Top 10 Best Columbia County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 36 public schools serving 10,180 students in Columbia County, WI. Columbia County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Columbia County, WI are Lewiston Elementary School, Poynette Middle School and Poynette Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Columbia County, WI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Columbia County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Columbia County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lewiston Elementary School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
W11195 State Road 127
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-2524
Grades: K-5
| 94 students
Rank: #22.
Poynette Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
108 N Cleveland St
Poynette, WI 53955
(608) 635-4347
Grades: 6-8
| 237 students
Rank: #33.
Poynette Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
108 N Cleveland St
Poynette, WI 53955
(608) 635-4347
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #44.
Pardeeville Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
120 Oak St
Pardeeville, WI 53954
(608) 429-2153
Grades: 5-8
| 251 students
Rank: #55.
Discovery Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Fuller St
Columbus, WI 53925
(920) 623-5950
Grades: K-3
| 113 students
Rank: #66.
Portage Academy Of Achievement
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
117 W Franklin St
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 745-0887
Grades: 9-12
| 26 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Fall River Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
150 Bradley St
Fall River, WI 53932
(920) 484-3333
Grades: PK-5
| 228 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Pardeeville Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
503 E Chestnut St
Pardeeville, WI 53954
(608) 429-2151
Grades: PK-4
| 343 students
Rank: #99.
Cambria Friesland Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
410 E Edgewater St
Cambria, WI 53923
(920) 348-5656
Grades: PK-5
| 178 students
Rank: #1010.
Lodi High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1100 Sauk St
Lodi, WI 53555
(608) 592-3853
Grades: 9-12
| 499 students
Rank: #1111.
Muir Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2600 Woodcrest Dr
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-5531
Grades: 2-5
| 341 students
Rank: #1212.
Columbus Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
400 S Dickason Blvd
Columbus, WI 53925
(920) 623-5950
Grades: 4-8
| 472 students
Rank: #1313.
Portage High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 E Collins St
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-8545
Grades: 9-12
| 787 students
Rank: #1414.
Lodi Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
900 Sauk St
Lodi, WI 53555
(608) 592-3854
Grades: 6-8
| 316 students
Rank: #1515.
Ouisconsing School Of Collaboration
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
103 Pleasant St
Lodi, WI 53555
(608) 592-3855
Grades: 3-5
| 80 students
Rank: #1616.
Lodi Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 School St
Lodi, WI 53555
(608) 592-3842
Grades: 1-5
| 447 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Poynette High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
108 N Cleveland St
Poynette, WI 53955
(608) 635-4347
Grades: 9-12
| 327 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Rio Middle/high
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
411 Church St
Rio, WI 53960
(920) 992-3141
Grades: 6-12
| 227 students
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Rusch Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
117 W Franklin St
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-7376
Grades: K-5
| 219 students
Rank: #2020.
Spring Hill Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Vine St
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 253-2467
Grades: 6-8
| 423 students
Rank: #2121.
Pardeeville High School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Oak St
Pardeeville, WI 53954
(608) 429-2153
Grades: 9-12
| 217 students
Rank: #2222.
Spring Hill Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Vine St
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 253-2468
Grades: PK-5
| 547 students
Rank: #2323.
Randolph Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
110 Meadowood Dr
Randolph, WI 53956
(920) 326-2431
Grades: PK-8
| 378 students
Rank: #2424.
Fall River High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Bradley St
Fall River, WI 53932
(920) 484-3333
Grades: 6-12
| 243 students
Rank: #2525.
Columbus High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1164 Farnham St
Columbus, WI 53925
(920) 623-5950
Grades: 9-12
| 405 students
Rank: #2626.
Wisconsin Dells High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
520 Race St
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 253-1461
Grades: 9-12
| 432 students
Rank: #2727.
Rio Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
355 Lowville Rd
Rio, WI 53960
(920) 992-3143
Grades: PK-5
| 182 students
Rank: #2828.
Wayne Bartels Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2505 New Pinery Rd
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-2165
Grades: 6-8
| 557 students
Rank: #2929.
Cambria Friesland Middle/high
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
410 E Edgewater St
Cambria, WI 53923
(920) 348-5135
Grades: 6-12
| 205 students
307 Bullen Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
(608) 635-4347
Grades: PK-K
| 73 students
Columbia Correctional Institution
Alternative School
2925 Columbia Dr
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-9100
Grades: 11-12
| 34 students
200 Fuller St
Columbus, WI 53925
(920) 623-5950
Grades: PK-3
| 365 students
Lodi Primary
103 Pleasant St
Lodi, WI 53555
(608) 592-3855
Grades: PK-K
| 93 students
Lodi-4-kids
103 Pleasant St
Lodi, WI 53555
(608) 592-3855
Grades: PK
| 85 students
2600 Woodcrest Dr
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-3715
Grades: PK-4
| 160 students
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Columbia County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
110 S Elm St
Pardeeville, WI 53954
(608) 429-9939
Grades: PK
| 8 students
N5194 State Rd 78
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-2601
Grades: 1-6
| 44 students
W8460 Bilkie Rd
Poynette, WI 53955
(608) 635-4347
Grades: K-2
| n/a students
W8349 Dumke Rd
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-6016
Grades: K-6
| 64 students
1100 Sauk St
Lodi, WI 53555
(608) 592-3853
Grades: 9-10
| 5 students
520 Race St
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 253-1461
Grades: 9-12
| 20 students
W6180 School Rd
Pardeeville, WI 53954
(608) 429-3412
Grades: 5
| 67 students
301 E Collins St
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-4879
Grades: 6-12
| 30 students
191 East Slifer St
Portage, WI 53901
(608) 742-3764
Grades: 7-8
| 13 students

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