Verona Area International School

Public, Charter K-5

 5830 Devoro Rd
       Fitchburg, WI  53711


(608) 845-4200

District: Verona Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
106th of 1,030 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,085 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8
Number of students:  113

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.8%
Two or more races:
14.2%
Asian:
13.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.1%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Verona Area International School ranks better than 89.7% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks first among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Verona Area School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.18. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Verona Area International School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (62.8%), two or more races (14.2%), Asian (13.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Verona Area International School is 13.8. 5 elementary schools in the Verona Area School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Verona Area International School is $13,085, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Verona Area School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Verona Area International School:

SchoolDigger ranks Verona Area International School 106th of 1030 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Verona Area International School in the ranking list.)

Verona Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Verona Area School District 275th of 423 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Verona Area International School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2014 77.10 162nd 1061 84.7%
2015 72.55 242nd 1076 77.5%
2016 70.93 274th 1075 74.5%
2017 81.60 134th 1071 87.5%
2018 69.93 296th 1061 72.1%
2019 81.41 143rd 1067 86.6%
2021 84.18 106th 1030 89.7%

Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, November 1, 2021

Open Quote Both of my children attend VAIS. We love the family like feel and the 50/50 immersion with Mandarin Chinese. The school has great test scores, which the high math scores I attribute to the intuitive math curriculum. The teachers care about the student's success. We even had a call from the principle because my daughter's lunch fell on the floor and it made my daughter sad. I feel like the staff and administration are very invested in making my children's experience the best it can be. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 18, 2021

Open Quote My wife and I were pregnant with our first child and shopping for our first house. We started researching school districts and elementary schools, and decided to move to Verona so we could apply to attend VAIS four years later. It's that good. We have never regretted the gamble. It is such a blessing that Hometown USA is preparing students to be respectful global citizens. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, October 16, 2021

Open Quote My kids grew up in a California then attended a private international school abroad for their first elementary years. When corona hit, we decided to move back to the US and chose to move to Wisconsin specifically because of VAIS. VAIS had the high quality of education, international environment, and bilingual exposure that we were looking for.

We’d never even been to Wisconsin before but got a house in Verona so we could attend this school. It’s now been a year and my kids are VERY happy, excelling both socially and academically. Love the school, the teachers, and the admin. It was definitely a good decision.

Highly recommend Verona Area International School. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, October 15, 2021

Open Quote This school has been amazing for us so far. My son is a kindergartner with VAIS, he loves his friends and teachers. Teachers are sincerely care and patient with little kids. Staffs are excellent in communication with parents and programs. The parent support and group of mentor are great resources that are available to help new family settles in school routines and activities. Successful, bright and kind kiddos are going to lead the future, they’ll say that VAIS is one of strong foundation that nurtured that attributes. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Open Quote Verona Area International School is a fantastic Mandarin immersion charter school that truly focuses on the success of all students. As a parent to a neurodiverse learner, I can say with absolute certainty that this school goes above and beyond to make sure that all little ones shine bright. Challenges are met with determination, team work, empathy, compassion and respect. Our experience thus far has been nothing short of welcoming and genuine. My child comes home from school saying, "Everyone is different and different is awesome!" It is quite apparent that the principal, teachers and staff here have an undeniable passion for teaching and nurturing. We are so excited to see how much our little learner will grow throughout this school year with the love and support of VAIS on her side. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Open Quote The small class sizes, attentive teachers, caring staff, and friendly community are just a few of the things that make Verona Area International School (VAIS) an amazing school. The teachers truly care for each student and try to individualize student teaching to the best of their ability. With a class size of 22 students, the teachers and students become very close. It amazing to watch the connections, caring, and love that is found throughout the school. The 5th graders also can become part of the safety patrol that helps younger students who are lost, upset, or having trouble. The school encourages leadership, independence, and caring helping students become strong individuals with great respect and care for the community. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Open Quote I have two kiddos that attend VAIS. I have been so impressed by the teachers. My kiddos have learned so much! They do half their day in Chinese and half their day in English and have all the extra curricular programs such art, music and PE. I am so glad that we picked VAIS as our school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Verona Area International School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 14 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 22
2012 27 1 2 1 0 1 6 0 38
2013 43 1 6 3 0 1 9 0 63
2014 63 1 6 5 0 1 9 0 85
2015 67 1 6 9 0 1 10 0 94
2016 63 1 8 10 0 1 11 0 94
2017 54 2 12 9 0 1 15 0 93
2018 61 2 12 7 0 0 15 0 97
2019 66 1 15 7 0 0 15 0 104
2020 64 2 17 10 0 0 19 0 112
2021 71 2 15 9 0 0 16 0 113

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 Verona Area International School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 22 1.0 22.0 18.2
2012 38 2.3 16.5 31.6
2013 63 3.3 18.7 22.2
2014 85 4.6 18.4 12.9
2015 94 n/a n/a 12.8
2016 94 7.0 13.4 18.1
2017 93 6.5 14.3 16.1
2018 97 6.3 15.3 8.2
2019 104 7.5 13.7 6.7
2020 112 7.5 14.8 3.6
2021 113 8.1 13.8 7.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Verona Area International School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 22 1.0 22.0 18.2
2012 38 2.3 16.5 31.6
2013 63 3.3 18.7 22.2
2014 85 4.6 18.4 12.9
2015 94 n/a n/a 12.8
2016 94 7.0 13.4 18.1
2017 93 6.5 14.3 16.1
2018 97 6.3 15.3 8.2
2019 104 7.5 13.7 6.7
2020 112 7.5 14.8 3.6
2021 113 8.1 13.8 7.1

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 Verona Area International School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $265 (2.7%) $9,519 (97.3%) $9,784
2020 $192 (1.9%) $9,836 (98.1%) $10,028
2021 $271 (2.1%) $12,813 (97.9%) $13,085

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Verona Area International School

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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 143rd of 1067 Elementary schoolsRanks 106th of 1030 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Verona Area International School)53.365.2
 11.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Verona Area School District)44.839.8
 5.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)3931.3
 7.7%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Verona Area International School)8069.6
 10.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Verona Area School District)4848.9
 0.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)5040.8
 9.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Verona Area International School)85.757.1
 28.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Verona Area School District)48.334.9
 13.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.335.7
 7.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Verona Area International School)71.442.9
 28.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Verona Area School District)41.934.4
 7.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)45.736.9
 8.8%
4th Grade Social Studies (Verona Area International School)85.757.2
 28.6%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Verona Area School District)56.238.7
 17.6%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)52.743.4
 9.3%
4th Grade Science (Verona Area International School)78.671.4
 7.2%
   4th Grade Science (Verona Area School District)57.341.2
 16.1%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.345.4
 7.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Verona Area International School)52.966.7
 13.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Verona Area School District)44.634.7
 9.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.433.4
 7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Verona Area International School)41.260
 18.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Verona Area School District)44.835.5
 9.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.337.4
 9.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students104113
 8.7%
African American12
 100%
American Indian00
Asian1515
Hispanic79
 28.6%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1516
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.7%7.1%
 0.3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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