Community members, parents, the school board, teachers, support staff, and principals in the Howards Grove School District take pride in providing a caring, child-centered education for all students in their early childhood through grade 12 school district. The approximately 130 professional staff and support staff serve the district's approximately 1000 students in three facilities - one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. The district includes all of the Village of Howards Grove (site of all three district schools) and the Town of Herman, half of the Town of Mosel, and parts of the Towns of Rhine, Sheboygan Falls, and Meeme.
The district residents support their schools. Multiple referenda have been approved by school district residents in the recent past. These efforts include the construction of a new high school and renovations/additions to the middle school and elementary school, the construction of an athletic complex on the high school site, and the most recent effort - a renovation project focused on the Northview Elementary School building - total cost in excess of three million dollars. School activities are attended by parents, students, and community members. Newcomers are surprised by the standing-room-only crowds at school events. The community is proud of their hard-working, caring staff. The district's reputation for good schools is well deserved.
The five-member school board is elected at large for staggered three-year terms. The board adopts educational and fiscal policies and an annual budget and levies a school tax. The annual operating budget is in excess of $12 million.
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Howards Grove is a small, fast growing village (pop. 3,245) located amid rich farmland about six miles northwest of Sheboygan. Green Bay is one hour north and Milwaukee is one hour south of Howards Grove. It is primarily a residential community for people who work in the industry abundant Sheboygan area. New housing is continually being constructed in and around the village as people opt for rural living. The population increased by approximately 17% over the last decade.The village has two large parks with active recreational programs. Lake Michigan is only 10 minutes away, providing easy access to beaches, boating and fishing. Area parks and trails invite picnickers, hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers.Community members are proud of their long-time commitment to education. Newcomers have found friendly, caring neighbors who take pride in their homes and schools. In Howards Grove, the schools are the gathering centers for the area.Opportunities for post-secondary and continuing education abound. Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland and Northeast Technical College in Green Bay provide programs that meet today's technical job demands. Lakeland College, a private liberal arts college, is 3 miles west of Howards Grove. The University of Wisconsin has a two year center in Sheboygan. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University are only an hour away. Other area schools include Concordia College, Marian College, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Lawrence University.