Best Public Schools in Zip Code 54403


The 54403 zip code area of Wausau, Wisconsin is home to 10 schools, including 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and 1 alternative school. These schools serve a diverse student population and exhibit a wide range of performance, with some standout institutions and others facing challenges.

Among the top-performing schools in the area is Hewitt-Texas Elementary, which ranks in the 90th percentile of Wisconsin elementary schools and boasts strong test scores, with 44-88% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics. In contrast, Franklin Elementary struggles with lower proficiency rates of 20-26.67% in 3rd-5th grade English Language Arts. The data suggests a correlation between higher free/reduced lunch rates (a proxy for economic disadvantage) and lower academic performance.

The area also features some unique school models, such as Wausau Area Virtual Education, an alternative virtual school with a 0% chronic absenteeism rate and a 0% dropout rate, and Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy, which has a low student-teacher ratio of 9.8 to 1. These schools demonstrate that alternative approaches can be effective in engaging students and supporting high graduation rates, even if their traditional test score performance is not as strong.

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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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