Park Lawn Elementary

Summary:

Park Lawn Elementary is a public elementary school serving grades PK-4 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, part of the highly-ranked Oconomowoc Area School District. With 429 students and a student-teacher ratio of 13:1, Park Lawn Elementary consistently performs as one of the top elementary schools in the state.

Park Lawn Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with a high percentage of students scoring proficient or better on the Forward Exam compared to state and district averages. For example, in 2022-2023, 79.52% of 4th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, far exceeding the statewide average of 45.75%. The school has been ranked among the top 50 elementary schools in Wisconsin for several years, reaching as high as 18th out of 1,067 schools in 2021-2022. Park Lawn Elementary also excels in the performance of various student subgroups, ranking 1st out of 290 Wisconsin elementary schools for Hispanic students and 23rd out of 770 for special education students.

While Park Lawn Elementary outperforms many nearby schools, the educational landscape in the Oconomowoc area is strong, with schools like Lake Country School and Stone Bank Elementary also demonstrating high academic achievement and statewide rankings. The school's low chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 1.8% to 10.8% over the past few years, is another notable strength, though addressing attendance issues could be an area of focus. Overall, Park Lawn Elementary is a high-performing school that provides a quality education to its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 300 Park Lawn St
       Oconomowoc, WI  53066-3528


(262) 560-8200

District: Oconomowoc Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
49th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,555 Help


Students who attend Park Lawn Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Silver Lake Intermediate
High:    Oconomowoc High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  429

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.0%
Hispanic:
7.5%
Two or more races:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Park Lawn Elementary ranks better than 95.4% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Oconomowoc Area School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.72. (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%), Hispanic (7.5%), two or more races (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Oconomowoc Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Park Lawn Elementary is 13. 2 elementary schools in the Oconomowoc Area School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Park Lawn Elementary is $12,555. 3 elementary schools in the Oconomowoc Area School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Park Lawn Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Park Lawn Elementary 49th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Park Lawn Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Oconomowoc Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Oconomowoc Area School District 39th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Park Lawn Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Park Lawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 59.53 320th 633 49.4%
2005 81.14 65th 632 89.7%
2006 77.79 127th 712 82.2%
2007 69.64 226th 689 67.2%
2008 61.79 447th 1021 56.2%
2009 59.79 482nd 1030 53.2%
2010 61.24 454th 1045 56.6%
2011 66.19 342nd 1046 67.3%
2012 60.11 488th 1045 53.3%
2013 77.95 145th 1053 86.2%
2014 68.31 290th 1061 72.7%
2015 49.03 642nd 1076 40.3%
2016 37.57 756th 1075 29.7%
2017 75.72 207th 1071 80.7%
2018 69.66 290th 1025 71.7%
2019 81.92 123rd 1037 88.1%
2021 85.08 101st 1050 90.4%
2022 93.26 18th 1067 98.3%
2023 89.72 49th 1067 95.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Park Lawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.34 145th 721 79.9%
2021 57.24 251st 746 66.4%
2022 79.45 74th 748 90.1%
2023 90.52 23rd 770 97.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Park Lawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.85 313th 854 63.3%
2019 49.38 433rd 874 50.5%
2021 91.39 14th 847 98.3%
2022 92.38 15th 859 98.3%
2023 82.18 66th 871 92.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Park Lawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.83 349th 997 65.0%
2019 88.32 42nd 1002 95.8%
2021 86.55 71st 1004 92.9%
2022 92.56 20th 1017 98.0%
2023 90.73 32nd 1010 96.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Park Lawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.31 215th 997 78.4%
2019 71.84 234th 1002 76.6%
2021 79.53 137th 1003 86.3%
2022 91.50 27th 1017 97.3%
2023 86.24 74th 1011 92.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Park Lawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.78 1st 290 99.7%
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Rank History for White students at Park Lawn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.04 202nd 686 70.6%
2019 81.47 80th 718 88.9%
2022 93.35 16th 704 97.7%
2023 88.01 38th 715 94.7%
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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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Friday, November 18, 2016

Open Quote This is a welcoming, fun, supportive place for kids to learn. I have no clue why someone gave Park Lawn such a poor rating. The teachers are wonderful the principal is amazing . . . Close Quote



Enrollment information for Park Lawn Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 411 n/a 3 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 415
1990 403 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1991 382 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 386
1992 404 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1993 422 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1994 399 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1995 390 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1996 390 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1997 465 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1998 456 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 461
1999 453 0 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2000 438 0 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2001 461 1 4 3 2 n/a n/a 0 471
2002 458 11 6 4 3 n/a n/a 0 482
2003 458 11 6 4 3 n/a n/a 0 482
2004 516 9 9 8 3 n/a n/a 0 545
2005 515 10 6 9 3 n/a n/a 0 543
2006 486 15 7 12 2 n/a n/a 0 522
2007 491 15 6 17 2 n/a n/a 0 531
2008 521 12 5 20 1 n/a n/a 0 559
2009 464 7 2 16 4 n/a n/a 0 493
2010 470 11 4 28 4 n/a n/a 0 517
2011 470 13 6 37 6 2 0 0 534
2012 444 5 8 31 5 0 1 0 494
2013 425 5 6 30 1 0 1 0 468
2014 404 9 6 33 2 0 0 0 454
2015 384 9 3 34 2 0 1 0 433
2016 382 2 2 30 1 0 12 0 429
2017 373 2 4 33 0 0 15 0 427
2018 364 5 3 45 0 1 13 0 431
2019 359 6 3 53 0 0 17 0 438
2020 379 10 5 44 0 0 14 0 452
2021 373 10 4 34 0 0 13 0 434
2022 389 9 2 35 0 0 15 0 450
2023 369 11 2 32 0 0 15 0 429

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 Park Lawn Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 415 23.0 18.0 0
1990 406 24.0 16.9 4.4
1991 386 24.5 15.7 3.6
1992 409 25.9 15.7 4.4
1993 425 24.9 17.1 4.5
1994 401 26.2 15.3 5.5
1995 393 25.5 15.4 4.6
1996 393 25.5 15.4 4.6
1997 468 31.3 15.0 4.3
1998 461 32.1 14.4 3.5
1999 459 33.3 13.8 6.1
2000 444 30.7 14.5 5.4
2001 471 29.1 16.2 5.3
2002 482 31.3 15.4 11.6
2003 482 31.3 15.4 11.6
2004 545 35.6 15.3 11.2
2005 543 36.0 15.1 n/a
2006 522 35.9 14.5 n/a
2007 531 35.4 15.0 10.9
2008 559 37.9 14.7 17.5
2009 493 31.3 15.8 11.4
2010 517 31.0 16.6 24.2
2011 534 31.5 16.9 28.8
2012 494 31.3 15.7 27.1
2013 468 31.2 14.9 24.8
2014 454 28.2 16.0 26.7
2015 433 n/a n/a 28.2
2016 429 25.0 17.1 24.9
2017 427 26.8 15.9 22
2018 431 27.4 15.7 26.5
2019 438 28.5 15.3 28.3
2020 452 32.5 13.9 26.8
2021 434 32.5 13.3 29.3
2022 450 29.8 15.0 25.6
2023 429 32.8 13.0 24.9

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 Park Lawn Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 415 23.0 18.0 0
1990 406 24.0 16.9 4.4
1991 386 24.5 15.7 3.6
1992 409 25.9 15.7 4.4
1993 425 24.9 17.1 4.5
1994 401 26.2 15.3 5.5
1995 393 25.5 15.4 4.6
1996 393 25.5 15.4 4.6
1997 468 31.3 15.0 4.3
1998 461 32.1 14.4 3.5
1999 459 33.3 13.8 6.1
2000 444 30.7 14.5 5.4
2001 471 29.1 16.2 5.3
2002 482 31.3 15.4 11.6
2003 482 31.3 15.4 11.6
2004 545 35.6 15.3 11.2
2005 543 36.0 15.1 n/a
2006 522 35.9 14.5 n/a
2007 531 35.4 15.0 10.9
2008 559 37.9 14.7 17.5
2009 493 31.3 15.8 11.4
2010 517 31.0 16.6 24.2
2011 534 31.5 16.9 28.8
2012 494 31.3 15.7 27.1
2013 468 31.2 14.9 24.8
2014 454 28.2 16.0 26.7
2015 433 n/a n/a 28.2
2016 429 25.0 17.1 24.9
2017 427 26.8 15.9 22
2018 431 27.4 15.7 26.5
2019 438 28.5 15.3 28.3
2020 452 32.5 13.9 26.8
2021 434 32.5 13.3 29.3
2022 450 29.8 15.0 25.6
2023 429 32.8 13.0 24.9

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 Park Lawn Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $299 (2.6%) $11,118 (97.4%) $11,417
2020 $522 (4.3%) $11,566 (95.7%) $12,088
2021 $444 (3.5%) $12,110 (96.5%) $12,555

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Park Lawn 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 123rd of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 49th of 1067 Elementary schools
 7.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Park Lawn Elementary)57.550.9
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Oconomowoc Area School District)53.662.7
 9.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Park Lawn Elementary)59.871.2
 11.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Oconomowoc Area School District)72.181.3
 9.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Park Lawn Elementary)7279.5
 7.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Oconomowoc Area School District)55.669.9
 14.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Park Lawn Elementary)7475.9
 1.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Oconomowoc Area School District)68.371.4
 3.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Park Lawn Elementary)8285.5
 3.5%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Oconomowoc Area School District)6876.6
 8.6%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Park Lawn Elementary)6679.5
 13.5%
   4th Grade Science (Oconomowoc Area School District)70.669.7
 0.9%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students438429
 2.1%
African American611
 83.3%
American Indian00
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic5332
 39.6%
Pacific Islander00
White359369
 2.8%
Two or More Races1715
 11.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.3%24.9%
 3.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Park Lawn Elementary

Yes! Park Lawn Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 49th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 429 students attended Park Lawn Elementary.

Students at Park Lawn Elementary are 86% White, 7% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 3% African American.

Students who attend Park Lawn Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Silver Lake Intermediate
High : Oconomowoc 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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