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The mission of Muskego-Norway Schools is “every student learning, growing ... succeeding.” In pursuit of this, MNS provides a comprehensive curriculum; wide-ranging co-curricular programming in academics, athletics and music; extensive non-traditional programming and support services for students.

MNS is the 31st largest school district out of 426 in Wisconsin, serving nearly 5,000 students in grades 4K-12. Students are served through eight sites: five elementary schools (K-4), two middle schools (5-8) and one high school (9-12). Additionally, four-year-olds are served through a 4K program that is a partnership with local providers and delivered at community provider sites. The district covers approximately 42 square miles, serving the entire city of Muskego, a portion of the town of Norway and a small area within the city of New Berlin. The percentage of students who plan to attend post-secondary school (four-year college and vocational-technical college combined) upon graduation is approximately 85 percent.

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This district commitment to continuous improvement has resulted in student achievement that is regionally competitive and demonstrates ongoing growth in several key measures. Academically, Muskego-Norway students are high-achieving. Students consistently score above the state average on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination and on the most common college entrance exam in the Midwest, the ACT. Muskego-Norway students in grades three through eight and 10 scored higher than the state average by eight to 19 percentage points in all categories, including reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. In reading and math, 87 to 95 percent of Muskego-Norway students in grades three through eight and 10 scored proficient or advanced. On the ACT, nearly two-thirds of the district’s seniors took the test in 2011 and achieved an impressive overall composite score of 23.9 on average, the highest rate of performance in district history.

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While academic achievement is the primary aim, developing the whole student is also very important to the organization. This commitment is evident, for example, in the district’s region-leading graduation rate of nearly 98 percent. The district is also well known and respected for its successes in a wide variety of other areas. For example, the Muskego High School music department is highly acclaimed, with no high school’s groups being featured performers more often in recent years at the annual state music educators’ convention in Madison. In addition, the district annually sends many teams to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind problem-solving competition, with MNS teams regularly earning top honors and moving on to the world competition. Furthermore, Muskego High School has claimed the Southeast Conference’s All-Sports Conference Championship three straight years, among a host of other accomplishments at the regional, sectional and state levels. In fall of 2012, MHS will join the Classic Eight Conference, an association of high-performing academic and co-curricular districts based solely in Waukesha County.

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As an inclusive K-12 learning environment, MNS continues to cultivate a district deserving of the community’s support and pride through a comprehensive strategic planning process. On-going commitment to the district’s core strategies of enhancing teaching and learning, developing people and partnerships, providing quality leadership and continuously improving services and operations places the district in an excellent position to achieve its vision of being the district of choice in southeastern Wisconsin, where every student is learning, growing and succeeding. This dedication to excellence and continuous improvement has resulted in MHS being selected as one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek magazine and the district receiving the Wisconsin Forward Award – Mastery Level, makes it only the third K-12 school district to ever earn this award based on organization quality and excellence.

Finally, MNS works closely with our community, leading to satisfaction levels across various measures that typically are in the 80-90 percent range. In addition, the district is earning a growing reputation in the metro area in several areas:

• Taking student learning and success to a region-leading level.
• Pursuing continuous improvement throughout the system.
• Providing strong strategic planning and progress monitoring.
• Ensuring responsible stewardship of the community’s resources.
• Valuing stakeholder feedback and responding to it appropriately.

As one of the community’s biggest employers and a key reason citizens cite for moving and staying in the area, Muskego-Norway Schools is working hard to build and sustain a district worthy of strong community support. We look forward to seeing you in one of our schools or attending one of our district events soon.

Parochial Schools

St. Paul’s Lutheran School
St. Paul’s Elementary School, PreK and Early Childhood Care are committed to providing a quality, caring Christian education that meets a child’s academic, mental, physical and spiritual needs. The experienced and loving staff incorporates God’s word into all subject areas, creating the basis for exceptional learning. Students have consistently recorded above-average scores on standardized tests. Bussing, before- and after-school care provide maximum flexibility to serve the families of our community. Nearly 200 students are enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade. Our 3K and 4K program enrolls an additional 90 children. The School of Early Learning provides year-round childcare and Christian education for approximately 45 children, six weeks old through age three, as well as the summer care program for school-age children up to 10 years old. Visit the school website at www.stpmuskego.org or our church website at www.stpaulmuskego.org or stop by in person, located on Janesville Road, one mile east of Moorland Road.

St. Leonard Catholic School
St. Leonard School is a Catholic elementary school serving children in grades K5-8. The admission policies of St. Leonard are non-discriminatory. At St. Leonard School, administrators, teachers, students and parents make our school a community. St. Leonard School categorizes the importance of education in three ways:

Values

• Children at St. Leonard School learn to live with Christ-like characteristics based upon Gospel values.

• St. Leonard School imparts values of justice.

• St. Leonard School curriculum is rooted in service to others and to the community, and is based in Catholic Social Teaching.

Living the Faith

• St. Leonard School exists to pass on the Catholic faith.

• Children attend St. Leonard School with peers who share similar beliefs and the parish and school communities reinforce these beliefs.

• Children learn of and participate in our Catholic traditions and share our Catholic heritage.

Education of the Whole Child

• Educational philosophy focuses on education of the mind, body and spirit.

• St. Leonard School develops leaders for the world of tomorrow.

• St. Leonard School provides a quality, comprehensive, results-oriented education.

St. Leonard School strives to create an environment where a child can learn and grow as a child of God.

St. Joseph Catholic School
Mission Statement: We are committed to nurturing each student’s potential while developing the foundation for lifelong Christian faith, strong academic advancement, healthy self-esteem and service to the greater community.

St. Joseph School is committed to the development and retention of a superior teaching staff. All full-time teachers are certified and current in their state and archdiocesan requirements. Using phonics-based reading and language curriculum. Standardized testing is administered every year in all grades.

SCHOOLS – PUBLIC

Muskego Norway Schools
Educational Services Center
Superintendent — (262) 971-1800

Bay Lane Middle School — (262) 971-1810
S75 W16399 Hilltop Drive

Country Meadows Elementary — (262) 971-1815
S75 W16399 Hilltop Drive

Lakeview Elementary — (262) 971-1850
26335 Fries Lane, Wind Lake

Lake Denoon Middle School — (262) 971-1820
W216 S10586 Crowbar Drive

Mill Valley Elementary School — (262) 971-1830
W191 S6445 Hillendale Drive

Muskego Elementary School — (262) 971-1840
S75 W17476 Janesville Road

Muskego High School — (262) 971-1790
W183 S8750 Racine Avenue

Tess Corners Elementary — (262) 971-1860
W147 S6800 Durham Drive

SCHOOLS – PAROCHIAL

St Leonard Catholic School — (262) 679-0451
W173 S7777 Westwood Drive

St Paul’s Lutheran School — (414) 422-0320
S66 W14325 Janesville Road

St. Joseph’s School — (262) 662-2737
W227 S8930 St. Joseph Drive

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