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The members of the Port Edwards Public School Community believe that we offer a unique and competitive educational opportunity.  Nestled along the Wisconsin River our village and surrounding townships offer a family friendly atmosphere.  We serve our youth and residents through a beautiful park system, intercity bike trails, and a community YMCA.  This small suburban school district has a dedicated staff and an open flexible attitude toward instructional innovation.  These qualities are key and allow us to address the academic and social needs of every student in an academy-like atmosphere.

            The District considers the residents of the Village of Port Edwards, the Townships of Seneca and Cranmoor, and the Moccasin Creek Mobile Home Park to be loyal Blackhawks.  Our communities take pride in the traditions of the school district and take seriously our commitment to meeting the changing needs of today’s students.

            Our high school of approximately 150 students offers college preparatory classes through rigorous classroom instruction, collaborative programs, postsecondary options, and virtual instruction.  The high school curriculum includes a full range of mathematics, science, social science, and language arts offerings.  The vocational education departments play an important role in our services to students and include courses designed to prepare students for life, technical colleges and the work force.  77% of the graduating class of 2010 exited with plans for a postsecondary education.

            Our middle school students have access to career exploration courses and foreign language courses beginning in sixth grade.  Our experienced middle school team works with the individual student to ensure that they are fully prepared for high school and the developmental transitions that are a part of adolescent growth.  

            Our elementary school maintains small class sizes.  For grades 4K-5 this ensures a personalized and successful start for our young learners.  In cooperation with the YMCA our four-year-old kindergarten is located at John E. Alexander South Wood County YMCA. Our program is half days and is in session five days per week.

            The Port Edwards School Technology department is directed by a full time technology expert and our technology standards are integrated throughout the curriculum.  Our buildings house four computer laboratories and a portable computer system in the middle school area. 

            We welcome every parent as a vital partner in educating students.  We demonstrate this belief by utilizing POWERSCHOOL as a student information system.  Our parents have instant online access to their children’s grades and assignments.  Further, our fully developed website informs the community about our school events and provides links to administration, board members, and academic department or grade level web pages.  PEPO, our Port Edwards Parent Organization, as well as our very active athletic booster club assist and champion the events that make for a well-rounded education.  School activities and athletic games bring out the Port Pride and are the community’s lifeblood.

            We support the busy lifestyles of our families and we recognize that safe, supervised before-and-after school programs are important.  The District addresses these needs with a 7:00 a.m. Morning Reading Program.  This free program is open daily to all students and includes academic and social activities.  For an after school “Positive Place” we host a satellite program of the Boys and Girls Club, onsite at the elementary school.  Also open to all students ages 6-18, the club offer great activities from 3:12 until 6:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

            One outcome of these elements is consistently excellent state test scores and rising ACT scores.  District Test Data can be viewed on our website under the “District Resource” link.  Other outcomes include high student participation in extra-curricular activities, high participation in postsecondary education, many opportunities for field trips and career exploration, and a cohesive, spirited student body.

            We welcome visitors and prospective community members.  Please stop in and witness how a small school district makes a big difference in the school, the community, and in improving America’s future…one student at a time.








Our policy:


It is the policy of the School District of Port Edwards that no person may be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil service, recreational, or other program or activity because of the person's sex, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability or handicap, as required by s.118.13, Wis. Stats.  This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and national origin), and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The district encourages informal resolutions of complaints under this policy. A formal complaint resolution procedure is available, however, to address allegations of violations of the policy in the School District of Port Edwards.

Any questions concerning this policy should be directed to the District Administrator of the Port Edwards Public Schools.




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Port Edwards School District

John Edwards High School / Middle School

801 2nd Street, Port Edwards

Wisconsin, 54469


Port Edwards Elementary School

951 5th Street, Port Edwards

Wisconsin 54469



Phone: 715-887-9000

Fax: 715-887-9040






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                           During periods of inclement weather, school officials will notify

                           area broadcasting organizations of any cancellations.

                           Tune in to one of the following for information concerning school closings:



                                                            -               Wisconsin Rapids WFHR 1320 AM

                                          -         Wisconsin Rapids WGLX 103.3 FM

                                        -                 Plover WIZD 99.9 FM

                                        -                 Wausau WIFC 95.5 FM




                                        -                   Wausau (CBS) – WSAW-TV Channel 7

                                        -                   Wausau (ABC) – WAOW-TV Channel 9

                                        -                   Eau Claire (NBC) – WEAU-TV 13




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