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For the 2021 school year, there are 170 public schools serving 77,336 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 Van Hise Elementary School, Northside Elementary School and Sunset Ridge 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 48% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 42% 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 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Dane County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Van Hise Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4747 Waukesha St
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-4800

    Grades: K-5 | 408 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Northside Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3620 High Rd
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608) 829-9130

    Grades: PK-4 | 427 students
  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Sunset Ridge Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8686 Airport Rd
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608) 829-9300

    Grades: PK-4 | 473 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Waunakee Intermediate Math: 81% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6273 Woodland Dr
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-2176

    Grades: 5-6 | 589 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Shorewood Hills Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1105 Shorewood Blvd
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-1200

    Grades: PK-5 | 463 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Arboretum Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1350 Arboretum Dr
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-1800

    Grades: PK-4 | 452 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Elm Lawn Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6701 Woodgate Rd
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608) 829-9070

    Grades: PK-4 | 467 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Waunakee Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1001 South St
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-2060

    Grades: 7-8 | 657 students
  • Rank: #99.
    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 | 123 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Verona Area International School Charter School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5830 Devoro Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 845-4200

    Grades: K-5 | 97 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Waunakee Heritage Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    501 South St
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-2030

    Grades: PK-4 | 409 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Winnequah School Math: 70% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    800 Greenway Rd
    Madison, WI 53716
    (608) 221-7677

    Grades: PK-5 | 580 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Royal Oaks Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2215 Pennsylvania Ave
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    (608) 834-7200

    Grades: PK-5 | 549 students
  • Rank: #14-1714.- 17.
    Kromrey Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7009 Donna Dr
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608) 829-9530

    Grades: 5-8 | 1,192 student
  • Rank: #14-1714.- 17.
    Netherwood Knoll Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    276 Soden Dr
    Oregon, WI 53575
    (608) 835-4100

    Grades: PK-4 | 547 students
  • Rank: #14-1714.- 17.
    Prairie View Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    300 Soden Dr
    Oregon, WI 53575
    (608) 835-4200

    Grades: PK-4 | 476 students
  • Rank: #14-1714.- 17.
    Waunakee High School Math: 65% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    301 Community Dr
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-2100

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,294 student
  • Rank: #1818.
    Waunakee Prairie Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    700 N Madison St
    Waunakee, WI 53597
    (608) 849-2200

    Grades: PK-4 | 589 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Waubesa Intermediate Math: 69% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5605 Red Oak Trl
    Mc Farland, WI 53558
    (608) 838-7667

    Grades: 3-5 | 536 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Randall Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1802 Regent St
    Madison, WI 53726
    (608) 204-3300

    Grades: 3-5 | 359 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Cambridge Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    802 W Water St
    Cambridge, WI 53523
    (608) 423-9727

    Grades: PK-5 | 439 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Middleton High School Math: 57% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2100 Bristol St
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608) 829-9660

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,108 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Cottage Grove Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    470 N Main St
    Cottage Grove, WI 53527
    (608) 839-4576

    Grades: 2-4 | 459 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Marquette Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1501 Jenifer St
    Madison, WI 53703
    (608) 204-3220

    Grades: 3-5 | 207 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Eastside Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    661 Elizabeth Ln
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    (608) 834-7400

    Grades: PK-4 | 483 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Hamilton Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4801 Waukesha St
    Madison, WI 53705
    (608) 204-4620

    Grades: 6-8 | 792 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Glacier Creek Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2800 Military Road
    Cross Plains, WI 53528
    (608) 829-9420

    Grades: 5-8 | 1,015 student
  • Rank: #2828.
    Sauk Trail Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2205 Branch St
    Middleton, WI 53562
    (608) 829-9190

    Grades: PK-4 | 371 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Indian Mound Middle School Math: 62% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6330 Exchange St
    Mc Farland, WI 53558
    (608) 838-8980

    Grades: 6-8 | 551 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Belleville High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    635 W Church St
    Belleville, WI 53508
    (608) 424-1902

    Grades: 9-12 | 282 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Mount Horeb Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    900 E Garfield St
    Mount Horeb, WI 53572
    (608) 437-2400

    Grades: 6-8 | 571 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Mount Horeb Intermediate Math: 63% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    200 Hanneman St
    Mount Horeb, WI 53572
    (608) 437-2400

    Grades: 3-5 | 552 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Windsor Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4352 Windsor Rd
    Windsor, WI 53598
    (608) 842-6300

    Grades: K-4 | 509 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Thoreau Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3870 Nakoma Rd
    Madison, WI 53711
    (608) 204-6940

    Grades: PK-5 | 434 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Monona Grove High School Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4400 Monona Dr
    Madison, WI 53716
    (608) 221-7666

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,024 student
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