PCSD, six schools exceed expectations in state report

PCSD, six schools exceed expectations in state report

One of the Pulaski Community School District’s seven schools received a five-star (significantly exceeds expectations) ranking while five others earned four-star (exceeding expectations) rankings in the state Department of Public Instruction’s 2018-2019 School and District Report Cards.  The PCSD as a whole was deemed to exceed expectations.


The DPI creates a report card for every publicly funded school and district in the state, which were released today. They are ranked from five stars (significantly exceeds expectations) to one star (fails to meet expectations).  PCSD school results are as follows:

  • Receiving a five-star rating and significantly exceeding expectations was: Hillcrest elementary school.
  • Receiving four-star ratings and exceeding expectations were: The Pulaski Community School District, Pulaski High School, Pulaski Community Middle School, Glenbrook, Lannoye, and Sunnyside elementary schools.
  • Receiving a three-star rating and meeting expectations was: Fairview Elementary School.

Report cards are intended to help schools and districts use performance data to target improvement efforts to ensure students are ready for their next educational step, including the next grade level, graduation, and college or careers.


The report cards measure:

  • Student achievement proficiency in reading and math on state assessments.
  • Student growth measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement.
  • Closing gaps in performance for specific groups (English Language Learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of a racial or an ethnic group).
  • On-track and post-secondary school readiness (Attendance, test participation, and dropout rates).

Besides the star ratings, schools are assigned a score from 0 to 100 that is not a “percent correct” measurement but a formula that combines the four priority areas.


Those scores are: Hillcrest Elementary, 83.5; Lannoye Elementary, 81.6; PHS, 79.0; PCMS, 75.4; Sunnyside Elementary, 77.6; Glenbrook Elementary, 73.6; and Fairview Elementary, 72.1.


PCSD had an overall score of 78.4 (Exceeds Expectations), which ranked second highest in the Fox River Classic Conference. 


“It is obvious the Pulaski Community School District continues to provide high-quality educational opportunities for all students due to the work of the students, staff and families,” stated Tony Klaubauf, PCSD interim superintendent. “The district personnel will use the information from the report cards in our continual efforts to provide our students with the skills and values to succeed in and out of school.”


The 2018-2019 report cards use data from a variety of sources, including information reported through WISEdash and three years of Forward testing as well as three years of ACT Plus Writing, ACT Aspire and Dynamic Learning Maps testing.


Report cards can be found on the Department of Public Instruction’s Office of Accountability School and District Report Card webpage, http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards.