Wales Elementary

Summary:

Wales Elementary is a public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in the Kettle Moraine School District, with a student population of 323. The school has consistently been ranked among the top elementary schools in Wisconsin, with a current statewide ranking of 130 out of 1,067 schools and a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Wales Elementary stands out for its exceptional academic performance, consistently outperforming the state and district averages in proficiency across various subjects and grade levels. For instance, in the 2022-2023 school year, 68.89% of 5th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 60.89% for the Kettle Moraine School District and 39.18% for the state. Similarly, 82.22% of 5th-grade students were proficient or better in Mathematics, surpassing the district's 68.32% and the state's 48.35%. The school's low chronic absenteeism rate of 5.6% in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to 3.3% the previous year, is another positive indicator of student engagement and attendance.

While Wales Elementary's student population is relatively homogeneous, with 86.07% of students identifying as White in the 2022-2023 school year, the school maintains a lower student-teacher ratio of 13.6, compared to the district average of 14.3 and the state average of 14.7. When compared to nearby schools, such as Magee Elementary and Kettle Moraine Explore, which also demonstrate strong academic performance, Wales Elementary continues to stand out as a high-performing institution that provides a supportive learning environment for its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 219 N Oak Crest Dr
       Wales, WI  53183-9711


(262) 968-6400

District: Kettle Moraine School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
130th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,229 Help


Students who attend Wales Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Kettle Moraine Middle
High:    Kettle Moraine High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  323

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.1%
Hispanic:
7.1%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wales Elementary ranks better than 87.8% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 4th 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 82.61. (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 (86.1%), Hispanic (7.1%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wales Elementary is 13.6, which is the 2nd best among 5 elementary schools in the Kettle Moraine School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wales Elementary is $12,229. 2 elementary schools in the Kettle Moraine School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wales Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Wales Elementary 130th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Wales 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 Wales Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Wales Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.14 97th 633 84.7%
2006 85.04 49th 712 93.1%
2007 79.15 89th 689 87.1%
2008 77.04 144th 1021 85.9%
2009 77.42 146th 1030 85.8%
2010 77.16 147th 1045 85.9%
2011 70.42 261st 1046 75.0%
2012 72.61 216th 1045 79.3%
2013 80.93 103rd 1053 90.2%
2014 83.83 86th 1061 91.9%
2015 81.14 113th 1076 89.5%
2016 76.52 195th 1075 81.9%
2017 64.79 367th 1071 65.7%
2018 67.29 317th 1025 69.1%
2019 74.38 220th 1037 78.8%
2021 83.15 118th 1050 88.8%
2022 82.89 129th 1067 87.9%
2023 82.61 130th 1067 87.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wales Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.44 334th 721 53.7%
2019 79.20 81st 742 89.1%
2021 58.05 239th 746 68.0%
2022 42.77 416th 748 44.4%
2023 63.07 221st 770 71.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wales Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.96 462nd 854 45.9%
2019 56.57 337th 874 61.4%
2021 72.70 145th 847 82.9%
2022 60.95 292nd 859 66.0%
2023 63.61 254th 871 70.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Wales Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.94 270th 997 72.9%
2019 68.26 295th 1002 70.6%
2021 85.10 90th 1004 91.0%
2022 80.65 134th 1017 86.8%
2023 78.78 161st 1010 84.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Wales Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.91 376th 997 62.3%
2019 77.86 157th 1002 84.3%
2021 75.07 192nd 1003 80.9%
2022 82.11 124th 1017 87.8%
2023 82.96 112th 1011 88.9%
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Rank History for White students at Wales Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.23 355th 686 48.3%
2019 62.74 254th 718 64.6%
2021 84.05 67th 699 90.4%
2022 72.59 158th 704 77.6%
2023 81.55 85th 715 88.1%
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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 Wales Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 493 2 1 4 2 n/a n/a 0 502
1990 470 1 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1991 468 2 6 9 0 n/a n/a 0 485
1992 475 1 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 490
1993 483 1 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 496
1994 462 0 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 470
1995 460 2 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1996 460 2 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1997 447 2 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1998 404 1 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 413
1999 416 3 9 3 1 n/a n/a 0 432
2000 422 5 6 4 3 n/a n/a 0 440
2001 436 4 6 3 3 n/a n/a 0 452
2002 508 2 3 3 3 n/a n/a 0 519
2003 508 2 3 3 3 n/a n/a 0 519
2004 525 4 5 3 2 n/a n/a 0 539
2005 531 4 4 4 2 n/a n/a 0 545
2006 524 2 4 8 2 n/a n/a 0 540
2007 515 4 5 11 2 n/a n/a 0 537
2008 489 4 3 11 2 n/a n/a 0 509
2009 498 3 5 11 2 n/a n/a 0 519
2010 467 3 6 9 1 n/a n/a 0 486
2011 426 2 9 14 2 0 3 0 456
2012 428 2 9 15 2 0 5 0 461
2013 400 1 8 12 1 0 9 0 431
2014 285 1 2 10 0 0 9 0 307
2015 274 1 2 14 0 0 10 0 301
2016 293 1 5 15 0 0 14 0 328
2017 322 0 4 16 0 1 15 0 358
2018 315 2 4 17 0 1 16 0 355
2019 304 2 7 14 1 1 16 0 345
2020 304 2 4 26 1 1 15 0 353
2021 290 2 2 26 1 1 18 0 340
2022 303 2 1 23 1 0 15 0 345
2023 278 1 2 23 1 0 18 0 323

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 Wales Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 502 33.3 15.0 2.2
1990 483 33.1 14.5 2.9
1991 485 32.4 14.9 2.3
1992 490 34.1 14.3 2.7
1993 496 31.2 15.9 2.2
1994 470 32.4 14.5 2.6
1995 467 28.1 16.6 1.9
1996 467 28.1 16.6 1.9
1997 454 28.0 16.2 2.6
1998 413 28.7 14.4 2.2
1999 432 28.5 15.2 4.6
2000 440 31.3 14.1 4.1
2001 452 30.6 14.8 4.2
2002 519 33.2 15.6 2.3
2003 519 33.2 15.6 2.3
2004 539 31.9 16.9 2.2
2005 545 35.6 15.3 n/a
2006 540 34.1 15.8 n/a
2007 537 31.9 16.8 4.8
2008 509 30.4 16.7 4.1
2009 519 30.2 17.2 5.4
2010 486 29.5 16.4 9.3
2011 456 27.5 16.5 12.5
2012 461 27.0 17.0 12.6
2013 431 26.2 16.4 13
2014 307 20.1 15.2 14
2015 301 n/a n/a 12.6
2016 328 21.0 15.6 11.6
2017 358 21.6 16.5 12.6
2018 355 22.1 16.0 11
2019 345 21.3 16.1 13.6
2020 353 21.3 16.5 13
2021 340 22.2 15.2 15.9
2022 345 22.9 15.0 15.4
2023 323 23.6 13.6 14.6

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 Wales Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 502 33.3 15.0 2.2
1990 483 33.1 14.5 2.9
1991 485 32.4 14.9 2.3
1992 490 34.1 14.3 2.7
1993 496 31.2 15.9 2.2
1994 470 32.4 14.5 2.6
1995 467 28.1 16.6 1.9
1996 467 28.1 16.6 1.9
1997 454 28.0 16.2 2.6
1998 413 28.7 14.4 2.2
1999 432 28.5 15.2 4.6
2000 440 31.3 14.1 4.1
2001 452 30.6 14.8 4.2
2002 519 33.2 15.6 2.3
2003 519 33.2 15.6 2.3
2004 539 31.9 16.9 2.2
2005 545 35.6 15.3 n/a
2006 540 34.1 15.8 n/a
2007 537 31.9 16.8 4.8
2008 509 30.4 16.7 4.1
2009 519 30.2 17.2 5.4
2010 486 29.5 16.4 9.3
2011 456 27.5 16.5 12.5
2012 461 27.0 17.0 12.6
2013 431 26.2 16.4 13
2014 307 20.1 15.2 14
2015 301 n/a n/a 12.6
2016 328 21.0 15.6 11.6
2017 358 21.6 16.5 12.6
2018 355 22.1 16.0 11
2019 345 21.3 16.1 13.6
2020 353 21.3 16.5 13
2021 340 22.2 15.2 15.9
2022 345 22.9 15.0 15.4
2023 323 23.6 13.6 14.6

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 Wales Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $240 (2.0%) $11,999 (98.0%) $12,239
2020 $157 (1.4%) $11,306 (98.6%) $11,463
2021 $260 (2.1%) $11,969 (97.9%) $12,229

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wales Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 220th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 130th of 1067 Elementary schools
 9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wales Elementary)50.943.6
 7.3%
   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 (Wales Elementary)72.763.6
 9.1%
   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 (Wales Elementary)57.165.1
 8%
   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 (Wales Elementary)60.769.8
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Kettle Moraine School District)54.962
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Wales Elementary)66.186.1
 20%
   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 (Wales Elementary)7562.8
 12.2%
   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 (Wales Elementary)50.968.9
 18%
   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 (Wales Elementary)49.282.2
 33.1%
   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 Students345323
 6.4%
African American21
 50%
American Indian11
Asian72
 71.4%
Hispanic1423
 64.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White304278
 8.6%
Two or More Races1618
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.6%14.6%
 0.9%


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Wales Elementary ranks 130th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Wales Elementary are 86% White, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

Students who attend Wales Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kettle Moraine Middle
High : Kettle Moraine High

In the 2022-23 school year, 323 students attended Wales Elementary.


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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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