Best Public Schools in Kaukauna, WI


The Kaukauna, Wisconsin area is home to 7 schools, including 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, all part of the Kaukauna Area School District. The district is ranked 97 out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Among the standout schools in the district is New Directions Learning Community, a top-performing elementary charter school that ranks 28th out of 1,067 Wisconsin elementary schools and earns a 5-star rating. The district's middle school, River View School, also performs well, ranking 85th out of 640 Wisconsin middle schools with a 4-star rating. Meanwhile, Kaukauna High has a strong 96% four-year graduation rate but lags in academic performance, with a decline from a 4-star to a 2-star rating in recent years.

The schools in the Kaukauna area exhibit varying levels of student demographics and economic disadvantage. While the district is predominantly white, the percentage of minority students ranges from 10-23%. Free and reduced-price lunch rates also vary, from 17.9% at New Directions Learning Community to 39.0% at Haen Elementary. These disparities suggest a need to address equity and ensure all students have access to high-quality educational opportunities across the district.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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