News and Announcements 

Cedarburg School District Acknowledged for High Student Achievement

Congratulations to the Cedarburg Class of 2014 for achieving the highest composite ACT score in school history of 25.3. The class also achieved the highest percentage of students tested with 87%. Out of the 241 students that took the ACT, a school record 58 students achieved a 30 or higher and will be featured on our Academic Hall of Fame’s ACT 30+ wall. “We are proud of our students and their school record on the ACT. The continual effort by our staff and parents to help all students achieve their highest potential is recognized with this accomplishment,” says Jeff Nelson, CHS Principal.
The outstanding ACT test results attained by Cedarburg students reflect the work of every teacher in the district. It is a complete team effort from kindergarten through twelfth grade that allows us to celebrate the success of our students. Specifically, the high school staff and administration are recognized for efforts that have focused on increasingly rigorous curriculum and instruction and the implementation of best practices in the classroom. They have increased the focus on College and Career Readiness and engaged in professional development and dialogue on the College and Career Readiness Standards, with an emphasis on literacy across all disciplines.
CHS uses multiple measures to assess student progress along the educational continuum. Applying a “growth mindset”, students are challenged through an expansive curriculum and expert instruction to excel. This mindset has proven to be effective given the ACT trend over the past five years. 

Cedarburg High School ACT Composite Scores Over Time


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“We are extremely thrilled about this accomplishment. The collective efforts of students, parents, teachers and administrators in establishing high expectations and providing the needed support to meet those expectations makes such an accomplishment possible. We are grateful that our community values a high quality education and supports the work of those involved; this is what makes Cedarburg School District the destination district,” said Todd Bugnacki, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Cedarburg Educator, David Pentek, Named Interim Athletic/Activities Director at CHS

After an extensive search for a new Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, long-time Cedarburg High School Teacher and Coach Dave Pentek has agreed to serve as the interim Athletic/Activities Director for the 2014-2015 school year. Dave brings a wealth of experience in both athletics and activities having served as varsity golf and track coach as well as Student Council and NHS Advisor. This interim position will allow Dave to gain valuable experience to go with his administrator certification. Brian Leair, whose request to return to teaching created the vacancy, looks forward to assisting Dave with the transition. It is anticipated the position of Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director will be posted in the spring of 2015, for an official start date of July 1, 2015.

Director of Pupil Services, Joe Koch, Leaving Cedarburg School District

Joe Koch, who has overseen the District’s special education program and services to students for the past two years has submitted his resignation. Joe has accepted a similar position with the School District of Waukesha. His resignation will be presented to the School Board at the August 20 Board meeting. It is anticipated the position will be posted promptly. Joe’s contributions to the District are greatly appreciated.

2014-15 School Board Meetings 

New for the 2014-15 school year, School Board meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted or posted.   

The public is always welcome to attend Regular Board meetings.   Time Warner has discontinued the broadcast of our cable channel to the community.  Therefore, if you wish to view a board meeting, go to the district website, left gray bar, board of education, and board meeting agenda and minutes webpage.  Click on the link to the YouTube channel.  If you have any questions regarding meetings, agendas, minutes, or procedure, please contact Ann Weaver at 376-6102 or

Cedarburg High School Recognized Nationally for Commitment to Music Education

For the second year in a row, Cedarburg High School received the SupportMusic Merit Award as part of the Best Communities for Music Education program from NAMM and the NAMM Foundation. The Best Communities program acknowledges schools and districts across the United States for their commitment to and support of music education in schools. The high school was one of ninety-six schools across the nation to receive the award and one of two schools recognized in our state.

Cedarburg Academic Standards and Curriculum

The Cedarburg School District exceeds the State of Wisconsin adopted Academic Standards. Using the latest research from multiple professional sources throughout the educational field, Cedarburg School District develops Standards that align with our district's mission in providing a world class education for our students. More information on our local control of Standards and Curriculum can be found here.

Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015

Kindergarten registration for the Cedarburg School District is now ongoing at your neighborhood elementary school.  To be eligible for kindergarten in fall of 2014, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2014.  More...

CHS Nominated as a Blue Ribbon School

We are pleased to announce that Cedarburg High School is one of only eight schools in the state to be nominated by State Superintendent Tony Evers for the National Blue Ribbon Program which recognizes overall academic excellence or progress in improving student achievement.  Please click the DPI press release as well as the school district press release. 

Learning Initiative Details Announced

At the October 29, 2013 School Board meeting, the Board approved funds to be used to embark on a Learning Initiative that will expand technology use across the district. On December 17th, plans for the Learning Initiative that is being described as a Digital Learning Transition were presented. More information and slides from the presentation. 


About the Cedarburg School District

Cedarburg School District, located about 17 miles north of Milwaukee in the heart of Ozaukee county, offers its 3,100 students a rigorous education preparing students for college, work and beyond. Distinguished as one of the top school districts in Wisconsin by the Public Policy Forum, Cedarburg schools consistently achieve one of the state's top rankings in Math, Science and Reading, as well as boasting a graduation rate of 99%. In 2012 Cedarburg students achieved an average ACT score of 25.2, far surpassing the national average of 21.1 and the state average of 22.1. Ozaukee County was ranked the #2 "Best Place in America to Raise a Family" by Forbes magazine, and the "Healthiest County in Wisconsin" by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Last Updated: 8/20/14