Strategy & Accountability
- Reporting & Accountability Framework
- District Report Card
- School Report Cards
- Strategic Objective Profiles
The District’s Mission, Vision and Core Values establish the foundation upon which the Elmbrook Schools’ strategy is developed.
During the 2012-13 school year, a new approach towards managing the District's strategy designed to align goals from the board room to the classroom. In March, more than 9,000 students, staff, parents, community members and alumni identified strengths and opportunities for improvement in three goal areas, as the District seeks to become:
Key objectives were established for the goal areas and presented in a strategy map (below). Each objective is supported with key projects, metrics and reporting expectations to ensure purposeful work, direct accountability, and identifiable results.
2017-18 Elmbrook Schools Strategy Map
The Reporting and Accountability Framework document provides a list of reports with a timeline for review of Board Committees and/or the full Board of Education.
In November 2016, the Department of Public Instruction released district scorecards to help parents and students compare districts across the state using common criteria in the areas of: Student Achievement, Student Growth, Closing Gaps, and Post-Secondary Readiness.
Elmbrook uses the report card as one measure to evaluate the success of the district, particularly in relation to its benchmark peers. To view all district or school report cards, visit the DPI Report Card Web Site.
2016-17 District Report Cards
|Accountability Score (out of 100)||Accountability Rating (Highest level - Significantly Exceeds Expectations)|
|Elmbrook||86.8||Significantly Exceeds Expectations|
|Cedarburg||83.7||Significantly Exceeds Expectations
|Hamilton||88.1||Significantly Exceeds Expectations
|Mequon-Thiensville||86.9||Significantly Exceeds Expectations
|Middleton - Cross Plains
||84.7||Significantly Exceeds Expectations
|Waunakee Community||85.6||Significantly Exceeds Expectations
|Whitefish Bay||88.3||Significantly Exceeds Expectations
In 2015-16, all district schools received school report card accountability index classifications of “significantly exceeds” expectations, the two highest ratings. The report cards include outcomes for each school in four priority areas: student achievement, student growth, closing gaps, and on-track and post-secondary readiness.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction first issued school report cards in 2011-2012, intended to create a more standardized methodology for parents and community members to determine the effectiveness of their local schools. A parent guide to School Report Cards can be found here. To view each school's report card detail or report cards for schools across the state, please visit DPI's Accountablity Web Site.
|School||2016-17 Rating||2016-17 Accountability Index|
|Brookfield Elementary||95.0||Significantly Exceeds Expectations|
|Burleigh Elementary||92.2||Significantly Exceeds Expectations|
|Dixon Elementary||88.0||Significantly Exceeds Expectations|
|Swanson Elementary||91.6||Significantly Exceeds Expectations|
|Tonawanda Elementary||94.0||Significantly Exceeds Expectations|
|Pilgrim Park Middle||86.9||Significantly Exceeds Expectationss
|Wisconsin Hills Middle||81.4||Exceeds Expectations
|Brookfield Central High||89.3||Significantly Exceeds Expectations|
|Brookfield East High||84.4||Significantly Exceeds Expectations|
Strategic Objectives focus the work of the District. Annually, the budget process is used to define and prioritize objectives. Each objective is profiled to provide context and detail for the work ahead. The profile contains:
- Strategic Objective Champion: Key District Contact Shepherding the Work
- Key Projects or Continuous Improvement Plans (A3): Projects or A3s that will impact the key metrics
- Key Metrics: Significant measures to be monitored and reported as evidence of the objective's status
- Reporting: Projected committee(s) to receive reports on projects, metrics, and overall objective status.