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District Recognitions

OASD Impacts Oconomowoc #2 Ranking in Top 10 Towns in Wisconsin for Young Families

From parks and trails to great schools and continued growth, Oconomowoc is a choice place to raise a family, according to a recent ranking released this week by a consumer advocacy group. The organization,, based out of California, ranked Oconomowoc second out of its top 10 "Best Towns in Wisconsin for Young Families."

Special Education and Student Services Department

Trauma Informed Care Grant: The Oconomowoc Area School District partnered with  Family Service of Waukesha to receive a grant from the Oconomowoc Area Foundation to provide training and consultation on trauma-informed care to students, staff, and families.

Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Grant:  The district received $25,000 from the state of Wisconsin for prevention and intervention around drug and alcohol use.  The grant will provide student assistance groups at both intermediate and high school levels for recovery, concerned others, awareness, prevention and events that trigger use such as grief/loss or trauma.
Technology Grant: The department received $500 from the CSC Learning Corporation to allow 10 students access to a program for second language learners to practice English proficiency.  Three staff members will be trained to use the program with our students.  This replaces Rosetta Stone as an independent language learning program.  
Let's Get to Work Grant: The district is in its last of a three-year grant to support students with more significant cognitive delays in paid community employment.

Oconomowoc High School named to Newsweek's prestigious Best High Schools for 2013

The ranking uses a variety of metrics including graduation rate, the percent of graduates accepted to college and the number of AP and IB tests given per student. The average ACT and IB scores and number of students enrolled in an AP or IB program were considered. The goal of the list, according to Newsweek, is to find the high school that best prepare students for college and career. 

Technology Leaders

Oconomowoc Area School District Earns Top 10 Ranking for Innovative Use of Technology in National Digital School Districts Survey

OASD Earns Top 10 Ranking for Innovative Use of Technology in National Digital School Districts SurveyFor the sixth time, the Oconomowoc Area School District earned a top ten ranking among mid-size school districts for innovative use of technology district-wide. OASD tied for eighth place in the Mid-sized Student Population Districts Category, recognizing districts around the country with an enrollment of 3,000-12,000.

“The Oconomowoc Area School District is committed to making learning technologies readily available to all students and teachers,” said Dr. Derick Kiger, Director of Research, Technology, and Assessment. “This is evidenced by strategic investments in facilities, technology infrastructure, computer devices, and innovative instructional programs.”

School districts’ use of innovative technologies such as 1:1 laptop initiatives, STEM curriculum and flipped classroom instruction earned top spots in the Center for Digital Education’s and National School Boards Association’s 10th-anniversary Digital School Districts Survey. The survey recognizes exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern their district, communicate with students, parents, and community and improve the learning environment and district operations.

One of the Most Effective Districts in Wisconsin

The Department of Public Instruction released report cards for each Wisconsin public school in 2012-13. Under the new evaluation system, school performance is judged in several priority areas: student achievement in reading and mathematics, students growth in reading and mathematics, closing achievement gaps in reading and mathematics and graduation/postsecondary readiness.

The report cards indicated that Oconomowoc Area School District has some of the most effective schools in Wisconsin - the district received an Exceeded Expectations score.


915 E. Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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