On Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Wisconsin Department of Instruction released the school report cards for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Roselawn Elementary school earned a ranking of “Exceeds Expectations.” There are five different rankings a school can receive: Significantly Exceeds Expectations, Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, Meets Few Expectations and Fails to Meet Expectations.

Roselawn had an overall score of 71.6. Some areas covered on the report card included English/language arts, mathematics, attendance and absenteeism.

The elementary school scored 66.2 in English/language arts, with the state average being 60.5. Other category scores include: mathematics 77.4, state average 66.8; attendance 95.1, state average 95.0; and absenteeism 91.9, state average 90.3.

With the release of these report cards, Roselawn ranked one of Wisconsin’s best elementary schools with a ranking of 187 out of approximately 1700. Schools are ranked on their performance on state testing, graduation and how well prepared the students are for high school. U.S. News and World Report gives this overview of the school: “Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Roselawn Elementary is a public school located in Chetek, Wis., which is in a distant town setting. The student population of Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Roselawn Elementary is 480 and the school serves PK-5. At Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Roselawn Elementary, 56 percent of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 48 percent scored at or above that level for reading. The school’s minority student enrollment is 6 percent. The student-teacher ratio is 16:1, which is worse than that of the district. The student population is made up of 49 percent female students and 51 percent male students. The school enrolls 49 percent economically disadvantaged students. There are 30 equivalent full-time teachers and one full-time school counselor.”

For comparison here is how other area elementary schools ranked. Cameron Elementary ranked 682. Hilltop Elementary ranked 515 and Tainter Elementary  ranked 251, both located in Rice Lake. Woodland Elementary in Barron is listed as 701-1030.

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