Wisconsin Spotlight Schools Grant Program


The Spotlight Schools initiative is a competitive grant program for Wisconsin Schools of Recognition that have received the award for the last three (or more) consecutive years. Spotlight Schools are selected based on the school’s documented success in two spotlighted areas including Teaching and Learning and one of the following: Vision, Values, Culture, and Climate; Leadership and Governance; Decision Making and Accountability; Professional Development and Teacher Quality; and Family, School, and Community Partnerships.

This program has been developed to provide information to schools around the state about effective practices in improving student learning and achievement, and allow school teams to arrange visits to Spotlight Schools (both new and continuing) to observe these practices and implement these ideas in their own schools.

Check out this map that designates current Spotlight Schools to see schools that you might be interested in visiting.


Spotlight Schools 2014-15

This year, six new grantees received Spotlight School Awards, along with seven continuing from 2013-14. These grantees will have money to support the expenses of visiting schools during the 2014-15 school year. For detailed information on each school, their spotlighted practices, and their contact information for setting up school visits, please visit each school through the links below.

2013-14 New and Continuing Spotlight School Awardees

2011-12 and 2012-13 Spotlight School Awardees





Augusta Area School District

Augusta Elementary                            Spotlight website

Beloit School District Converse Elementary
Boyceville Community School District Tiffany Creek Elementary

Bruce School District

Bruce Middle School                           Spotlight website

Eau Claire Area School District

Longfellow Elementary School         Spotlight brochure

Mercer School District

Mercer School

Milwaukee School District Academy of Accelerated Learning; IDEAL School
North Crawford School District North Crawford Elementary School

Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District

Norwalk Ontario Wilton Elementary

Oshkosh Area School District

Washington Elementary

Sheboygan Area School District

Grant Elementary School

Sparta Area School District Lawrence-Lawson Elementary School
Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools Howe Elementary School                     Spotlight website


For questions about this information, contact Kathy Lyngaas at (608) 267-7462 or Jacqueline Jolly-Walton at (608) 266-5184.