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.
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.
Note About the 2019-20 School Year Report Cards:
Per the Wisconsin DPI: 2019 Wisconsin Act 185 prohibits the release of school and district accountability report cards in the 2020-21 school year. This means OEA will not issue school or district report cards for 2019-20 (the report cards that would usually be publicly released in November).
2018-19 School Report Cards
The Mequon-Thiensville School District Significantly Exceeds Expectations on the 2018-19 School Report Cards issued in November 2019 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The district's ranked score is the 2nd highest score among K-12 public school districts in the state. MTSD has significantly exceeded expectations all six years the District Report Cards have been produced.
In addition, all six schools in the Mequon-Thiensville School District exceed or significantly exceed expectations based on 2018-19 data. Highlights of MTSD School Report Cards include the following:
- Donges Bay Elementary School earned its highest-ever index score of 93.8
- Homestead High School earned its highest index score ever of 91.4.
- Donges Bay Elementary School, Lake Shore Middle School, Steffen Middle School, and Homestead High School all earned their highest Closing Gaps index score.
- Homestead High School earned a perfect index score for Graduation Rate Gaps.
National Blue Ribbon Schools:
Oriole Lane Elementary (2017)
Lake Shore Middle School (2015)
Homestead High School (2004)
MTSD Significantly Exceeds Expectations According to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (2018-19)
2019 Best School on Niche
AVID: Homestead High School National Demonstration School (2017)
US News & World Report: Homestead High School Best High Schools (2020)
Washington Post: America's Most Challenging High Schools (2017)