Dousman Elementary

Summary:

Dousman Elementary is a public elementary school serving 339 students in grades PK-5 in the Kettle Moraine School District in Dousman, Wisconsin. While the school has a predominantly white student population, it faces several challenges, including lower academic performance, declining statewide rankings, and increasing chronic absenteeism compared to nearby schools and state averages.

Dousman Elementary's academic performance, as measured by the percentage of students proficient or better on the Forward Exam, is generally lower than the Kettle Moraine School District and the state of Wisconsin averages across various grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, Dousman Elementary's 3rd grade English Language Arts proficiency rate was 43.75%, compared to the district's 49.53% and the state's 37.88%. Similarly, the school's 5th grade Mathematics proficiency rate was 50%, compared to the district's 68.32% and the state's 48.35%. Additionally, Dousman Elementary's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from a high of 106 out of 1,061 Wisconsin elementary schools in 2013-2014 to a low of 539 out of 1,067 in 2022-2023, indicating a decline in performance relative to other schools in the state.

Dousman Elementary's performance also varies across different student subgroups, with the school's ranking for male students generally higher than for female students, and the ranking for special education students higher than for low socioeconomic status students, suggesting achievement gaps between these groups. Furthermore, the school has experienced an increase in chronic absenteeism, from 3.1% in 2020-2021 to 6.8% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state's chronic absenteeism rate of 5.6% in the 2021-2022 school year. These findings suggest that Dousman Elementary may need to implement targeted interventions and strategies to address the specific needs of its student population and improve overall academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 341 E Ottawa Ave
       Dousman, WI  53118-9363


(262) 965-6550

District: Kettle Moraine School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
539th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,228 Help


Students who attend Dousman Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Kettle Moraine Middle
High:    Kettle Moraine High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  339

Racial breakdown:

White:
88.5%
Hispanic:
8.3%
Asian:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Dousman Elementary ranks worse than 50.5% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Kettle Moraine School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.9. (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 Dousman Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Kettle Moraine School District. Racial makeup is: White (88.5%), Hispanic (8.3%), Asian (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Kettle Moraine School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dousman Elementary is 13.5, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Kettle Moraine School District! (See more...)
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Compare Dousman Elementary employs 25.1 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dousman Elementary is $12,228. 3 elementary schools in the Kettle Moraine School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dousman Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Dousman Elementary 539th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Dousman Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Kettle Moraine School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kettle Moraine School District 36th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Dousman Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Dousman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 82.57 68th 633 89.3%
2005 65.17 268th 632 57.6%
2006 74.85 160th 712 77.5%
2008 78.50 121st 1021 88.1%
2009 79.62 105th 1030 89.8%
2010 81.82 69th 1045 93.4%
2011 71.95 229th 1046 78.1%
2012 71.64 246th 1045 76.5%
2013 78.21 142nd 1053 86.5%
2014 81.67 106th 1061 90.0%
2015 70.36 281st 1076 73.9%
2016 80.69 147th 1075 86.3%
2017 80.78 145th 1071 86.5%
2018 64.25 359th 1025 65.0%
2019 58.39 458th 1037 55.8%
2021 57.00 484th 1050 53.9%
2022 60.99 432nd 1067 59.5%
2023 54.90 539th 1067 49.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Dousman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.83 293rd 721 59.4%
2019 55.04 278th 742 62.5%
2021 63.57 188th 746 74.8%
2022 46.05 367th 748 50.9%
2023 40.81 447th 770 41.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dousman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.59 560th 854 34.4%
2019 36.72 610th 874 30.2%
2021 34.26 605th 847 28.6%
2022 38.08 570th 859 33.6%
2023 36.01 614th 871 29.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Dousman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.42 523rd 997 47.5%
2019 51.58 544th 1002 45.7%
2021 51.63 513th 1004 48.9%
2022 61.83 395th 1017 61.2%
2023 49.86 565th 1010 44.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Dousman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.88 222nd 997 77.7%
2019 65.33 323rd 1002 67.8%
2021 61.03 397th 1003 60.4%
2022 58.93 423rd 1017 58.4%
2023 58.61 446th 1011 55.9%
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Rank History for White students at Dousman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.09 310th 686 54.8%
2019 47.88 392nd 718 45.4%
2021 52.83 323rd 699 53.8%
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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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by a parent on FaceBook
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Open Quote They have a wonderful ADD/ADHD program, along with other special needs teachers for all subjects! Both of my children prefer this school over their last school. The teachers email me weekly on how their are doing and when needed, come up with new ideas on how to get my children more involved in class. Including special lunches with the friends of their choice and the teacher of their choice! They are wonderful at helping them with homework/classwork that they do not understand. Both of my children have special one on one time with certain subjects to complete assignments in school and better understand what they are learning. In addition to parent teacher conf. we also have meetings to plan how to better help them. I have never met a more dedicated or helpful teaching staff. My kids just completed second and third grade. If your children are doing well in school or need that additional push, I highly recomend this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dousman Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 438 1 4 4 n/a n/a n/a 0 447
1989 446 1 1 5 n/a n/a n/a 0 453
1990 476 1 1 13 0 n/a n/a 0 491
1991 427 0 4 15 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1992 437 1 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 456
1993 464 1 6 11 2 n/a n/a 0 484
1994 460 0 6 10 2 n/a n/a 0 478
1995 489 2 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1996 489 2 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1997 516 1 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1998 533 2 7 10 1 n/a n/a 0 553
1999 522 3 6 10 0 n/a n/a 0 541
2000 482 0 5 11 2 n/a n/a 0 500
2001 462 0 3 11 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2002 507 4 5 10 5 n/a n/a 0 531
2003 507 4 5 10 5 n/a n/a 0 531
2004 498 3 8 16 2 n/a n/a 0 527
2005 533 4 8 18 3 n/a n/a 0 566
2006 562 3 8 16 2 n/a n/a 0 591
2007 524 6 9 16 1 n/a n/a 0 556
2008 479 5 6 17 0 n/a n/a 0 507
2009 477 6 5 20 2 n/a n/a 0 510
2010 479 5 2 21 1 n/a n/a 0 508
2011 458 3 3 22 0 0 11 0 497
2012 470 3 2 23 1 0 11 0 510
2013 442 2 3 25 0 0 10 0 482
2014 422 2 2 24 0 0 7 0 457
2015 404 3 2 25 0 0 8 0 442
2016 380 2 1 28 0 0 8 0 419
2017 375 4 1 29 2 0 10 0 421
2018 373 4 2 24 0 0 13 0 416
2019 371 5 4 26 0 0 14 0 420
2020 351 6 3 23 0 0 15 0 398
2021 316 3 6 24 0 0 12 0 361
2022 324 3 6 26 0 0 9 0 368
2023 300 1 5 28 0 0 5 0 339

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 Dousman Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 33.0 13.5 3.4
1989 453 33.2 13.6 4.6
1990 491 35.8 13.7 4.1
1991 446 28.0 15.9 2.7
1992 456 31.4 14.5 2.6
1993 484 31.2 15.5 2.3
1994 478 33.5 14.3 2.7
1995 506 33.4 15.1 2
1996 506 33.4 15.1 2
1997 532 33.7 15.8 2.6
1998 553 34.6 16.0 2.2
1999 541 35.7 15.2 4.6
2000 500 35.5 14.1 4
2001 477 35.1 13.6 4
2002 531 38.3 13.9 7.9
2003 531 38.3 13.9 7.9
2004 527 35.1 15.0 6.3
2005 566 36.5 15.5 n/a
2006 591 37.6 15.7 n/a
2007 556 35.9 15.5 7
2008 507 32.8 15.5 8.5
2009 510 32.4 15.7 10
2010 508 31.9 15.8 12.2
2011 497 30.3 16.3 12.1
2012 510 31.5 16.1 14.7
2013 482 32.3 14.8 18.3
2014 457 30.5 14.9 19.9
2015 442 n/a n/a 19.2
2016 419 28.0 14.9 16.7
2017 421 26.9 15.6 15.4
2018 416 27.5 15.1 13
2019 420 24.7 16.9 18.3
2020 398 24.3 16.3 13.1
2021 361 25.0 14.4 20.2
2022 368 25.3 14.5 15.5
2023 339 25.1 13.5 17.4

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 Dousman Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 33.0 13.5 3.4
1989 453 33.2 13.6 4.6
1990 491 35.8 13.7 4.1
1991 446 28.0 15.9 2.7
1992 456 31.4 14.5 2.6
1993 484 31.2 15.5 2.3
1994 478 33.5 14.3 2.7
1995 506 33.4 15.1 2
1996 506 33.4 15.1 2
1997 532 33.7 15.8 2.6
1998 553 34.6 16.0 2.2
1999 541 35.7 15.2 4.6
2000 500 35.5 14.1 4
2001 477 35.1 13.6 4
2002 531 38.3 13.9 7.9
2003 531 38.3 13.9 7.9
2004 527 35.1 15.0 6.3
2005 566 36.5 15.5 n/a
2006 591 37.6 15.7 n/a
2007 556 35.9 15.5 7
2008 507 32.8 15.5 8.5
2009 510 32.4 15.7 10
2010 508 31.9 15.8 12.2
2011 497 30.3 16.3 12.1
2012 510 31.5 16.1 14.7
2013 482 32.3 14.8 18.3
2014 457 30.5 14.9 19.9
2015 442 n/a n/a 19.2
2016 419 28.0 14.9 16.7
2017 421 26.9 15.6 15.4
2018 416 27.5 15.1 13
2019 420 24.7 16.9 18.3
2020 398 24.3 16.3 13.1
2021 361 25.0 14.4 20.2
2022 368 25.3 14.5 15.5
2023 339 25.1 13.5 17.4

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 Dousman Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $405 (3.6%) $10,858 (96.4%) $11,263
2020 $399 (3.6%) $10,786 (96.4%) $11,186
2021 $586 (4.8%) $11,643 (95.2%) $12,228

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dousman 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 458th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 539th of 1067 Elementary schools
 6.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Dousman Elementary)37.543.8
 6.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine School District)53.649.5
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Dousman Elementary)46.441.7
 4.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine School District)64.758.9
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Dousman Elementary)52.640.7
 11.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine School District)6059
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Dousman Elementary)42.347.5
 5.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine School District)54.962
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Dousman Elementary)60.362.7
 2.5%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Kettle Moraine School District)66.678.1
 11.5%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Dousman Elementary)57.757.6
 0.1%
   4th Grade Science (Kettle Moraine School District)67.369.3
 2%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Dousman Elementary)48.540.5
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Kettle Moraine School District)57.560.9
 3.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Dousman Elementary)60.650
 10.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine School District)6268.3
 6.3%
   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 Students420339
 19.3%
African American51
 80%
American Indian00
Asian45
 25%
Hispanic2628
 7.7%
Pacific Islander00
White371300
 19.1%
Two or More Races145
 64.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.3%17.4%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dousman Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 339 students attended Dousman Elementary.

Students who attend Dousman Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kettle Moraine Middle
High : Kettle Moraine High

Students at Dousman Elementary are 88% White, 8% Hispanic, 1% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

Dousman Elementary ranks 539th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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