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Green Bay-area schools rank towards the top in best Wisconsin elementary and middle schools

Green Bay Press-Gazette

GREEN BAY —  released their elementary and middle school rankings for Wisconsin Thursday, and several schools in Green Bay and surrounding communities are near the top of the list.

While this outlet is best known for their rankings of , they also have started ranking elementary and middle schools state by state. In all, nearly 2,000 elementary schools and nearly 1,500 middle schools in Wisconsin were ranked. There is no national ranking.

The rankings use publicly available data from the U.S. Department of Education. According to U.S. IJʿ and World Report, is based on test scores, while the other half models how much each school outperformed baseline expectations based on student demographics. Where there were ties, student-teacher ratios were used as the tiebreakers. Also, since the rankings rely on public data, only public schools and publicly funded charter schools were ranked.

The ranking is based on academic data alone, as U.S. IJʿ and World Report explained : "Nonacademic factors also matter in evaluating schools, but in this space we are measuring what can be fairly measured, and the academic performance of their children’s schools are generally of high importance to families."

The Unified School of District of De Pere's District Office pictured October 19, 2023 in De Pere.

Green Bay-area elementary schools ranked in the top 100 in Wisconsin:

Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate (No. 26): Luxemburg-Casco School District, serving third through sixth grade.

Susie C. Altmayer Elementary (No. 28): Unified School District of De Pere, serving preschool through fourth grade.

Green Bay-area middle schools ranked in the top 100 in Wisconsin:

Luxemburg-Casco Middle (No. 27): Luxemburg-Casco School District, serving seventh and eighth grade.

Wrightstown Middle (No. 35): Wrightstown Community School District, serving fifth through eighth grade.

Foxview Intermediate (No. 37): Unified School District of De Pere, serving fifth and sixth grade.

De Pere Middle (No. 51): Unified School District of De Pere, serving seventh and eighth grade.

Bayshore Community Academy (No. 74): Oconto Unified School District, serving fifth through eighth grade.

Rebecca Loroff is a breaking and trending news reporter for northeastern Wisconsin. Contact her with story tips and feedback at rloroff@gannett.com.