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For the 2021 school year, there are 31 public schools serving 10,758 students in Jefferson County, WI. Jefferson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, WI are Sullivan Elementary School, Barrie Elementary School and Rockwell Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jefferson County, WI public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 42% statewide average). Schools in Jefferson County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Wisconsin public schools.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Jefferson County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Sullivan Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    618 Bakertown Rd
    Sullivan, WI 53178
    (920) 675-1500

    Grades: PK-5 | 230 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Barrie Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1000 Harriette St
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
    (920) 563-7817

    Grades: PK-5 | 278 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Rockwell Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    821 Monroe St
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
    (920) 563-7818

    Grades: PK-5 | 250 students
  • Rank: #44.
    East Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    120 S Sanborn Ave
    Jefferson, WI 53549
    (920) 675-1400

    Grades: PK-5 | 332 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Ixonia Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    N8425 North St
    Ixonia, WI 53036
    (262) 560-8400

    Grades: PK-4 | 256 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Lake Mills Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    155 E Pine St
    Lake Mills, WI 53551
    (920) 648-2338

    Grades: PK-4 | 620 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Fort Atkinson Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    310 S 4th St E
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
    (920) 563-7833

    Grades: 6-8 | 633 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Webster Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    634 S 12th St
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 262-1490

    Grades: PK-5 | 439 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Luther Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    205 Park St
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
    (920) 568-4465

    Grades: PK-5 | 258 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Lake Mills Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    318 College St
    Lake Mills, WI 53551
    (920) 648-2358

    Grades: 5-8 | 475 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Cambridge High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    403 Blue Jay Way
    Cambridge, WI 53523
    (608) 423-3261

    Grades: 9-12 | 266 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Johnson Creek Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    305 Milwaukee St
    Johnson Creek, WI 53038
    (920) 541-4801

    Grades: PK-4 | 264 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Palmyra Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    701 Maple St
    Palmyra, WI 53156
    (262) 495-7103

    Grades: PK-6 | 238 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Lake Mills High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    615 Catlin Dr
    Lake Mills, WI 53551
    (920) 648-2355

    Grades: 9-12 | 432 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Purdy Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    719 S Main St
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
    (920) 563-7822

    Grades: PK-5 | 358 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    West Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    900 W Milwaukee St
    Jefferson, WI 53549
    (920) 675-1200

    Grades: K-5 | 300 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Waterloo Intermediate Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    865 N Monroe St
    Waterloo, WI 53594
    (920) 478-2696

    Grades: 5-6 | 119 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Fort Atkinson High School Math: 33% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    925 Lexington Blvd
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
    (920) 563-7811

    Grades: 9-12 | 904 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Waterloo Middle School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    865 N Monroe St
    Waterloo, WI 53594
    (920) 478-2696

    Grades: 7-8 | 119 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Schurz Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1508 Neenah St
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 262-1485

    Grades: PK-5 | 308 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Waterloo High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    865 N Monroe St
    Waterloo, WI 53594
    (920) 478-2171

    Grades: 9-12 | 254 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Waterloo Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    785 N Monroe St
    Waterloo, WI 53594
    (920) 478-2168

    Grades: PK-4 | 312 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Johnson Creek Middle And High School Math: 40% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    455 Aztalan St
    Johnson Creek, WI 53038
    (920) 541-4800

    Grades: 5-12 | 367 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Jefferson High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    700 W Milwaukee St
    Jefferson, WI 53549
    (920) 675-1100

    Grades: 9-12 | 664 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Palmyra-eagle High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    123 Burr Oak St
    Palmyra, WI 53156
    (262) 495-7101

    Grades: 9-12 | 292 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Riverside Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    131 Hall St
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 262-1480

    Grades: 6-8 | 795 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Jefferson Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    501 S Taft Ave
    Jefferson, WI 53549
    (920) 675-1300

    Grades: 6-8 | 402 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 30-39% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    210 N Montgomery St
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 262-1465

    Grades: PK-5 | 146 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Palmyra-eagle Middle School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    123 Burr Oak St
    Palmyra, WI 53156
    (262) 495-7101

    Grades: 7-8 | 123 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Fort Atkinson 4k
    1000 Harriette St
    Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
    (920) 563-7817

    Grades: PK | 131 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Watertown 4 Kids
    111 Dodge St
    Watertown, WI 53094
    (920) 262-1460

    Grades: PK | 193 students
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