Welcome to the Cornell School District!

     Cornell takes immense pride in its exceptional school system and the remarkable achievements it has attained both academically for students and financially for the district’s taxpayers. Our commitment to maintaining balanced budgets while delivering high-quality educational programs and enhancing our infrastructure has been unwavering. Within our district, we are fortunate to have a dedicated team of outstanding employees who not only excel in their roles but also share a deep sense of pride in their work and their community.

     The steadfast support of our community members has been nothing short of remarkable, and we wholeheartedly appreciate their unwavering dedication to our schools. We warmly welcome you to visit our schools at your convenience and invite you to consider becoming a part of our educational journey.

Dr. Paul M. Schley

Superintendent/Director of Special Education/Elementary Principal

Explore Dr. Schley’s Monthly “Focus on Your School” Articles under the District Tab.

We take pride in the following achievements:

  • Cornell High School – recipient of the 2016 & 2015 Wisconsin School of Recognition award, and a U.S. News & World Report Bronze-rated school in 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. Additionally, it has earned the CVTC Dual Gold Credit Award in 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016, achieving Silver in 2015.
  • Cornell Middle School – recognized as a Wisconsin School of Recognition in 2018 and 2017, and in 2021, it has been honored as one of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Middle Schools in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024!
  • Cornell Elementary School – consistently chosen as a Wisconsin School of Recognition in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011, and recognized as one of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Elementary Schools in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024! Notably, Cornell Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School as of 2010.
  • Cornell Elementary School – celebrated as a Sprout School by Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin from 2021 to 2024

If you encounter any accessibility issues while navigating our website, please do not hesitate to contact Kat Wescott, District Administrative Assistant, at 715-861-6969 or kwescott@cornell.k12.wi.us. We are committed to providing alternative formats and making necessary improvements to ensure information accessibility for all.

Congratulations to Cornell Elementary School for being chosen as a Sprout School by Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin in 2024, 2023, 2022, and 2021.