Why Kindergarten Data?
Kindergarten data used to be collected on a paper form called the PI-1203, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 115.30. This collected data is now made available to the public in two ways: one is this webpage, and you can also find this information on the School Directory Public Portal. School Directory has replaced the need for many paper form collections.
Besides statutory regulations, DPI publishes data for the benefit of anyone who would like to know this information about our Wisconsin schools. Historically, when 5-year-old kindergarten was the youngest grade in school, districts had the authority to offer either or both full or half-day 5K. In 2000-01, about 100 districts offered both full and half-day. However, by 2021-22 that number was down to 6. So, for parents in particular, there was much value for DPI to publish the list of districts offering both types to assist in their selecting a possible school district in which to live.
This data is useful to demonstrate how the offering of half-day 5K has changed.
For questions about this information, contact the DPI Customer Services or call (800) 507-5744.