Mequon-Thiensville School District


Our schools can celebrate many points of pride. Achievements and awards are noteworthy, but what distinguishes the Mequon-Thiensville School District is the unrelenting dedication of our workforce, parents and the community to the success of all students. Our calling is to launch each child into their own best version of success. The following report to the community details our commitment to meeting the needs of all learners in order to prepare them for the future, how we strive to sustain a culture of excellence, and how we manage our resources for continued fiscal strength.

Quality Report

Milestones for Post-Secondary Success

As students move through their 4K-12 academic careers, they strive for and reach a number of key milestones. We have identified seven milestones that benchmark our efforts to guide our efforts in ensuring that all students will experience college and future career success. Our Milestones for Post-Secondary Success include measurable outcomes that allow us to monitor student progress in preparing for post-secondary success. Our goal is that when students graduate from high school, they have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary education. Each milestone is rigorous, encouraging our students to develop higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills.

Learn more about the Milestones and current data, review historical percentages, and important context

School Report Cards

2020-21 School Report Cards

Once again, the Mequon-Thiensville School District Significantly Exceeds Expectations on the 2020-2021 District Report Cards issued in November 2021 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Report cards for the 2019-2020 school year were not issued last year due to the statewide school closure in March 2020. The district's ranked score is the 6th highest score among 364 K-12 public school districts in the state. MTSD has significantly exceeded expectations all seven years the District Report Cards have been produced.

Changes to the Report Card Scoring System

As part of the state accountability system, the DPI produces report cards for every publicly funded school and district in Wisconsin. The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s performance during the 2020-21 school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DPI encourages caution when interpreting scores and ratings on the 2020-21 report cards. New in 2021, the following adjustments were made to the scoring system used in created the report cards:

  • Adjustment to the Overall Score Rating
  • Achievement data is based on data from 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2020-21 school years
  • Closing Gaps now referred to as Target Group Outcomes (focusing on a single target group of students, composed of students in the bottom 25% based on the prior year's test results, which were from the 2018-2019 school year)
  • No deductions for not meeting dropout and absenteeism specific rates

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Report Card Archive

Transparency Center


National Blue Ribbon School

National Blue Ribbon Schools:

Lake Shore Middle School (2015)

Oriole Lane Elementary (2017)
Homestead High School (2004)


MTSD Significantly Exceeds Expectations

MTSD Significantly Exceeds Expectations According to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (2020-21)

2019 Best School on Niche

Best Schools on Niche (2022)

bc top school districts, 2019 - wisconsin - badge 2019 Best Districts in Wisconsin

US News Best High Schools 2018

US News & World Report: Homestead High School Best High Schools (2020)

Washington Post

Washington Post: America's Most Challenging High Schools (2017)

Best School Districts in America, 2018

National Council for Home Safety and Security: 2018 Best Schools in America



Homestead High School National Demonstration School (2017 & 2022)

Steffen Middle School National Demonstration School (2020)