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Atwater Elementary School

Phone: 414-963-6962
Fax: 414-963-6970
2100 E. Capitol Dr.
Shorewood, WI 53211

Principal: Kayla Russick
krussick@shorewood.k12.wi.us
414-963-6962

Welcome to Atwater Elementary School! At Atwater, our highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals prepare students to meet the challenges of tomorrow by providing an educational responsive to each child's talent and abilities in a nurturing environment. Our innovative and energetic teachers and staff assist our students in developing the skills they will need to be life long learners. Atwater is fortunate to have an active parent organization that supports our school community through direct classroom volunteering, parent and student social activities, artists-in-residence programs, parent forums and so much more. Atwater also offers an English Language Learner (ELL) program for students in need of ELL services.

K4 & K5 Registration Info

Click here to view Atwater's State Report Card.

Click here to view the 2017-18 School Supplies lists for each grade.

View the 2017-17 District Calendar
*Note: Changes to the calendar are sometimes made during the year which are not reflected on the PDF document. Please double check the events on the District's digital calendar found by clicking the "Calendars" tab at the top of the home page.

Principal Russick's Monthly Must Read

Click the below links to reach each month's newsletter:

Back to School (September) 2017


Current News

District "Exceeds Expectations" in 2016-17 DPI Report Cards
Posted 11/21/2017 09:42AM

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently released District and School Report Cards for public viewing. As the Report Card Scores indicate below, the Shorewood School District continues to "Exceed Expectations" or "Significantly Exceed Expectations."

School/District

Score

Overall Accountability Rating

District

82.1

Exceeds Expectations

Atwater

83.9

Significantly Exceed Expectations

Lake Bluff

89.6

Significantly Exceed Expectations

SIS

74.0

Exceeds Expectations

SHS

80.5

Exceeds Expectations

Important Items to Note

Test Participation (Student Engagement Indicator): In years past, schools and districts have been required to take 5 and/or 10 point deductions for test participation below 95% or 85% respectively. In preparation for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), DPI chose to eliminate the test participation deductions this year. ESSA will likely eliminate these deductions in the future, however starting next year, students who do not participate in the test will likely receive a score of "0" in all areas which will be averaged into the Overall Accountability Score. DPI and the Federal Education Department are still working on the details of this legislation.

School Growth: School Growth is decided through a "Value Add Calculation" created by UW-Madison. This calculation is used to determine the academic growth of a student from year to year. DPI sent a notification that this year's "District/School Growth" categories were, in some cases, very different from previous years. DPI believes this is because the Badger Test--administered 3 years ago instead of the Forward Test--is still part of the "3-year rolling average calculation" used as part of the score. This will be something the District keeps a close eye on in the future.

Celebrations

The District scored higher than the State averages in the areas of "Student Achievement" and "Graduation Rates." Shorewood continues to be a high achieving district dedicated to ensuring graduation success for all of our students.

Growth Opportunities

Shorewood's scores in the area of "English Language Arts/ELA Growth" should be an area of focus. While the "Growth" calculations are somewhat inaccurate due to factors from the School Growth calculation (see explanation above), the District is still dedicated to working on ELA curriculum/instruction through its curriculum evaluation cycle.


To view these results in their entirety, please go to DPI's Report Card website here.

To view the Journal Sentinel article about this year's district/school report cards, click here.



Atwater Calendar

    • TueDec12 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • MonDec25 Winter Break
    • TueDec26 Winter Break
    • WedDec27 Winter Break
    • ThuDec28 Winter Break
    • FriDec29 Winter Break

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