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What Makes Elmbrook Different?

Through robust programming, a commitment to all students learning, supportive families, wide variety of offerings and strong community partnerships, we work tirelessly to earn our reputation as one of the best school districts in Wisconsin and to be a destination district for your students.


#1 Public School District in Wisconsin

2016, 2017, 2020-2024

2024 #1 Schools: Brookfield Elementary, Wisconsin Hills, Brookfield East


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2023 National Blue Ribbon School

Brookfield East High School
Nominated for its exemplary work in closing achievement gaps for all learners, one of only three high schools in the country to be recognized for that award category.

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2024 National Secondary Principal of the Year

Andy Farley, Brookfield East
Awarded by NASSP & Recipient of the 2023 Terrel H. Bell Award from US Dept of Education, 2023 WI Secondary Principal of the Year (AWSA)


2024 State Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Mark Hansen
Awarded by WASDA

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U.S. Presidential Scholars

2023 - Ananya Bhatt, Brookfield Central
2020 - Sanju Reddy Peddagorla, Brookfield East
2019 - Namitha Alexander, Brookfield East
2018 - Julian Rhee, Brookfield East;
Sophia Sun, Brookfield Central
2017 - Colin Gray-Hoehn, Brookfield East

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National Merit Finalists

Each year both high schools have a significant number of students named National Merit Finalists for their performance on the PSAT. In 2023, Brookfield Central had the most of any school in Wisconsin with 15!

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AP Honor Roll

Both Brookfield Central and Brookfield East received the Gold distinction on the Advanced Placement (AP) School Honor Roll in 2023 for College Culture, College Credit, and College Optimization

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Herb Kohl Scholars

Each year, a significant number of graduating seniors and several Elmbrook staff members are recognized for their academic leadership and innovation as Herb Kohl Foundation Award Recipients


2024 Best Community for Music Education

Awarded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. One of only 975 Districts from across the country to receive this year’s award


DPI State Report Card

All schools exceed or significantly exceed expectations on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's District and School Report Cards annually.


State Champions, Student Leaders & More