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Strategy & Accountability


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:

  • A Great Place to Learn
  • A Great Place to Work
  • A Great School District

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.

Strategy Map Page 1
Strategy Map Page 2

Reporting & Accountability Framework

Reporting and Accountability Framework

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.

District Report Card

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.

2017-18 District Report Cards


Accountability Score (out of 100) Accountability Rating (Highest level - Significantly Exceeds Expectations)
Elmbrook 88.4 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Arrowhead 82.8 Exceeds Expectations
Cedarburg 81.8 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Greendale 83.8 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Hamilton 89.3 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Mequon-Thiensville 87.9 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Middleton - Cross Plains 80.1 Exceeds Expectations
New Berlin 85.7 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Waunakee Community 84.6 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Whitefish Bay 90.1 Significantly Exceeds Expectations

School Report Cards

DPI school 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 Accountability Web Site. Each of the following areas included in the link here represent educational options for Wisconsin students.

School 2017-18 Rating 2017-18 Accountability Index
Brookfield Elementary 92.2 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Burleigh Elementary 88.9 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Dixon Elementary 83.5 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Swanson Elementary 87.8 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Tonawanda Elementary 92.4 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Pilgrim Park Middle 86.1 Significantly Exceeds Expectationss
Wisconsin Hills Middle 77.8 Exceeds Expectations
Brookfield Central High 93.2 Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Brookfield East High 89.0 Significantly Exceeds Expectations