Rib Mountain Elementary

Summary:

Rib Mountain Elementary is a public elementary school in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving 206 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This high-performing school consistently outshines the Wausau School District and the state of Wisconsin in academic proficiency, ranking in the top 20% of Wisconsin elementary schools.

Rib Mountain Elementary's academic excellence is evident across various subjects and grade levels. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to the district and state averages. Additionally, the school's statewide ranking of 115 out of 1,067 Wisconsin elementary schools earned it a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Rib Mountain Elementary also excels in the performance of student subgroups, such as female students, male students, and white students, consistently ranking in the top 20% of Wisconsin elementary schools for these subgroups. The school's exceptional performance extends to its English Language Learner (ELL) students, who ranked 7th out of 248 Wisconsin elementary schools in the 2021-2022 school year.

Rib Mountain Elementary's diverse student population, with a significant percentage of Asian students (17.48% in 2022-2023) and a small but notable percentage of African American, Hispanic, and students of two or more races, further sets it apart from nearby schools in the Wausau School District. When compared to other schools in the district, such as Hawthorn Hills Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Rib Mountain Elementary stands out as a high-performing institution, with higher statewide rankings and academic proficiency rates.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2701 Robin Ln
       Wausau, WI  54401-7110


(715) 261-0220

District: Wausau School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
115th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,259 Help


Students who attend Rib Mountain Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    John Muir Middle
High:    West High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  206

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.8%
Asian:
17.5%
Two or more races:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rib Mountain Elementary ranks better than 89.2% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 3rd 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 83.88. (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 (73.8%), Asian (17.5%), two or more races (4.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rib Mountain Elementary is 13.7. 9 elementary schools in the Wausau School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rib Mountain Elementary is $14,259. 8 elementary schools in the Wausau School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rib Mountain Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Rib Mountain Elementary 115th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Rib Mountain Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Rib Mountain Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Rib Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 74.75 150th 632 76.3%
2008 78.91 110th 1021 89.2%
2009 81.84 67th 1030 93.5%
2010 80.75 87th 1045 91.7%
2011 82.58 55th 1046 94.7%
2012 80.77 58th 1045 94.4%
2013 75.97 176th 1053 83.3%
2014 79.43 135th 1061 87.3%
2015 77.39 157th 1076 85.4%
2016 89.72 42nd 1075 96.1%
2017 77.49 182nd 1071 83.0%
2018 64.00 363rd 1025 64.6%
2019 54.88 500th 1037 51.8%
2021 73.80 232nd 1050 77.9%
2022 88.41 58th 1067 94.6%
2023 83.88 115th 1067 89.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rib Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.82 226th 275 17.8%
2022 95.06 7th 248 97.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rib Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 38.82 441st 742 40.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rib Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.66 558th 854 34.7%
2019 33.67 645th 874 26.2%
2021 63.77 228th 847 73.1%
2022 80.71 74th 859 91.4%
2023 72.95 135th 871 84.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Rib Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.20 159th 997 84.1%
2019 56.68 457th 1002 54.4%
2021 68.62 284th 1004 71.7%
2022 84.64 94th 1017 90.8%
2023 83.12 108th 1010 89.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Rib Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.05 505th 997 49.3%
2019 52.28 510th 1002 49.1%
2021 77.98 158th 1003 84.2%
2022 88.73 39th 1017 96.2%
2023 82.68 116th 1011 88.5%
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Rank History for White students at Rib Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.99 63rd 686 90.8%
2019 69.44 178th 718 75.2%
2021 77.09 112th 699 84.0%
2022 88.34 33rd 704 95.3%
2023 81.26 88th 715 87.7%
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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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by a parent
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Open Quote This is a great school with great teachers. My kids love this school and have learned so much since they have been at Rib Mountain. Definitely the best school in Wausau. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Rib Mountain Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 493 n/a 3 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 496
1990 530 0 6 2 1 n/a n/a 0 539
1991 476 2 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 486
1992 482 0 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1993 497 1 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1994 401 1 21 4 2 n/a n/a 0 429
1995 391 2 69 4 3 n/a n/a 0 469
1996 391 2 69 4 3 n/a n/a 0 469
1997 400 2 68 3 1 n/a n/a 0 474
1998 278 1 90 3 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1999 283 1 96 1 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2000 284 0 91 1 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2001 249 0 86 4 0 n/a n/a 0 339
2002 250 3 59 2 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2003 250 3 59 2 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2004 226 2 60 2 0 n/a n/a 0 290
2005 237 4 42 2 0 n/a n/a 0 285
2006 254 3 43 5 2 n/a n/a 0 307
2007 228 2 45 6 2 n/a n/a 0 283
2008 244 2 38 9 2 n/a n/a 0 295
2009 244 5 35 7 3 n/a n/a 0 294
2010 233 8 31 4 2 n/a n/a 0 278
2011 223 3 36 5 1 0 4 0 272
2012 218 2 27 8 0 0 6 0 261
2013 236 2 30 8 0 0 6 0 282
2014 238 2 38 10 0 0 4 0 292
2015 214 5 42 9 1 0 4 0 275
2016 205 5 41 6 0 0 4 0 261
2017 189 2 42 8 0 0 4 0 245
2018 175 1 46 8 0 0 3 0 233
2019 177 3 44 9 0 0 4 0 237
2020 161 4 48 11 0 0 7 0 231
2021 139 6 37 7 0 0 8 0 197
2022 148 3 39 8 0 0 7 0 205
2023 152 3 36 6 0 0 9 0 206

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 Rib Mountain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 496 25.0 19.8 2.8
1990 539 23.0 23.4 2.6
1991 486 22.1 21.9 16.9
1992 492 22.6 21.7 17.1
1993 506 26.6 19.0 22.7
1994 429 20.7 20.7 22.1
1995 469 25.0 18.8 26
1996 469 25.0 18.8 26
1997 474 24.6 19.3 26.4
1998 372 22.4 16.6 28
1999 381 24.9 15.3 34.6
2000 376 24.4 15.4 32.2
2001 339 24.3 14.0 32.7
2002 314 20.3 15.5 19.7
2003 314 20.3 15.5 19.7
2004 290 18.2 15.9 25.2
2005 285 18.3 15.6 n/a
2006 307 16.8 18.3 n/a
2007 283 17.3 16.4 19.8
2008 295 18.2 16.2 18.6
2009 294 18.5 15.9 16.7
2010 278 19.3 14.3 20.5
2011 272 18.3 14.8 22.1
2012 261 18.1 14.4 21.5
2013 282 17.4 16.1 30.5
2014 292 16.2 18.0 29.8
2015 275 n/a n/a 28.7
2016 261 17.0 15.3 24.5
2017 245 16.3 15.0 21.2
2018 233 17.3 13.4 23.6
2019 237 16.9 14.0 32.1
2020 231 15.9 14.5 29.4
2021 197 16.4 12.0 31.5
2022 205 16.4 12.4 26.8
2023 206 15.0 13.7 30.1

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 Rib Mountain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 496 25.0 19.8 2.8
1990 539 23.0 23.4 2.6
1991 486 22.1 21.9 16.9
1992 492 22.6 21.7 17.1
1993 506 26.6 19.0 22.7
1994 429 20.7 20.7 22.1
1995 469 25.0 18.8 26
1996 469 25.0 18.8 26
1997 474 24.6 19.3 26.4
1998 372 22.4 16.6 28
1999 381 24.9 15.3 34.6
2000 376 24.4 15.4 32.2
2001 339 24.3 14.0 32.7
2002 314 20.3 15.5 19.7
2003 314 20.3 15.5 19.7
2004 290 18.2 15.9 25.2
2005 285 18.3 15.6 n/a
2006 307 16.8 18.3 n/a
2007 283 17.3 16.4 19.8
2008 295 18.2 16.2 18.6
2009 294 18.5 15.9 16.7
2010 278 19.3 14.3 20.5
2011 272 18.3 14.8 22.1
2012 261 18.1 14.4 21.5
2013 282 17.4 16.1 30.5
2014 292 16.2 18.0 29.8
2015 275 n/a n/a 28.7
2016 261 17.0 15.3 24.5
2017 245 16.3 15.0 21.2
2018 233 17.3 13.4 23.6
2019 237 16.9 14.0 32.1
2020 231 15.9 14.5 29.4
2021 197 16.4 12.0 31.5
2022 205 16.4 12.4 26.8
2023 206 15.0 13.7 30.1

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 Rib Mountain Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $249 (2.0%) $11,953 (98.0%) $12,202
2020 $189 (1.6%) $11,689 (98.4%) $11,878
2021 $311 (2.2%) $13,949 (97.8%) $14,259

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rib Mountain Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 500th of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 115th of 1067 Elementary schools
 37.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rib Mountain Elementary)58.160
 1.9%
   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 (Rib Mountain Elementary)72.180
 7.9%
   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 (Rib Mountain Elementary)43.269.6
 26.3%
   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 (Rib Mountain Elementary)48.773.9
 25.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wausau School District)36.548.7
 12.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Rib Mountain Elementary)62.273.9
 11.8%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wausau School District)55.959
 3.1%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Rib Mountain Elementary)4663
 17.1%
   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 (Rib Mountain Elementary)35.748
 12.3%
   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 (Rib Mountain Elementary)28.672
 43.4%
   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 Students237206
 13.1%
African American33
American Indian00
Asian4436
 18.2%
Hispanic96
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White177152
 14.1%
Two or More Races49
 125%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.1%30.1%
 2%


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Students who attend Rib Mountain Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : John Muir Middle
High : West High

Students at Rib Mountain Elementary are 74% White, 17% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Rib Mountain Elementary ranks 115th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 206 students attended Rib Mountain 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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