Fennimore Community Schools is an outstanding K-12 School system, offering quality education and diverse opportunities to students.
Fennimore Community Elementary School
Fennimore Elementary School serves over 400 students in four-year-old Kindergarten through grade six. The staff at Fennimore Elementary School strive to provide a safe environment to enable each student to reach his/her potential. Our mission statement is to “continuously improve student achievement, utilizing all the resources available to our community.”
Fennimore Elementary is a SAGE school. SAGE is a state grant which allows us to maintain class sizes of 18 or less grade K-3. Our school was recently listed by the Wisconsin Tax Payers Alliance as having the second highest gains in the state when comparing cohorts from their third grade through their sixth grade years. We are proud of our special education and Title I reading programs which both help to identify and serve struggling students.
Technology is interwoven into our school day and curriculum at Fennimore Elementary. We have a staff technology integrator who works with teachers to effectively integrate technology with the curriculum. This year, our school will have “Smartboards” in each classroom. These interactive whiteboards offer some very high interest and high impact learning opportunities for our students. In addition to computer technology, our school embraces audiovisual technology. We have a school-wide TV channel and a school TV studio which broadcasts a daily morning news show called “School Zone.” The show is delivered by 6th grade students and it showcases school events and news. Students watch the show as they enjoy breakfast in their classrooms.
A big addition to Fennimore Elementary has been our implementation of the “Positive Action Program.” Classroom teachers teach a daily lesson to students in this social-emotional learning program which is a proven evidence-based program for improving academics, behavior, and character. This is part of our focus on creating a positive and nurturing school community for students, parents, and staff.
Fennimore Community Middle / High School
Fennimore Middle/High School serves approximately 325 students. We value a collaborative team approach with emphasis on student learning. Our goal is for all students to be successful with the use of differentiated instruction and intervention when necessary.
Fennimore Middle/High School has taken pride over the past decade of being leaders in providing technology to our students. We have been awarded many technology grants and have purchased computers, laptops, Smartboards, video equipment, cameras and projectors so that all students have access to technology.
Fennimore High School has several transcripted and articulated classes with Southwest Wisconsin Technical College where students may earn college credit by earning a sufficient grade in the high school class. We offer 5 AP classes with distance learning classes also being an option.
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Located in the beautiful driftless region of southwest Wisconsin, Southwest Tech unites state-of-the-technology and learning facilities with hometown charm and comprehensive student services. At Southwest Tech, you’ll get the education and support you need to be prepared for today’s in-demand careers! For more information about the technical career programs offered at Southwest Tech, visit the SWTC website, call 1-800-362-3322 to talk to a counselor and take a campus tour, or check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/southwesttech. “Southwest Tech…Here. Now.”
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
1800 Bronson Blvd
Fennimore, WI 53809
University of Wisconsin – Platteville
The University of Wisconsin – Platteville is located just 30 miles away. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, distance education, collaborative learning and continuing education programs. UW-Platteville is recognized nationally as a leading engineering school. The three undergraduate level colleges are Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Liberal Arts and Education. See the UWP website for a complete list of programs and for more information.