Wausau School District

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Wausau School District
Wausau School District emblem.jpg
Educating for the future, one child at a time.
415 Seymour Street, Wausau, WI
United States
Type Public
Established 1861
Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Williams
Enrollment 8,836
Color(s) Purple, White, Gold

The Wausau School District is a public school district serving the Wausau metropolitan area, including the City of Wausau and the Towns of Rib Mountain, Wausau, Stettin, and Texas. It contains two high schools, two middle schools, 14 elementary schools, and one alternative high school.


Elementary schools[edit]

  • Franklin Elementary[1]
  • Grant Elementary[2]
  • Hawthorn Hills Elementary[3]
  • Hewitt Texas Elementary[4]
  • Jefferson Elementary[5]
  • G.D. Jones Elementary[6]
  • A.C. Kiefer Elementary[7]
  • Lincoln Elementary[8]
  • Maine Elementary[9]
  • Rib Mountain Elementary[10]
  • John Marshall Elementary[11]
  • Riverview Elementary[12]
  • South Mountain Elementary[13]
  • Stettin Elementary[14]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Horace Mann Middle School [15]
  • John Muir Middle School

High schools[edit]

Schools No Longer Existing[edit]

  • Humbolt School, built in 1873-74
  • Washington School, built in 1889
  • Franklin School, built in 1883
  • Lincoln School, built in 1883
  • Columbia School, built in 1885
  • Longfellow School, built in 1894; now administrative offices for the school district
  • Wausau High School and Wausau Senior High, built in 1898 and renovated in 1936, 1951, 1961, and 1986. The old building is now an apartment complex.
  • Horace Mann Junior High, demolished in 1984, rebuilt on 13th and Sells Streets as Horace Mann Middle School in 1993.
  • Marathon County Training School for Teachers, built in 1889; the University of Wisconsin–Marathon County now occupies the site.

No Child Left Behind performance[edit]

The No Child Left Behind Act sets standards for school districts throughout the country.

The Wausau School District is currently not identified as "in need of improvement" by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.[1]

Objective 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008
Test Participation Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Reading Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Mathematics Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Other Academic Indicator Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Improvement Status Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Met Annual Progress Yes Yes Yes Yes

Notable people[edit]

  • Charles Zarnke, Wisconsin politician, was janitor for the school district after he left office


  1. ^ "A Adequate Yearly Progress Review Summary". Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved 2008-07-02.