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District and School Report Cards

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Issues District and School Report Cards

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is required by state statute (Wis. Stat. 115.385) to generate a school report card and district report card for every publicly funded school and district in the state. The report cards are intended to help schools and districts use performance data to celebrate successes and improve their efforts to prepare students for their future. 

These public report cards can be found online at:

The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s performance during the 2022-23 school year. 

At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools and districts receive a score for each priority area: 

  • Achievement - proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments

  • Growth - year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement

  • Target Group Outcomes - outcomes for students with the lowest test scores: the Target Group

  • On-Track to Graduation - reliable predictors of how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education

The priority area scores are aggregated into an overall accountability score, from 0 to 100. This score is displayed on the front page of the school or district report cards. It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability score is not a “percent correct” measurement. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from Fails to Meet Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations, as well as corresponding one to five stars.

Results for the School District of Onalaska and its schools are below. An electronic version of this newsletter with active links can be found on our website.

Link to 2022-23 Accountability Report Card


Accountability Rating

      Overall School District of Onalaska Report Card      


Meets Expectations

Onalaska High School 


Exceeds Expectations

Onalaska Middle School 


Meets Few Expectations

Eagle Bluff Elementary


Exceeds Expectations

Irving Pertzsch Elementary


Meets Expectations

Northern Hills Elementary


Meets Expectations


We are proud that Onalaska High School ranked first when compared to area high schools.  The high school along with Eagle Bluff Elementary had accountability ratings of “Exceeding Expectations”.  

The District utilizes the results to celebrate areas of strength and focus efforts where improvement is indicated.  As a district that holds continuous improvement as one of our core values, our District and School Strategic Plan serve as a blueprint to steer our district towards greater success. Our strategic plan encompasses actionable goals, objectives, and initiatives that align with our overarching vision and mission.  It is our utmost responsibility to provide our students with the best possible education and prepare them for their future endeavors. We commit to provide a quality education to every one of our students so that they may be able to thrive academically and personally within and beyond the classroom.
As a reminder, here is our annual notice regarding educational options: Notice of Educational Options