9
1993 252 15.7 16.1 2.4
1994 300 16.8 17.9 2
1995 278 16.8 16.5 1.1
1996 278 16.8 16.5 1.1
1997 284 18.0 15.8 1.1
1998 297 17.0 17.5 1.3
1999 304 18.5 16.4 2.6
2000 298 18.8 15.9 2
2001 295 18.5 15.9 1.7
2002 312 22.0 14.2 5.8
2003 312 22.0 14.2 5.8
2004 330 21.5 15.3 6.1
2005 321 22.0 14.6 n/a
2006 321 21.5 14.9 n/a
2007 320 21.0 15.2 5.3
2008 325 20.7 15.7 5.5
2009 319 19.7 16.2 9.7
2010 326 19.3 16.8 14.4
2011 318 20.2 15.7 13.5
2012 300 18.2 16.4 14
2013 329 20.1 16.3 14.3
2014 337 20.1 16.7 16.6
2015 331 n/a n/a 18.4
2016 304 23.0 13.2 16.4
2017 337 21.6 15.5 11.3
2018 332 21.9 15.1 11.1
2019 316 21.1 14.9 14.9
2020 308 20.2 15.2 12
2021 302 19.7 15.2 17.2
2022 293 20.9 13.9 20.1
2023 293 20.3 14.4 18.8

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 Westlawn Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 178 12.4 14.3 1.7
1992 212 15.0 14.1 1.9
1993 252 15.7 16.1 2.4
1994 300 16.8 17.9 2
1995 278 16.8 16.5 1.1
1996 278 16.8 16.5 1.1
1997 284 18.0 15.8 1.1
1998 297 17.0 17.5 1.3
1999 304 18.5 16.4 2.6
2000 298 18.8 15.9 2
2001 295 18.5 15.9 1.7
2002 312 22.0 14.2 5.8
2003 312 22.0 14.2 5.8
2004 330 21.5 15.3 6.1
2005 321 22.0 14.6 n/a
2006 321 21.5 14.9 n/a
2007 320 21.0 15.2 5.3
2008 325 20.7 15.7 5.5
2009 319 19.7 16.2 9.7
2010 326 19.3 16.8 14.4
2011 318 20.2 15.7 13.5
2012 300 18.2 16.4 14
2013 329 20.1 16.3 14.3
2014 337 20.1 16.7 16.6
2015 331 n/a n/a 18.4
2016 304 23.0 13.2 16.4
2017 337 21.6 15.5 11.3
2018 332 21.9 15.1 11.1
2019 316 21.1 14.9 14.9
2020 308 20.2 15.2 12
2021 302 19.7 15.2 17.2
2022 293 20.9 13.9 20.1
2023 293 20.3 14.4 18.8

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 Westlawn Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $265 (2.3%) $11,301 (97.7%) $11,566
2020 $280 (2.4%) $11,199 (97.6%) $11,480
2021 $493 (4.0%) $11,840 (96.0%) $12,333

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westlawn 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 90th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 21st of 1067 Elementary schools
 6.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westlawn Elementary)73.963.4
 10.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cedarburg School District)71.473.4
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Westlawn Elementary)89.180.5
 8.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cedarburg School District)80.680.2
 0.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Westlawn Elementary)5883.7
 25.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cedarburg School District)65.679.1
 13.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Westlawn Elementary)7276.7
 4.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cedarburg School District)76.482.3
 5.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Westlawn Elementary)6895.4
 27.4%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Cedarburg School District)75.487.9
 12.5%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Westlawn Elementary)7276.7
 4.7%
   4th Grade Science (Cedarburg School District)74.476.7
 2.4%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Westlawn Elementary)57.763.6
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cedarburg School District)66.872.7
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Westlawn Elementary)59.677.3
 17.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cedarburg School District)66.383.4
 17.1%
   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 Students316293
 7.3%
African American91
 88.9%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1113
 18.2%
Hispanic1213
 8.3%
Pacific Islander00
White278260
 6.5%
Two or More Races56
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.9%18.8%
 3.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Westlawn Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 293 students attended Westlawn Elementary.

Yes! Westlawn Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 21st of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools.

Students at Westlawn Elementary are 89% White, 4% Asian, 4% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Westlawn Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Webster Middle
High : Cedarburg High


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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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