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District Demographic Information

The School District of Superior is the 23rd largest school district in the State of Wisconsin. It covers approximately 549 square miles which include the City of Superior, the Towns of Oakland, Parkland, Summit, and Superior, and the Villages of Oliver and Superior.

The Superior School District has eight school buildings: Bryant, Cooper, Four Corners, Great Lakes, Lake Superior and Northern Lights elementary schools, Superior Middle School and Superior High School. We have 2,322 students enrolled in our elementary schools, 1,027 middle school students, and 1,633 high school students.

The District has a seven member Board of Education and an administrative team composed of a full-time district administrator, a full-time business manager, and full-time directors of Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction, Student Services, Health Services, Information Technology, Food Service, Transportation and Buildings and Grounds. In addition, we have eight building principals and seven assistant principals. We have 742 professional and support staff members. Our general fund budget is $45.6 million.

We, at the Superior School District, believe that education is a partnership of home, school and community to prepare our young people to assume their role as productive citizens, community members, parents and employees. We boast a staff and administration that continues to work diligently to provide a top notch educational program for students and we are very fortunate to have active parent groups and community volunteers who tirelessly contribute their time and resources to enhance our programs. Our supportive community, administrators, staff and parents work together to help students achieve academic excellence.

 
Mission, Vision, & Goals
Mission
Provide all children with the relevant tools to develop a foundation for living, learning and working successfully.
Vision
The School District of Superior is a learning community characterized by a responsive, child-centered philosophy that respects diversity and supports high expectations for the learning of all in a safe environment.
 
GOAL 1
All members of the learning community will develop learning environments that are inclusive, accepting of differences, non-judgmental, encouraging and nurturing.
  • The learning community includes students, staff, parents, Board and school partners;
  • Acknowledge and accommodate diverse needs of the learning community;
  • Create and sustain an environment that is accepting of differences;
  • Create and sustain an environment that encourages and nurtures growth in all members of the learning community.
GOAL 2
All members of the learning community will base decisions on the individual and developmental needs of all children.
  • Planning and decisions will be based on research;
  • There will be continuous measurement of individual and group growth;
  • There will be clear communications surrounding child’s needs;
  • Decisions will be child-driven;
  • There will be an appropriate educational plan for each child.
GOAL 3
All members of the learning community will be responsible and accountable for creating and maintaining high expectations for learning, teaching and working.
  • Assessment and evaluation will measure proficiency of learning, teaching and working;
  • A belief that all students are capable of achieving academic standards and community values;
  • High expectations include clear communication about expectations and results;
  • Information will be readily shared and easily accessed by all;
  • Actively seek information and use information to direct work and learning;
  • Seek feedback through self-assessment and use the feedback to continuously improve.
GOAL 4
All members of the learning community will develop and maintain a healthy, physical and emotional environment.
  • Focus on proper nutrition for all children;
  • Buildings and grounds clean and well-maintained;
  • Sense of belonging for all community;
  • Support proper health care for all community members;
  • Ownership – these are “our” children;
  • Positive behaviors modeled by all;
  • Respect for self, others and property;
  • Pro-active crisis planning;
  • Maintain a safe environment.