Watch the “Elmbrook Engaged in Excellence” and “Excellence Proﬁle” videos throughout this report. Videos feature student and staﬀ members who were recognized for achieving excellence in 2014-15. Click on their photo whenever you see a next to or surrounding their pictures to play.
“Learning in Elmbrook is just fun! It’s awesome being a part of a big group (show choir) doing something you love.”
Emma Jester Pilgrim Park Middle School Pilgrim Pizzazz Show Choir Member
“Through courses such as Advanced Placement, Biology and Intro to Engineering, combined with the incredible support of my teachers, I know what I want to do in the future.”
Advait Reddy Brookﬁeld Central High School National Merit Finalist
“I truly love my job. I work with extraordinary teachers who are passionate and responsive to the needs of all students.”
Laurie Benz Brookﬁeld Elementary Teacher Herb Kohl Fellowship Recipient
All videos were produced by Brookﬁeld East Class of 2015 graduate, Jacob Holiday.
The Board of Education works with the Community and District Administration to advance excellence in public education through visionary leadership, ﬁscal responsibility and data-driven accountability. The 2014-15 District highlights represent some of the signiﬁcant work accomplished on behalf of the entire Elmbrook community. Board meetings are available for viewing online at http://elmbrookschools.pegcentral.com and are broadcast on Time Warner Cable Channels 13 and 96. SEPT
Expanded innovative teaching and learning practices to make learning personal for all students with investments in technology, training and classroom materials Adopted a $80.7 million budget for the 2014-15 school year Approved a 4-year old, fee-based preschool option for 2015-16 at Dixon Elementary Developed and aligned new curriculum in Science (grades 9-12) and Math (6-8)
Approved a strategy to eliminate the Other Post Employment Beneﬁt (OPEB) funding gap Approved the establishment of a near-site employee health clinic to increase the quality of care for staﬀ, while driving down the cost of health care
BOARD OF EDUCATION From L to R:
Seated: Jean Lambert, Tom Gehl, Kathryn Wilson Standing: Gary Jones, Dick Brunner, Scott Wheeler, Glen Allgaier
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION From L to R:
Chris Thompson–Chief Information Oﬃcer, Dana Monogue–Asst. Supt. for Teaching & Learning, Mark Hansen–Superintendent, Erik Kass–Asst. Supt. for Finance, Operations & Human Resources
Committed $5.5 million of reserve funds in support of heating, ventilation and air conditioning at Swanson Elementary and a dark ﬁber network constructed with the City of Brookﬁeld Hired Principals for Tonawanda Elementary, Pilgrim Park and Wisconsin Hills Middle Schools, as well as 48 new teachers for 2015-16 Voted to move Brookﬁeld Central and Brookﬁeld East out of the USDA school lunch program in 2015-16
DATA District Report Card
The District’s success is measured against the best school districts in the state of Wisconsin and across the country through state-reported measures such as the District and School Report cards, as well as standardized achievement exams. In addition, the Elmbrook Vitals represent the critical measures used to monitor the annual progress of key initiatives across the District.
School Report Card
SEE: Signiﬁcantly Exceeds Expectations – Highest Rating
Among All Wisconsin K-12 Districts
EE: Exceeds Expectations – 2nd Highest Rating
Student Demographics Enrollment
Students of Color
Economically Disadvantaged 11% English Language Learners
Gifted & Talented
Great School District
Great Place to Work
Great Place to Learn
ACT Composite K-3rd grade students reading at or above grade level K-8 students meeting reading growth target K-8 students meeting math growth target Students earning a “B” or higher in Algebra 2 by 10th grade Students meeting all four college readiness benchmarks Students completing a college level course Student Learning Engagement Index
24.9 62% 61% 71% 34% 54% 49% N/A
25.0 85% 66% 77% 37% 52% 52% 78%
25.5 91% 63% 76% 41% 58% 51% 79%
Culture of Innovation Staﬀ Engagement Index (Retention & Satisfaction)
Strategic Partnerships Resident Enrollment Resident Market Share % Schools Earning Highest State Report Card Rating
6 6,252 74% 44%
11 6,308 75% 78%
12 6,437 76% N/A
of High School students participate in at least one sport, club or activity.
10,000 hours of community service performed by students from both high schools.
92% of parents are satisﬁed with co-curricular oﬀerings.
Students, staﬀ, families and members of the community engage in excellence to deliver a top-tier education preparing all students for college, career and life. Together, we celebrate the individual and collective accomplishments of our students and schools across the District.
AP Exams. scoring a “3” or higher
High School students completed a college-level course in 2014-15. ACT Composite Score
KG-3rd grade students read at or above grade level.
State Team Placewinners: Boys’ Soccer (1st): BEHS Boys’ Tennis (2nd): BEHS Girls’ Gymnastics (4th): BEHS/BCHS Co-op
Conference Team Championships
Theatrical, music and artistic performances by Elmbrook students at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.
Gold Key Scholastic Art Award winners.
79% of 4th & 5th grade students participate in Band or Orchestra.
NCE 21 National Merit Finalists
Apoorva Selvaraj Brookﬁeld East High School National Merit Finalist
Conference Athletes of of the Year
Forest Hipp Brookﬁeld Elementary School Played the role of “Cat in the Hat” in the production of “Seussical Jr.”
The School District of Elmbrook serves over 7,000 students in our ﬁve elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and one regional cooperative. Each of our schools is consistently recognized for high academic achievement, depth of academic and co-curricular oﬀerings, opportunities for service learning, and commitment to make learning personal for all students.
PROFILE PROFILES BROOKFIELD CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
WISCONSIN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
PILGRIM PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Composite Score #
Highest Composite in State of Wisconsin
of Students Score 33-36
BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BURLEIGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SWANSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TONAWANDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DIXON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 383 STUDENTS
AP Tests Taken
of Students Score 3+ 1,321 STUDENTS
Composite Score #
Highest Composite in State of Wisconsin
of Students Score 33-36 (36 highest attainable score)
(36 highest attainable score)
BROOKFIELD EAST HIGH SCHOOL
AP Tests Taken
FAIRVIEW SOUTH SCHOOL 17 RESIDENT & 32 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS A regional cooperative school serving students from six area counties
of Students Score 3+ 1,259 STUDENTS
These students and staﬀ members achieved Excellence in 2014-15. Watch their video proﬁles below or at www.elmbrookschools.org/excellence.
Katherine Liu Wisconsin Hills
Veronica Daniel Brookﬁeld Central
Julia Schmidt Brookﬁeld Central
Julian Rhee Brookﬁeld East
Madelynn Sobczak Burleigh
David Horneﬀer Brookﬁeld East
Peter Raymonds Brookﬁeld East
Kristin Olson Tonawanda
Anne Chen Dixon
Ben Karbowski Brookﬁeld Central
Mike Marinello Swanson
Tyler VanHaren Brookﬁeld Central
Zheng Yan Brookﬁeld Central
Mark Peperkorn Pilgrim Park
BUDGET DISTRICT STRATEGY DRIVES BUDGET PROCESS NOV
STRATEGY REVIEW • Data Review • Collect Input on Vision & Priorities SET OBJECTIVE & BUDGET PRIORITIES • Academic Growth for All Students • College & Career Readiness • Attract & Retain Highly Eﬀective Staﬀ • Align Resources to District Objectives
IDENTIFY COST SAVINGS & REDUCTIONS • Staﬃng Models • Operational Expense Reduction • Insurance & Energy Eﬃciences
APPROVE STRATEGY & PRELIMINARY BUDGET • Strategy Map Approval • Budget Approval Reallocating $1.9 million in cost savings to budget priorities
BUDGET OVER TIME 2011 $
82.3 million 85%
of Education on October 27, 2015 and supports the District’s strategy and key priorities. Annually, the District seeks to spend 75% of its budget on teaching and learning, one of the highest percentages in the region. Find budget details at www.elmbrookschools.org/budget
KEY FINANCE METRICS
75% Aaa #
of the Annual Budget is spent on Teaching & Learning • Teachers • Curriculum & Technology • Furniture & Classroom • Supplies
One of ﬁve school districts in the state to receive Moody’s highest bond rating as a result of the District’s “well managed ﬁnancial operations.
reduction in health insurance costs over the past 5 years resulting in $5 million shifted to support District priorities.
District Tax Rate per $10.03 The $1,000 of a home's
The 2015-16 Budget was adopted by the Board
assessed value, remains competitive with regional peers and is used to determine a portion of a Homeowner's annual property tax.
Ranking among Wisconsin’s
= Highest Achieving Districts
13780 Hope Street P.O. Box 1830 Brookﬁeld, WI 53008-1830 262.781.3030
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Drew & Allie Bullen Brookﬁeld East High School Male & Female Track Conference Athletes of the Year The School District of Elmbrook takes pride in the transparent reporting of our account-
ability scores and standardized assessment performance relative to our peers. Our 2014-15 Annual Report was published without key District and Benchmark data resulting from legislation (5B-67) pause bill and embargoed AP, ACT and Badger Exam data. This data will be published on our website as it becomes available. Mark Hansen, Superintendent Chris Thompson, Chief Information Oﬃcer Jill Kokta, Communications Coordinator/Design