Top 10 Best Dane County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 171 public schools serving 78,805 students in Dane County, WI. Dane County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Dane County, WI are Arboretum Elementary School, Northside Elementary School and Shorewood Hills Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dane County, WI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 41% statewide average). Schools in Dane County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Dane County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Arboretum Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1350 Arboretum Dr
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 849-1800
Grades: PK-4
| 430 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Northside Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3620 High Rd
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9130
Grades: PK-4
| 412 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Shorewood Hills Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1105 Shorewood Blvd
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #2 - 42. - 4.
Van Hise Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
4747 Waukesha St
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-4800
Grades: K-5
| 422 students
Rank: #55.
Waunakee Intermediate
Math: 81% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6273 Woodland Dr
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 849-2176
Grades: 5-6
| 650 students
Rank: #66.
Elm Lawn Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6701 Woodgate Rd
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9070
Grades: PK-4
| 374 students
Rank: #77.
Sunset Ridge Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8686 Airport Rd
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9300
Grades: PK-4
| 332 students
Rank: #88.
New Century School
Charter School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
420 Church St
Verona, WI 53593
(608) 845-4900
Grades: K-5
| 125 students
Rank: #99.
Waunakee Prairie Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
700 N Madison St
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 849-2200
Grades: PK-4
| 510 students
Rank: #1010.
Randall Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1802 Regent St
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 204-3300
Grades: 3-5
| 333 students
Rank: #1111.
Prairie View Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
300 Soden Dr
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-4200
Grades: PK-4
| 376 students
Rank: #1212.
Waunakee Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1001 South St
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 849-2060
Grades: 7-8
| 599 students
Rank: #1313.
Royal Oaks Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2215 Pennsylvania Ave
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 834-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 478 students
Rank: #1414.
Verona Area International School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5830 Devoro Rd
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 845-4200
Grades: K-5
| 113 students
Rank: #1515.
Hamilton Middle School
Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
4801 Waukesha St
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 204-4620
Grades: 6-8
| 725 students
Rank: #1616.
Winnequah School
Math: 68% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
800 Greenway Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-7677
Grades: PK-5
| 584 students
Rank: #1717.
Waunakee Heritage Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
501 South St
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 849-2030
Grades: PK-4
| 472 students
Rank: #1818.
Middleton High School
Math: 59% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2100 Bristol St
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9660
Grades: 9-12
| 2,301 students
Rank: #1919.
Eastside Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
661 Elizabeth Ln
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 834-7400
Grades: PK-5
| 445 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Lowell Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 Maple Ave
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 204-6600
Grades: PK-5
| 359 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Sauk Trail Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2205 Branch St
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9190
Grades: PK-4
| 405 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Token Springs Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1435 N Thompson Rd
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 834-6500
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
West Middleton Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7627 W Mineral Point Rd
Verona, WI 53593
(608) 829-9360
Grades: PK-4
| 367 students
Rank: #2424.
Kromrey Middle School
Math: 59% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7009 Donna Dr
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9530
Grades: 5-8
| 1,222 students
Rank: #2525.
Mount Horeb Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 E Garfield St
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
(608) 437-7306
Grades: 6-8
| 538 students
Rank: #2626.
Waunakee High School
Math: 58% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 Community Dr
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 849-2100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,376 students
Rank: #2727.
Horizon Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
625 N Heatherstone Dr
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 834-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 416 students
Rank: #2828.
Netherwood Knoll Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
276 Soden Dr
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-4100
Grades: PK-4
| 416 students
Rank: #2929.
Indian Mound Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6330 Exchange St
Mc Farland, WI 53558
(608) 838-8980
Grades: 6-8
| 543 students
Rank: #3030.
Glacier Creek Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2800 Military Road
Cross Plains, WI 53528
(608) 829-9420
Grades: 5-8
| 973 students
Rank: #3131.
Mount Horeb Intermediate
Math: 62% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Hanneman St
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
(608) 437-7406
Grades: 3-5
| 465 students
Rank: #3232.
Core Knowledge Charter School
Charter School
Math: 54% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
740 N Main St
Verona, WI 53593
(608) 845-4130
Grades: K-8
| 415 students
Rank: #3333.
Waubesa Intermediate
Math: 65% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5605 Red Oak Trl
Mc Farland, WI 53558
(608) 838-7667
Grades: 3-5
| 523 students
Rank: #3434.
Marquette Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1501 Jenifer St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-3220
Grades: 3-5
| 168 students
Rank: #3535.
Park Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1209 Park St
Cross Plains, WI 53528
(608) 829-9250
Grades: PK-4
| 253 students
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Dane County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2429 Clark Street
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9027
Grades: PK
| n/a students
2429 Clark St
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9027
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
15 S Brearly St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 663-1907
Grades: 9-10
| 42 students
5208 Mckenna Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 556-9682
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
6009 Johnson St
Mc Farland, WI 53558
(608) 838-3146
Grades: PK-K
| 188 students
Dane County Transition School (Closed 2005)
Alternative School
Charter School
2326 S Park St
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 834-8253
Grades: 9-12
| 9 students
300 Simonson Blvd
Deerfield, WI 53531
(608) 764-5431
Grades: 9-12
| 9 students
545 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 663-1907
Grades: 11-12
| 42 students
The Fifth Dimension High School (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
Charter School
Po Box 76
Marshall, WI 53559
(608) 655-1310
Grades: 11-12
| 9 students
623 Madison St
Marshall, WI 53559
(608) 655-1310
Grades: 10-12
| 9 students
902 Nichols Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-7670
Grades: PK-2
| 247 students
Middleton Alternative High School (Closed 2013)
Alternative School
Charter School
2429 Clark St
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 829-9640
Grades: 9-12
| 125 students
5104 Gordon Ave
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 223-1895
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students
4649 Willow St
Morrisonville, WI 53571
(608) 846-6542
Grades: 1-3
| 30 students
1501 Jenifer St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-4235
Grades: 7-12
| 11 students
4709 Dale-curtin Dr
Mc Farland, WI 53558
(608) 838-9482
Grades: K-12
| 2,021 students
545 West Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-4235
Grades: 11-12
| 101 students
900 W Wilson St
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 877-5301
Grades: PK-4
| 352 students

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