Lake Bluff Elementary

Summary:

Lake Bluff Elementary is a public elementary school in Shorewood, Wisconsin, serving 508 students in grades PK-6. As part of the highly-ranked Shorewood School District, Lake Bluff consistently performs among the top elementary schools in the state, ranking 17th out of 1,067 schools in the 2022-2023 school year.

Lake Bluff's students excel academically, with proficiency rates significantly higher than state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 6th-grade math, 80.95% of students were proficient or better, compared to 79.41% for the Shorewood district and just 42.64% statewide. The school also serves a diverse student population well, with strong performance across all racial subgroups. Additionally, Lake Bluff ranks highly for both special education students and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

In comparison to nearby schools, Lake Bluff outperforms the other Shorewood elementary, Atwater Elementary, on most academic metrics. In contrast, schools in the Milwaukee School District, such as King Junior Elementary, Riverwest Elementary, and Keefe Avenue Elementary, have significantly lower academic performance and higher rates of chronic absenteeism and free/reduced-price lunch eligibility.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 1600 E Lake Bluff Blvd
       Shorewood, WI  53211-1599


(414) 963-6972

District: Shorewood School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
17th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,427 Help


Students who attend Lake Bluff Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Shorewood Intermediate
High:    Shorewood High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  508

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.2%
Two or more races:
11.4%
Hispanic:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lake Bluff Elementary ranks better than 98.4% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.77. (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 (63.2%), two or more races (11.4%), Hispanic (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lake Bluff Elementary is 13.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lake Bluff Elementary is $13,427.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lake Bluff Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Bluff Elementary 17th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Lake Bluff Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Shorewood School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Shorewood School District 25th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lake Bluff Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 75.27 139th 633 78.0%
2005 72.37 184th 632 70.9%
2007 77.57 121st 689 82.4%
2008 77.24 138th 1021 86.5%
2009 83.22 42nd 1030 95.9%
2010 82.55 65th 1045 93.8%
2011 78.64 117th 1046 88.8%
2012 73.66 193rd 1045 81.5%
2013 89.65 22nd 1053 97.9%
2014 86.30 52nd 1061 95.1%
2015 81.12 114th 1076 89.4%
2016 82.38 132nd 1075 87.7%
2017 87.95 67th 1071 93.7%
2018 91.25 28th 1025 97.3%
2019 82.42 110th 1037 89.4%
2021 90.27 44th 1050 95.8%
2022 91.28 31st 1067 97.1%
2023 93.77 17th 1067 98.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 82.76 5th 77 93.5%
2023 81.72 15th 96 84.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.14 25th 721 96.5%
2019 91.05 19th 742 97.4%
2021 75.99 99th 746 86.7%
2022 85.46 47th 748 93.7%
2023 94.23 11th 770 98.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.19 67th 854 92.2%
2019 43.43 520th 874 40.5%
2021 80.09 78th 847 90.8%
2022 88.04 25th 859 97.1%
2023 90.95 23rd 871 97.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.20 37th 997 96.3%
2019 80.44 122nd 1002 87.8%
2021 91.03 33rd 1004 96.7%
2022 91.42 24th 1017 97.6%
2023 93.57 14th 1010 98.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.63 24th 997 97.6%
2019 81.95 109th 1002 89.1%
2021 86.85 65th 1003 93.5%
2022 88.51 42nd 1017 95.9%
2023 91.51 21st 1011 97.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.09 18th 107 83.2%
2019 78.28 28th 122 77.0%
2021 69.41 34th 106 67.9%
2022 67.01 39th 110 64.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.50 7th 165 95.8%
2019 66.43 33rd 161 79.5%
2021 88.73 6th 141 95.7%
2022 88.11 7th 133 94.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.67 17th 271 93.7%
2021 95.11 7th 274 97.4%
2022 84.73 32nd 296 89.2%
2023 90.75 20th 290 93.1%
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Rank History for White students at Lake Bluff Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.17 18th 686 97.4%
2019 86.78 52nd 718 92.8%
2021 93.28 16th 699 97.7%
2022 95.37 8th 704 98.9%
2023 95.91 5th 715 99.3%
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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 Lake Bluff Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 446 76 17 14 n/a n/a n/a 0 553
1989 461 69 20 20 n/a n/a n/a 0 570
1990 478 72 11 21 4 n/a n/a 0 586
1991 479 70 19 21 2 n/a n/a 0 591
1992 520 74 15 24 4 n/a n/a 0 637
1993 526 64 20 16 2 n/a n/a 0 628
1994 503 73 22 25 3 n/a n/a 0 626
1995 484 75 15 17 2 n/a n/a 0 593
1996 484 75 15 17 2 n/a n/a 0 593
1997 467 70 13 25 2 n/a n/a 0 577
1998 478 85 13 31 2 n/a n/a 0 609
1999 448 91 12 30 3 n/a n/a 0 584
2000 425 86 17 25 2 n/a n/a 0 555
2001 443 89 22 29 2 n/a n/a 0 585
2002 419 84 26 21 3 n/a n/a 0 553
2003 419 84 26 21 3 n/a n/a 0 553
2004 423 72 36 21 3 n/a n/a 0 555
2005 401 73 38 19 2 n/a n/a 0 533
2006 378 66 45 15 1 n/a n/a 0 505
2007 378 60 43 19 1 n/a n/a 0 501
2008 377 43 46 17 2 n/a n/a 0 485
2009 386 58 39 22 3 n/a n/a 0 508
2010 372 63 39 24 5 n/a n/a 0 503
2011 361 72 38 24 3 0 35 0 533
2012 365 72 43 26 3 0 32 0 541
2013 370 74 44 27 3 0 29 0 547
2014 390 73 52 31 4 0 31 0 581
2015 421 65 49 34 3 0 39 0 611
2016 430 59 57 32 2 1 44 0 625
2017 418 65 74 52 3 0 12 0 624
2018 392 52 68 52 0 0 21 0 585
2019 392 48 56 43 1 0 31 0 571
2020 390 35 57 46 0 0 46 0 574
2021 348 37 48 47 0 0 50 0 530
2022 333 39 41 48 0 0 46 0 507
2023 321 43 37 49 0 0 58 0 508

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 Lake Bluff Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 553 29.6 18.6 3.3
1989 570 32.6 17.4 3.7
1990 586 34.8 16.8 5.3
1991 591 36.8 16.0 5.9
1992 637 38.8 16.4 6.3
1993 628 39.7 15.8 6.4
1994 626 37.2 16.8 5.4
1995 593 35.0 16.9 5.7
1996 593 35.0 16.9 5.7
1997 577 34.7 16.6 6.2
1998 609 36.4 16.7 6.1
1999 584 39.5 14.8 9.1
2000 555 39.2 14.2 9
2001 585 38.0 15.4 9.9
2002 553 38.7 14.3 9.8
2003 553 38.7 14.3 9.8
2004 555 38.6 14.4 7.2
2005 533 35.4 15.1 n/a
2006 505 34.4 14.7 n/a
2007 501 33.1 15.1 10.4
2008 485 31.8 15.3 7.2
2009 508 32.8 15.5 12.2
2010 503 31.6 15.9 15.9
2011 533 33.6 15.8 18
2012 541 34.6 15.6 18.9
2013 547 32.5 16.8 19.7
2014 581 35.2 16.4 20
2015 611 n/a n/a 16.9
2016 625 39.0 16.0 14.1
2017 624 40.6 15.3 15.2
2018 585 42.3 13.8 13
2019 571 41.4 13.7 13.5
2020 574 41.2 13.9 10.8
2021 530 40.5 13.0 17.7
2022 507 42.5 11.9 20.5
2023 508 37.8 13.4 21.9

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 Lake Bluff Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 553 29.6 18.6 3.3
1989 570 32.6 17.4 3.7
1990 586 34.8 16.8 5.3
1991 591 36.8 16.0 5.9
1992 637 38.8 16.4 6.3
1993 628 39.7 15.8 6.4
1994 626 37.2 16.8 5.4
1995 593 35.0 16.9 5.7
1996 593 35.0 16.9 5.7
1997 577 34.7 16.6 6.2
1998 609 36.4 16.7 6.1
1999 584 39.5 14.8 9.1
2000 555 39.2 14.2 9
2001 585 38.0 15.4 9.9
2002 553 38.7 14.3 9.8
2003 553 38.7 14.3 9.8
2004 555 38.6 14.4 7.2
2005 533 35.4 15.1 n/a
2006 505 34.4 14.7 n/a
2007 501 33.1 15.1 10.4
2008 485 31.8 15.3 7.2
2009 508 32.8 15.5 12.2
2010 503 31.6 15.9 15.9
2011 533 33.6 15.8 18
2012 541 34.6 15.6 18.9
2013 547 32.5 16.8 19.7
2014 581 35.2 16.4 20
2015 611 n/a n/a 16.9
2016 625 39.0 16.0 14.1
2017 624 40.6 15.3 15.2
2018 585 42.3 13.8 13
2019 571 41.4 13.7 13.5
2020 574 41.2 13.9 10.8
2021 530 40.5 13.0 17.7
2022 507 42.5 11.9 20.5
2023 508 37.8 13.4 21.9

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 Lake Bluff Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $214 (1.7%) $12,377 (98.3%) $12,591
2020 $159 (1.2%) $12,569 (98.8%) $12,728
2021 $352 (2.6%) $13,075 (97.4%) $13,427

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lake Bluff Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 110th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 17th of 1067 Elementary schools
 9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lake Bluff Elementary)61.975.8
 13.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Shorewood School District)6175
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lake Bluff Elementary)67.977.3
 9.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Shorewood School District)70.481
 10.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Bluff Elementary)63.680.7
 17.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Shorewood School District)58.870
 11.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lake Bluff Elementary)67.579
 11.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Shorewood School District)6472.1
 8.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Lake Bluff Elementary)72.786
 13.2%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Shorewood School District)71.378.4
 7.1%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Lake Bluff Elementary)63.675.4
 11.8%
   4th Grade Science (Shorewood School District)67.770.3
 2.6%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Bluff Elementary)7069.9
 0.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Shorewood School District)61.371.8
 10.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lake Bluff Elementary)73.476.7
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Shorewood School District)74.576.1
 1.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.848.4
 0.5%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Bluff Elementary)57.971.4
 13.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Shorewood School District)58.772.3
 13.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Lake Bluff Elementary)51.381
 29.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Shorewood School District)5379.4
 26.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students571508
 11%
African American4843
 10.4%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian5637
 33.9%
Hispanic4349
 14%
Pacific Islander00
White392321
 18.1%
Two or More Races3158
 87.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.5%21.9%
 8.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Bluff Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 508 students attended Lake Bluff Elementary.

Students at Lake Bluff Elementary are 63% White, 11% Two or more races, 10% Hispanic, 8% African American, 7% Asian.

Yes! Lake Bluff Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 17th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools.

Students who attend Lake Bluff Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Shorewood Intermediate
High : Shorewood 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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