Mequon-Thiensville School District

Academic Standards

Notice of Pupil Academic Standards

Per Wisconsin Act 55, the Board of Education provides the following notice, which clearly identifies the pupil academic standards in the Mequon-Thiensville School District:

The Mequon-Thiensville School District is committed to maximizing the academic growth of all students through the implementation of rigorous academic standards. Academic standards in the Mequon-Thiensville School District are leveraged as a tool to determine the proper level of instructional rigor, evaluate the organizational effectiveness, benchmark student and teacher output and assist in the ongoing assessment of curricular resources.

Standards are viewed as the foundation for instructional expectations. Instructionally, it is the goal of the Mequon-Thiensville School District to ensure that every student experience annual growth every school year enrolled. It is through the use of instructional standards in which we are able to gauge student academic growth.

In establishing academic standards for students in the Mequon-Thiensville School District, it is the expectation that:

  • All instructional standards are implemented with fidelity across the District
  • Thoughtful review of student performance data is conducted to ensure that all students are fulfilling their academic promise
  • High quality instructional practices are used to best meet the needs of each student

In order to best equip our students to fulfill their post-secondary aspirations through exemplary performance on state assessments coordinated by the Department of Public Instruction and post-secondary access assessments like the ACT, the Mequon-Thiensville School District Board of Education has adopted the following academic standards:

Subject Area


English Language Arts (PK-12)

Common Core State Standards

Mathematics (PK-12)

Common Core State Standards

Science (PK-12)

Next Generation Science Standards


Social Studies

Wisconsin State Standards


Wisconsin State Standards


Wisconsin State Standards

Physical Education and Health

Wisconsin State Standards

Computer Science

Wisconsin State Standards

Financial Literacy (PK-12) Wisconsin State Standards


The District has reviewed all of the above-mentioned standards and deems said standards to be rigorous and appropriate for instruction. The aforementioned standards are consistent and in alignment with the District’s educational philosophy, organizational goals and strategic plan.

Compliance Documents