G D Jones Elementary

Summary:

G D Jones Elementary is a public elementary school in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving 539 students in grades PK-5 as part of the Wausau School District. While the school has a unique racial makeup with a significantly higher percentage of Asian students compared to nearby schools, it consistently ranks in the bottom quarter of Wisconsin elementary schools and faces challenges with lower academic performance, higher chronic absenteeism, and a higher percentage of students from low-income families.

Despite the school's racial diversity, with 29.68% of students identifying as Asian, G D Jones Elementary's academic performance on the Forward Exam is significantly lower than the Wausau School District and Wisconsin averages across all grade levels and subject areas. In contrast, nearby schools like Stettin Elementary, South Mountain Elementary, and Rib Mountain Elementary consistently outperform G D Jones on academic measures and have higher statewide rankings. These schools also have lower percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch and lower chronic absenteeism rates.

The high percentage of students at G D Jones Elementary who receive free or reduced-price lunch (49.17%) and the school's fluctuating chronic absenteeism rates, which range from 8.4% to 22.5%, suggest that the school may need to address socioeconomic factors and attendance-related issues that could be impacting student learning and achievement. To address these challenges, the school may need to closely examine its instructional practices, support systems, and strategies for supporting its diverse student population and addressing the needs of students from low-income families.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1018 S 12th Ave
       Wausau, WI  54401-5873


(715) 261-0950

District: Wausau School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
791st of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,890 Help


Students who attend G D Jones Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    John Muir Middle
High:    West High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  539

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.7%
Asian:
29.7%
Two or more races:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.2% Help


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Compare Details G D Jones Elementary ranks worse than 74.1% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 13th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Wausau School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.38. (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 G D Jones Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Wausau School District. Racial makeup is: White (54.7%), Asian (29.7%), two or more races (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 49.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at G D Jones Elementary is 15.2. 11 elementary schools in the Wausau School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare G D Jones Elementary employs 35.2 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at G D Jones Elementary is $11,890. 11 elementary schools in the Wausau School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

G D Jones Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks G D Jones Elementary 791st of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See G D Jones Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Wausau School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wausau School District 211th of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for G D Jones Elementary

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Rank History for all students at G D Jones Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 57.92 337th 633 46.8%
2005 19.37 534th 632 15.5%
2006 18.62 616th 712 13.5%
2007 7.88 643rd 689 6.7%
2008 21.06 903rd 1021 11.6%
2009 28.46 873rd 1030 15.2%
2010 39.71 773rd 1045 26.0%
2011 30.65 877th 1046 16.2%
2012 38.60 825th 1045 21.1%
2013 38.13 779th 1053 26.0%
2014 26.97 886th 1061 16.5%
2015 32.32 842nd 1076 21.7%
2016 37.06 763rd 1075 29.0%
2017 35.59 770th 1071 28.1%
2018 25.39 837th 1025 18.3%
2019 21.12 870th 1037 16.1%
2021 28.77 805th 1050 23.3%
2022 28.92 830th 1067 22.2%
2023 32.38 791st 1067 25.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at G D Jones Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.43 114th 287 60.3%
2019 52.55 106th 275 61.5%
2021 37.24 138th 222 37.8%
2022 46.17 117th 248 52.8%
2023 54.65 85th 249 65.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at G D Jones Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.99 605th 721 16.1%
2019 26.10 591st 742 20.4%
2021 38.48 453rd 746 39.3%
2022 36.05 484th 748 35.3%
2023 59.06 258th 770 66.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at G D Jones Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.49 561st 854 34.3%
2019 32.84 649th 874 25.7%
2021 36.09 582nd 847 31.3%
2022 30.79 652nd 859 24.1%
2023 40.64 564th 871 35.2%
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Rank History for Female students at G D Jones Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.05 751st 997 24.7%
2019 38.43 692nd 1002 30.9%
2021 25.07 807th 1004 19.6%
2022 31.90 760th 1017 25.3%
2023 34.59 735th 1010 27.2%
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Rank History for Male students at G D Jones Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.83 838th 997 15.9%
2019 12.57 893rd 1002 10.9%
2021 36.96 700th 1003 30.2%
2022 29.11 794th 1017 21.9%
2023 32.11 754th 1011 25.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at G D Jones Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.72 63rd 107 41.1%
2019 28.37 84th 122 31.1%
2021 41.89 44th 106 58.5%
2022 20.41 94th 110 14.5%
2023 33.55 73rd 116 37.1%
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Rank History for White students at G D Jones Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.33 630th 686 8.2%
2019 12.70 664th 718 7.5%
2021 24.83 586th 699 16.2%
2022 19.50 614th 704 12.8%
2023 19.90 627th 715 12.3%
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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.

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for G D Jones Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 221 n/a 7 n/a 1 n/a n/a 0 229
1990 224 0 24 1 0 n/a n/a 0 249
1991 325 0 38 2 1 n/a n/a 0 366
1992 254 0 40 2 4 n/a n/a 0 300
1993 275 0 61 2 1 n/a n/a 0 339
1994 230 0 67 3 3 n/a n/a 0 303
1995 212 1 89 2 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1996 212 1 89 2 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1997 202 1 111 1 1 n/a n/a 0 316
1998 263 0 135 1 1 n/a n/a 0 400
1999 228 0 159 2 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2000 237 4 168 2 0 n/a n/a 0 411
2001 229 2 150 2 1 n/a n/a 0 384
2002 181 5 118 2 1 n/a n/a 0 307
2003 181 5 118 2 1 n/a n/a 0 307
2004 165 2 108 3 1 n/a n/a 0 279
2005 128 0 133 3 3 n/a n/a 0 267
2006 141 2 146 2 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2007 138 3 158 3 3 n/a n/a 0 305
2008 129 7 164 9 3 n/a n/a 0 312
2009 153 5 111 9 2 n/a n/a 0 280
2010 163 6 111 7 3 n/a n/a 0 290
2011 147 0 138 6 1 0 9 0 301
2012 149 4 119 7 0 0 11 0 290
2013 164 3 127 6 4 0 13 0 317
2014 144 1 156 6 5 0 11 0 323
2015 139 1 159 7 5 0 10 0 321
2016 136 4 161 5 1 0 8 0 315
2017 317 12 186 17 5 0 42 0 579
2018 330 19 208 29 5 2 42 0 635
2019 333 14 191 27 3 2 39 0 609
2020 318 14 166 30 5 2 49 0 584
2021 292 9 159 24 5 2 45 0 536
2022 283 18 156 29 2 1 38 0 527
2023 295 11 160 24 6 0 43 0 539

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 G D Jones Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 229 14.0 16.3 17.5
1990 249 12.0 20.7 16.1
1991 366 17.1 21.4 10.4
1992 300 16.6 18.0 17
1993 339 19.6 17.3 22.7
1994 303 16.5 18.4 22.1
1995 304 21.4 14.2 26
1996 304 21.4 14.2 26
1997 316 20.8 15.2 26.3
1998 400 25.9 15.4 27.8
1999 389 26.2 14.8 34.7
2000 411 28.1 14.6 32.4
2001 384 26.8 14.3 32.8
2002 307 25.0 12.3 56.4
2003 307 25.0 12.3 56.4
2004 279 24.0 11.6 57.7
2005 267 22.4 11.9 n/a
2006 291 23.8 12.2 n/a
2007 305 24.8 12.3 72.8
2008 312 26.1 12.0 64.4
2009 280 23.9 11.7 56.4
2010 290 22.4 12.9 64.1
2011 301 22.7 13.2 65.4
2012 290 20.9 13.8 72.8
2013 317 24.1 13.1 72.6
2014 323 25.0 12.9 75.2
2015 321 n/a n/a 73.2
2016 315 27.0 11.6 61.6
2017 579 33.8 17.1 43.7
2018 635 41.9 15.1 47.4
2019 609 40.8 14.9 49.9
2020 584 37.3 15.6 46.1
2021 536 36.3 14.7 52.6
2022 527 36.7 14.3 49
2023 539 35.2 15.2 49.2

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 G D Jones Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 229 14.0 16.3 17.5
1990 249 12.0 20.7 16.1
1991 366 17.1 21.4 10.4
1992 300 16.6 18.0 17
1993 339 19.6 17.3 22.7
1994 303 16.5 18.4 22.1
1995 304 21.4 14.2 26
1996 304 21.4 14.2 26
1997 316 20.8 15.2 26.3
1998 400 25.9 15.4 27.8
1999 389 26.2 14.8 34.7
2000 411 28.1 14.6 32.4
2001 384 26.8 14.3 32.8
2002 307 25.0 12.3 56.4
2003 307 25.0 12.3 56.4
2004 279 24.0 11.6 57.7
2005 267 22.4 11.9 n/a
2006 291 23.8 12.2 n/a
2007 305 24.8 12.3 72.8
2008 312 26.1 12.0 64.4
2009 280 23.9 11.7 56.4
2010 290 22.4 12.9 64.1
2011 301 22.7 13.2 65.4
2012 290 20.9 13.8 72.8
2013 317 24.1 13.1 72.6
2014 323 25.0 12.9 75.2
2015 321 n/a n/a 73.2
2016 315 27.0 11.6 61.6
2017 579 33.8 17.1 43.7
2018 635 41.9 15.1 47.4
2019 609 40.8 14.9 49.9
2020 584 37.3 15.6 46.1
2021 536 36.3 14.7 52.6
2022 527 36.7 14.3 49
2023 539 35.2 15.2 49.2

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 G D Jones Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $610 (5.5%) $10,541 (94.5%) $11,151
2020 $590 (5.5%) $10,112 (94.5%) $10,703
2021 $742 (6.2%) $11,148 (93.8%) $11,890

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

Impact of COVID-19 on G D Jones 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 870th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 791st of 1067 Elementary schools
 9.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (G D Jones Elementary)22.914
 8.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wausau School District)37.440.2
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (G D Jones Elementary)33.342
 8.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wausau School District)47.353.6
 6.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (G D Jones Elementary)35.434.7
 0.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wausau School District)43.646.4
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (G D Jones Elementary)12.534.7
 22.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wausau School District)36.548.7
 12.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (G D Jones Elementary)29.249
 19.8%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wausau School District)55.959
 3.1%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (G D Jones Elementary)33.344.9
 11.6%
   4th Grade Science (Wausau School District)53.653.7
 0.1%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (G D Jones Elementary)29.633.3
 3.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wausau School District)39.243.5
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (G D Jones Elementary)3733.3
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wausau School District)46.149.5
 3.4%
   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 Students609539
 11.5%
African American1411
 21.4%
American Indian36
 100%
Asian191160
 16.2%
Hispanic2724
 11.1%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White333295
 11.4%
Two or More Races3943
 10.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.9%49.2%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about G D Jones Elementary

Students at G D Jones Elementary are 55% White, 30% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 4% Hispanic, 2% African American, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 539 students attended G D Jones Elementary.

G D Jones Elementary ranks 791st of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend G D Jones Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : John Muir Middle
High : West High


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