Saturday, May 18, 2013
The FBI compiles crime statistics annually and Patch has used that data to create a searchable database for Wisconsin information.
Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses data reported to it by nearly every law enforcement agency in the country to build a report on crime in the United States. Patch has taken the Wisconsin data and put it into a searchable database. Fill in the name of a community to see the number of reported property crimes in 2011, and click through to learn more about the types of offenses within each community.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Patch's searchable database allows users to find the number of students suspended in 2011-12 at an individual school within districts in the Milwaukee area.
Schools across Wisconsin report statistics on suspensions and expulsions to the Department of Public Instruction, which in turn compiles them and publishes data by school and grade level. In 2011-12, 5.21 percent of students statewide were suspended at least once during the year. It’s the lowest percentage since data was kept beginning in 1998-99, and the figure has dropped five consecutive years. Patch’s searchable database includes suspensions by school and grade in 2011-12 for Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 1, which covers most of southeast Wisconsin, including Racine Unified School District.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Patch's searchable database allows users to find scores by school, by grade or by district for 2010 through 2012.
More than 430,000 public school students took the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations in November 2012. Drops in reading and math scores took place throughout the state this year as Wisconsin raised the benchmark scores needed for students to reach the proficient or advanced performance levels. The new college and career readiness proficiency levels are based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Use Patch’s searchable database to search scores for the last three years, and see how those higher standards impacted schools’ success.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Search this interactive database to see how much Wisconsin school administrators make, according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Salaries for Wisconsin school administrators are compiled and posted by the state Department of Public Instruction each year. See where your school administrators rank. The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year. School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut in staffing in the 2011-12 school year than in years past, according to a press release from the DPI, with 2,312 positions being eliminated and 60 percent of those spots being teacher jobs. "The 2011-13 state budget made historically high cuts to education funding," the press release said. "General school aids were cut by $749 million and the per pupil revenue …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The state database of delinquent taxpayers includes 140 residents and businesses from Ozaukee County, who owe a combined total of just under $9 million. Search our database of people from Ozaukee County who owe state taxes.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue publishes an online list of people who owe more than $5,000 in state taxes. The list was last updated Jan. 3. Ozaukee County residents and businesses based here owe a collective $8.9 million in unpaid taxes, including income, withholding and sales tax. The largest unpaid tax bill from Port Washington is $220,600.83, and from Saukville is $153,825.59. Search the database above to find out who owes those bills, plus discover more about unpaid taxes in Ozaukee County. The database may not be available on mobile devices. Please log in from a computer if you have trouble searching.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Port Washington has 1.68 officers for every 1,000 people living in the community, while Saukville has 2.46. Use this searchable database on Patch to see how this compares with others around the state.
When it comes to how many police officers a community should have, is there a right number? There are no federal or state — or even local — mandates for how many officers provide optimal protection and service. The International Association of Chiefs of Police in a recent patrol staffing and deployment study states plainly: "Ready-made, universally applicable patrol staffing standards do not exist. Ratios, such as officers-per-thousand population, are totally inappropriate as a basis for staffing decisions." Instead, the study says needs should be determined by a number of different factors, including: Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Use this searchable database on Patch to find the different …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Port Washington administrator salaries are in line with other county districts. Use our interactive database to see which school administrators are the highest and lowest paid throughout the state of Wisconsin.
School adminstrator salaries in the Port Washington-Sauvkille School District are largely in line with counterparts in the southern half of Ozaukee County, according to data compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Superintendent Michael Weber earned $153,423 last year, directly in between salaries of Grafton Superintendent Jeff Pechura ($154,877) and Cedarburg Superintendent Daryl Herrick ($152,013). Northern Ozaukee's Joe Gassert ($143,750) and Mequon-Thiensivlle's Demond Means ($148,860) are slightly below. The numbers are from salary information released on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website. The data is from the 2011-12 school year. School districts across the state saw a larger than usual cut …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Search our interactive campaign contribution database to see how much people in your town or across the state have donated to the two major presidential candidates.
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across Wisconsin, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through the end of September.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Search Patch's interactive database to see who in Port Washington, Saukville is making contributions to President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
While polls show President Barack Obama may have more support from Wisconsin voters than Republican candidate Mitt Romney, there are some indications that the race may be tightening. A Marquette University poll released last week shows Obama leading Romney, 53 percent to 42 percent, which is down from the 14-point lead Obama held in the same poll in mid-September. Despite Obama leading in the polls, Romney is ahead in campaign dollars from both Port Washington and Saukville. The former governor has garnered $11,715 in contributions from Port residents, and $3,000 from Saukville residents, through Aug. 31; Obama received $2,215 from Port residents and $460 from Saukville. A total of 16 Port Washington and Saukville residents donated to the …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Check out Patch's new interactive campaign contribution database to find out who in your community is contributing to President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
See which presidential candidates are getting money from Wisconsin residents with Patch's interactive database of individual contributions made to President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. This database includes nearly 18,000 individual contributions Wisconsin residents made to the two candidates from April 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012, the most recent data available. The data, which is from the Federal Elections Commission, does not include contributions to political action committees or other outside groups.