The Waupun School District is consists of the Waupun Junior/Senior High School (grades 7-12), Rock River Intermediate School (grades 2-6), and Meadow View Primary School (grades 4K-1) . The district has active parent/teacher organizations or parent advisory committees at each school. The district is progressive with a strategic plan in place that is focusing the district on a path of continuous improvement. The mission of the school district is as follows:
The School District of Waupun in partnership with its students, families, and communities will challenge its students to ensure their mastery of the skills necessary to become life-long learners, fully capable of competing in and contributing to a dynamic global society, by setting high expectations for the whole learner and providing the necessary resources for education while recognizing each individual's uniqueness in a healthy, joyful, and caring environment.
The district is governed by a seven-person Board of Education that meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. District residents are encouraged to attend and become involved in a wealth of activities. The district has over 275 employees and has an annual budget in access of 17.2 million dollars with a mill rate of approximately 17 mills/per thousand of equalized valuation. The District has approximately 2,600 students attending public schools including a high school, middle school, and five elementary schools.
The district is student-centered with many positive school climate efforts to support student social and personal growth. Academically, the curriculum is challenging with many students going on for further education. Some of the programs that make the district special are: comprehensive programs for exceptional educational needs, gifted and talented education, access to current computer technology community education, early childhood education, before school day care, breakfast program, career passport counseling and education for employment mentorships.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION K-12
Central Wisconsin Christian Schools has been established in Waupun since 1948, providing a quality education with a sound moral and Biblical basis for four-year old kindergarten students through senior high.
The elementary campus at 520 McKinley Street provides full-day instruction to 135 students of four-year old kindergarten through fifth grade. Over 200 middle and high school students receive their education in a new facility at 301 Fox Lake Road. This facility has been designed to include modern science and computer labs, technology education, and an integrated media center.
While over 30 qualified and certified teachers provide instruction to these students in areas such as science, technology, music, art, math, physical education, etc., they also use discipline techniques rooted in Christ's teachings. The call to be reconciled to one another out of love for Christ is the ultimate goal in every situation.
Beyond the core curricula of Waupun's Christian schools, students are given opportunities to explore a wide range of topics and activities such as music, the arts, government, worship, athletics, vocational education, journalism, drama and other various internships.
Teachers are chosen for their professional preparation, expertise in subject area, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Their call is to nurture and enable students to reflect the love of Jesus. They do this both by modeling the Christian walk and teaching it. Every teacher's goal is to direct students into a Christian way of thinking and living, both in the classroom and in the community.
Parents are actively involved in Christian education as well. Many have the opportunity to serve on respective school boards, thereby guiding the overall program of the school. Parents serve as room fathers and mothers. They also serve on various committees, some that raise funds for a wide-variety of programs, others that aide in hot lunch, public relations, teacher appreciation, health, athletics and building and grounds.
CWCS represents parents from a wide-variety of church denominations and Christian beliefs. These parents are very committed to their children's education because they send them to these schools with dollars that supercede property tax dollars used to support public schools. This financial commitment is consistent with their belief that every part of life must be viewed with the spectacles that the Bible gives. The church, the school, and the home are united in the instruction these children receive. This united approach to education gives our students a solid Biblical-basis for how they view the world and their effectiveness in it.
Adult educational opportunities are abundant and include college course work, vocational and technical courses. The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Fond du Lac campuses, Marian College, Ripon College and Moraine Park Technical College are located just a short commuting distance from Waupun and offer a wide array of subject matter. Additionally, other state and private colleges are easily accessible from our community.
Moraine Park Technical College - Fond du Lac & Beaver Dam
University of Wisconsin Center - Fond du Lac
Marian College of Fond du Lac
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin - Madison