Exceptional Academics and Outcomes

The Mequon-Thiensville School District is an exemplary educational leader, consistently ranking among the finest public school districts in the state. Grounded in our mission and comprehensive strategic plan, our K-12 curriculum is aligned to prepare all students for their next educational step—the next grade level, graduation, college or career.

Our students are among the highest achieving because of their ability to think critically, seek innovation and approach learning through an inquiry perspective. The passionate educators in the Mequon-Thiensville School District have an intentional focus to nurture these skills for lifelong learning among students of all ages and achievement levels.

MTSD 'Significantly Exceeds Expectations'

One measure of our success can be found in noting that MTSD is a top ranking school district on the current Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) District Report Cards, which are based on the 2015-16 school year.

Through its School and District Report Card program, the DPI rates achievement for all of the state’s 424 public school districts, issuing an accountability index score ranging from 0 to 100. MTSD’s score for the 2015-16 school year is 86.5, which DPI categorizes as Significantly Exceeds Expectations.

Further, all six MTSD schools received overall accountability ratings of 81 or greater on their School Report Cards, meaning all district schools Exceed Expectations or Significantly Exceed Expectations according to the DPI. 

Rankings for 2015-16 place MTSD as a top ranking school for all three years in which the report has been produced. (DPI began releasing report cards as an accountability measure in 2011-12, but did not release report cards for the 2013-14 school year.)

Further highlights of MTSD School and District data include the following:

  • MTSD achieved the highest overall score for a 4K-12 school district serving more than 3,500 students.

  • Oriole Lane Elementary School achieved the second highest overall school score for a 4K-5 school with a score of 95.7.

  • Homestead High School is one of only two high schools to achieve the status of 'Significantly Exceeds Expectations' all three years DPI has released School Report Cards.

  • Homestead High School achieved the second highest overall score among traditional high schools in Wisconsin with a score of 89.0.

Understanding DPI’s District and School Report Cards

DPI’s accountability index scores are based on outcomes in four priority areas. The four priority areas include:

  • Student Achievement, which measures the level of knowledge and skills among students in the school, compared to state and national standards.

  • Student Growth, used to describe how much student knowledge of reading and mathematics in the school changes from year to year.

  • Closing Gaps, which shows how the performance of student groups experiencing statewide gaps in achievement and graduation is improving in the school.

  • On-Track to Graduation and Postsecondary Readiness, which indicates the success of students in the school in achieving educational milestones that predict postsecondary success.

Schools and districts are also evaluated on their level of student engagement–test participation rates, chronic absenteeism rates, and dropout rates when applicable. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from 'Fails to Meet Expectations' to 'Significantly Exceeds Expectations,' as well as one to five stars.

District and School Report Cards

District Report Card

Homestead High School Report Card

Lake Shore Middle School Report Card

Steffen Middle School Report Card

Donges Bay Elementary School Report Card

Oriole Lane Elementary School Report Card

Wilson Elementary School Report Card


More detailed information regarding School and District Report Cards may be found at http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability.

We’re proud that we’re ranked as a top school district in the state on DPI’s District Report Cards. But that’s only one measure of our success. Learn more about academics in the Mequon-Thiensville School District.

  • Mequon-Thiensville School District
  • 5000 West Mequon Road Mequon, WI 53092
  • Phone: 262-238-8500 Fax: 262-238-8520