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ANNUAL 2014-15

REPORT

VIDEO

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.


DISTRICT

HIGHLIGHTS

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

OCT

DEC

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)

FEB

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

APR

MAY

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


DISTRICT

DATA District Report Card

School

Score

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

School

Rating Score

Mequon-Thiensville

86.1

Brookfield Central

SEE

84.3

Whitefish Bay

84.2

Brookfield East

SEE

86.2

Elmbrook

83.9

Pilgrim Park

SEE

84.6

Cedarburg

83.6

Wisconsin Hills

EE

80.8

Hamilton

83.0

Brookfield Elem

EE

76.6

Arrowhead

81.6

Burleigh

SEE

83.4

Shorewood

81.5

Dixon

SEE

86.8

Kettle Moraine

81.0

Swanson

SEE

84.0

Middleton

80.6

Tonawanda

SEE

84.1

Pewaukee

79.2

Mukwonago

78.8

SEE: Significantly Exceeds Expectations – Highest Rating

#

3

Among All Wisconsin K-12 Districts

EE: Exceeds Expectations – 2nd Highest Rating

Student Demographics Enrollment

6,988

Graduates

655

Graduation Rate

99%

College Bound

87%

Students of Color

25%

Economically Disadvantaged 11% English Language Learners

4%

Gifted & Talented

10%

Special Education

11%

Elmbrook Vitals

Great School District

Great Place to Work

Great Place to Learn

Objective

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

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)

N/A 89%

5% 87%

19% 83%

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

Vital Measure


85%

ACTIVITIES

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.

ENGAGED IN

ACADEMICS 51%

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.

EXCELLEN 1,365

91%

AP Exams. scoring a “3” or higher

25.5

High School students completed a college-level course in 2014-15. ACT Composite Score

KG-3rd grade students read at or above grade level.

ATHLETICS

3

State Team Placewinners: Boys’ Soccer (1st): BEHS Boys’ Tennis (2nd): BEHS Girls’ Gymnastics (4th): BEHS/BCHS Co-op

8

Conference Team Championships

9


ARTS

75

8

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.”


SCHOOL

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

ACT 25.3

816 STUDENTS

776 STUDENTS

Composite Score #

5

Highest Composite in State of Wisconsin

10%

of Students Score 33-36

BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

BURLEIGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

573 STUDENTS

702 STUDENTS

SWANSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

TONAWANDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

731 STUDENTS

382 STUDENTS

899

DIXON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 383 STUDENTS

AP Tests Taken

81%

of Students Score 3+ 1,321 STUDENTS

ACT 25.7

Composite Score #

3

Highest Composite in State of Wisconsin

10%

of Students Score 33-36 (36 highest attainable score)

(36 highest attainable score)

Advanced Placement

BROOKFIELD EAST HIGH SCHOOL

Advanced Placement

850

AP Tests Taken

FAIRVIEW SOUTH SCHOOL 17 RESIDENT & 32 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS A regional cooperative school serving students from six area counties

81%

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


DISTRICT

BUDGET DISTRICT STRATEGY DRIVES BUDGET PROCESS NOV

JAN

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

MAR

IDENTIFY COST SAVINGS & REDUCTIONS • Staffing Models • Operational Expense Reduction • Insurance & Energy Efficiences

MAY JUNE

APPROVE STRATEGY & PRELIMINARY BUDGET • Strategy Map Approval • Budget Approval Reallocating $1.9 million in cost savings to budget priorities

BUDGET OVER TIME 2011 $

90 million

82.3 million 85%

78%

LOCALLY FUNDED

LOCALLY FUNDED

78% LOCAL

85% LOCAL

11% STATE

9% STATE

11% FED/OTHER

6% FED/OTHER

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 #

1

37%

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

2016 $

The 2015-16 Budget was adopted by the Board

#

5 #

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


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CONNECT WITH US 1,014 Education meeting on the web people viewed a Board of

“The team bonding that takes place at the State meet is equal to, if not better than, running on the track.”

367 people like us on Facebook 680 with us on LinkedIn

people have connected

686

people follow us on Twitter

7,158 e

visitors to our Prospective Families web page

15,021

people receive our weekly e-newsletter

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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


Elmbrook Schools Annual Report 2014-15