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Successful Schools

We affirm the dedication and hard work schools invest along their implementation journeys. Below, you’ll find Wisconsin school and district success stories, and recipients of our Recognized Schools program for the current year. These featured schools and districts provide insights, inspiration, and ideas for your implementation. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

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Academy of Accelerated Learning

Milwaukee, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region Southeast

Gold Mathematics Gold Mathematics
Gold Reading Gold Reading
Gold Behavior Gold Behavior

Creating a better world through intercultural understanding and respect As a visitor at the Academy of Accelerated Learning in Milwaukee you can’t help but notice…

Appleton West High School

Appleton, WI
School Level High School
Region East

Bronze Behavior Bronze Behavior

Understanding the impact of changes in adult practices In 2010, Appleton West High School’s leadership team knew that staff buy-in would be critical to building…

Bayfield High School

Bayfield, WI
School Level High School
Region North

Silver Mathematics Silver Mathematics
Silver Reading Silver Reading
Bronze Behavior Bronze Behavior

Designing environments where students see themselves Bayfield High School is dedicated to creating a culture that is responsive to the needs of their student body….

Bessie Allen Middle School

North Fond du Lac, WI
School Level Middle School
Region East

Bronze Behavior Bronze Behavior

Meeting the needs of community As the diversity of the North Fond du Lac community grew, Bessie Allen Middle School saw an increase in English…

Bloomer High School

Bloomer, WI
Region West

Increasing instruction and professional dialogue Principal Chad Steinmetz led Bloomer High School in implementing a new schedule during the 2012–13 school year, designed to increase…

Butte des Morts Elementary School

Menasha, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region East

Silver Behavior Silver Behavior

Engaging with families leads to partnership in their children’s education Butte Des Morts Elementary School illustrates why families are key collaborators in a successful multi-level…

Chequamegon School District

Park Falls, WI
School Level District

Implementing schedule changes to meet student needs When Over the past two years, the Chequamegon High School team has been working on efforts to improve…

Clovis Grove Elementary School

Menasha, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region East

Silver Mathematics Silver Mathematics
Silver Reading Silver Reading
Silver Behavior Silver Behavior

Implementing a co-teaching model for universal-level instruction The staff at Clovis Grove Elementary School in Menasha are determined to maximize the learning time in the…

Crandon School District

School Level District

Building strong shared leadership The School District of Crandon is one building that houses all three schools. The 2011-2012 school year began by kicking off…

Cudahy High School

Cudahy, WI
School Level High School
Region Southeast

Successfully layering selected-level supports in a high school environment After four years of implementing PBIS supports at the universal/tier 1 level, the faculty and staff…

Franklin Elementary School

West Allis, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region Southeast

Silver Behavior Silver Behavior

Knowing students and engaging families in the process Franklin’s story is an inspiring one. Their commitment to an equitable, multi-level system of support has assisted…

Franklin Middle School

Green Bay, WI
School Level Middle School
Region East

Bronze Behavior Bronze Behavior

Communicating right from the start With over half of our data year under our belts, our team has learned a lot from our mistakes; however,…

Halmstad Elementary School

Chippewa Falls, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region West

Silver Reading Silver Reading
Silver Behavior Silver Behavior

Building an equitable, multi-level system of supports Halmstad Elementary is making great strides in working towards an equitable, multi-level system of supports. One significant factor…

Hillcrest Primary School

Shawano, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region North

Bronze Behavior Bronze Behavior

Students learn teamwork through classroom award One interesting problem/trend presented to our universal team was the concern that students were working so hard to earn…

Horizon Elementary School

Sun Prairie, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region South

Bronze Behavior Bronze Behavior

Building playground behavioral expectations For Horizon Elementary School, the 2010-11 school year has been deemed “The Year of The Playground.” Our Universal PBIS Team met…

Indian Community School

Franklin, WI
School Level Elementary School, Middle School
Region Southeast

Bronze Behavior Bronze Behavior

Emphasizing balance Where you come from makes you who you are. That’s why the Indian Community School places emphasis on the balance between heritage and…

Indian Mound Middle School

McFarland, WI
School Level Middle School
Region South

Silver Behavior Silver Behavior

Bringing district vision in focus The McFarland School District utilizes the PBIS Implementation Blueprint for their district-wide behavior implementation. The McFarland district-level leadership team meets…

Jefferson Elementary School

Sheboygan, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region East

Silver Mathematics Silver Mathematics
Silver Reading Silver Reading
Silver Behavior Silver Behavior

Overcoming challenges through the use of a systemic framework Every day, staff and students at Jefferson Elementary begin with a promise to do their best….

Lawrence-Lawson Elementary School

Sparta, WI
School Level Elementary School
Region West

Silver Mathematics Silver Mathematics
Silver Behavior Silver Behavior

Excellence for all Lawrence-Lawson in Sparta is living their motto, “Excellence for all, Whatever it Takes.” To achieve this goal, they are dedicated to evolving…

Marcy Elementary School

Menomonee Falls, WI
Region Southeast

Building bus behavioral expectations Marcy Elementary began implementing PBIS strategies after participating in universal team training in August 2009. After reviewing their parent survey and…