The School District of Wisconsin Dells mission statement is Connect, Inspire, Achieve Everyone, Every day and our vision is academic and individual excellence for a stronger community. Adopted in June of 2016, these statements have provided clarity to our daily mission and vision. Our staff thrives on meeting the needs of our students through these statements. During the 2019-20 school year, district staff sent over 10,000 positive note cards home to students as one method of connecting and inspiring the students that the District serves each day!
The District includes a geographic area of approximately 186 square miles in Adams, Columbia, Juneau, Marquette and Sauk counties. All or part of the following municipalities are in the District: City of Wisconsin Dells, Village of Lake Delton, Town of Dell Prairie, Town of Dellona, Town of Delton, Town of Douglas, Town of Jackson, Town of Lyndon, Town of Newport, Town of New Haven and Town of Springville. Due to the size of the District, location of schools, and the presence of heavily traveled highways and roads, nearly 100% of the student population is transported by district buses or via their parents to and from school.
SDWD Enrollment: 1,715 students. (As of 9-18-2020) With a school-by-school breakdown of the following:
Lake Delton Elementary (Grades PK-5)
Neenah Creek Elementary (Grades K-5)
Spring Hill Elementary (Grades PK-5)
Wisconsin Dells Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Wisconsin Dells High School (Grades 9-12)
All three elementary schools participate in Wisconsin’s Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) program, which provides the District with additional state funding to reduce class size in kindergarten through third grade classrooms.
Students with Disabilities
Students receiving free or reduced lunch
WIAA boys & girls sports
Students pursuing two-year degree
Students pursuing four-year degree
The Wisconsin Dells area is the premier vacation destination in the Midwest. The equalized valuation of the District is over $2.4 billion. Because of the high equalized-value-per-student results, the District receives approximately 10% of its revenues from the State of Wisconsin. Annual District expenditures exceed $22 million.