Why Wisconsin Heights?
- District Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
- Enrollment: 777
- Teachers: 68
Develop engaged citizens through diverse experiences and rigorous academic expectations
- Utilizing best instructional practices to support rigorous academic standards;
- Data-driven decision-making process;
- Engagement with families and the community; and
- Fostering positive relationships
About the Wisconsin Heights School District
The Wisconsin Heights School District serves a rural area and two small towns. The Middle/High School building (1965) houses 388 students, is located on Highway 14, and had a major addition built in 1995. The district includes two elementary buildings; one located in each of the communities. Black Earth Elementary houses grades PK-2 (216 students) and was originally constructed in 1963. Mazomanie Elementary houses grades 3-5 (162 students) and was originally constructed in 1950. Both buildings had major renovations completed in 1978. A PK-12 Facilities Study was completed in 2014, and the District developed a multi-year maintenance plan that allocates $400,000 annually to address needs.
Wisconsin Heights School district is a comprehensive district that provides students with top-notch academics in a small, community atmosphere. The staff is dedicated to making sure each child achieves his/her potential in all areas of education. Over 50% of the staff lives in the district, which allows them to interact with students not only in school but also during outside community events. The District is proud to be able to maintain small class sizes. The typical class has 15-22 students; the staff and faculty attribute the high levels of student achievement to the caring environment and the small class sizes.
Students at Wisconsin Heights have numerous academic opportunities. We offer a wide variety of classes in Agriculture, Art, Business, Drama, English, Family and Consumer Science, Foreign Language (Spanish), Mathematics, Music (Instrumental/Vocal), Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology Education, and Work Experience, as well as offering eight Advanced Placement Classes. In addition, our students have several educational opportunities to travel both within and outside the United States. Some recent trips include Field Ecology trips to Yosemite, Music trips to New Orleans and New York, Middle School class trips to Milwaukee/Chicago, Social Studies trips to Washington DC, and Spanish trips to Spain. The high school also actively promotes foreign exchange experiences with students from various countries overseas.
Wisconsin Heights belongs to the Capitol Conference and offers an active co-curricular program. Students may choose from several activities: Academic Bowl, Art Club, Chess Club, Drama (Musicals and Plays), FBLA, FFA, Forensics, Jazz Band, Math Meet, National Honor Society, Pep Band, Student Council, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Hockey, Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, and Volleyball. We have a history of being competitive at the conference, regional, sectional, and state levels.
The district is proud of their student accomplishments, as well as their educators’ accolades and awards, which include several Kohl Fellowship recipients, Wisconsin Historical Society Teacher of the Year, as well as the 2014 High School Principal of the Year.
There are highly developed community partnerships with the district. Many parents volunteer in the school buildings and support the activities of their school-aged children. The Wisconsin Heights Educational Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization operating independently from the school district and has a variety of local citizens and community leaders on its board. The Foundation provides scholarships to graduating seniors and supports students and staff actively engaged in education. It is also the umbrella organization for other non-profit community organizations, such as Wisconsin Heights Players and Connect Kids. Finally, there is the Wisconsin Heights Endowment Fund (WHSDEF) which is a donor -based fund established with the Madison Community Foundation. The purpose of the WHSDEF is to provide grants outside the general operations of the district to help promote learning activities. The community support goes beyond volunteers and participation to include financial support of the local public schools.