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School District Names

District Names

Naming standards for public school districts are found in Chapter 115, Wisconsin statutes, as follows:

  • Statute 115.01(5)(a)1. - Each school district shall be known by the designation "School District of" followed by the name of the municipalities in which any high schools operated by the district lie.
  • Statute 115.01(5)(a)2. - A school district which does not operate a high school shall be known by number and by the name of the municipalities in which it lies.
  • Statute 115.01(5)(b) - A school board may by resolution designate a different name for the school district if the revised name contains the words "school district".

Additional Resources

The following historical documents are also available.

District Types

Classifications of public school districts are identified in Chapter 115, Wisconsin statutes, as follows:

  • Statute 115.01(3) - School districts. The school district is the territorial unit for school administration. School districts are classified as common, union high, unified and 1st class city school districts. A joint school district is one the territory of which is not wholly in one municipality.

Additional Resources

The following historical documents are also available.

For questions about this information, contact Mark Elworthy (608) 266-9534