1. Teaching & Learning

All students surpass their annual academic growth targets and graduate ready for success.

2. Workforce Focus

Proactively recruit, retain and engage talent that reflects and is responsive to our diverse community.

3. Community Engagement

Excel in how we serve all stakeholders and build relationships with families, community members, and businesses that promote positive outcomes for students. 

4. Facilities & Operations

Use District resources effectively and efficiently. Facilities and services meet the needs of our diverse and growing student population and community.

4. Facilities & Operations

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No Child Will Go Without Breakfast or Lunch

We are proud to say that no student will be turned away from breakfast or lunch due to a lack of funds in their lunch account. 

Increasing the Diversity and Nutrition in Menus

The School Nutrition Program is offering a more diverse menu from different cultural backgrounds. Menus also include more healthy options such as daily salad bars at all schools so students can incorporate more healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables into their diet. 

Meal Boxes During a Pandemic

We distributed meal boxes, which included seven days of both breakfast and lunch, to children 18 years of age and under in our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safety Investments in our Schools

The Sun Prairie Area School District was pleased to be awarded two large safety grants from the Department of Justice in July and October 2018. Between the two grants, the District was awarded more than $750,000 in funds, which will allow us to further our current efforts to increase the safety and security throughout the District.

Space Planning: Solved Space Issues for 15+ Years

The Sun Prairie Area School District continues to be one of the fastest-growing districts in the state of Wisconsin! As a result of this, the Secondary School Planning Committee was created to explore ideas about how to serve a growing enrollment and our community's high expectations for student achievement and opportunity for all students. 

Energy Savings

The district has invested in Geothermal heating and cooling in the latest five new school buildings, soon to be six when West High School opens next fall. This, coupled with equipment and operational upgrades at our existing buildings allows us to continually use less energy overall than we did even 15 years ago, despite adding over 750,000 sq ft since then! 

Accessible furniture and playground equipment

The district has invested in furniture and equipment to reduce accessibility barriers for students and staff.

Added to Fund Balance Reducing Need to Shorten Borrow

Added $7,869,246 to fund balance in past six years.

Continued Growth of our Athletic Teams and Clubs Offered

The High school offers over 65 clubs and 68 sports teams. Over 70% of our High School students are involved in clubs, and over 57% are involved in one more sport.

Cost savings to invest in compensation, technology, etc.

The District has made a concerted effort to boost compensation to be competitive with Dane County comparables. The COVID pandemic required a significant technology investment to ensure that technology access was not a barrier to student learning.

Equity in Furniture Across All Elementary Schools

The 2016 referendum included money for upgrades at the oldest elementary schools, which went towards new classroom furniture. Students were very excited to have upgraded tables, chairs, stools, bookshelves, and more.

Facility Updates at the Oldest Elementary Schools

Conserved funds from the 2016 referendum, which was for building two new elementary schools and completing other capital improvement projects, were reinvested into the District's oldest elementary schools to move toward better facility equity across the District.

Fruit Bowl

In every school, there is a fruit bowl in the front office. We wanted to make whole fruit snacks available to any kid who needs one during the school day. 

Implementation of Infection Mitigation / Pandemic Response

The district examined best practices to mitigate infection during the COVID-19 public health emergency to keep students, staff, and families safe. 

Implemented Strategic Budgeting

Budgeting has been linked to scorecard goals to improve organizational alignment. This provides the highest confidence interval of positive impact for student learning and increased operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Interest Savings

Over the past ten years, the District has saved $10,000,000 in interest costs due to the refinancing of outstanding bonds. 

Referendum Project: Building Meadow View and Token Springs Elementary Schools

We were excited to celebrate the opening of Token Springs Elementary School and Meadow View Elementary School in the fall of 2018. The design of these schools was centered around Sun Prairie being a global community that supports diversity.

Referendum Project: Building Sun Prairie West High School

Sun Prairie West High School construction is well underway. The larger areas of the building are becoming more visible with concrete walls going up for the athletic areas and Performing Arts Center, as well as the steel structure for the three-story Learning Communities that will house the academic classrooms. We have really begun to see the exterior of the building take shape. 

Referendum Project: Completion of the Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium at Ashley Field

The ADA-accessible stadium includes seating for over 4,000 people. The community's investment in this project will provide opportunities to host other community events in the space.

Referendum Project: Renovations to Cardinal Heights (Central Heights) & PPA

We are renovating the Cardinal Heights building this summer. The existing Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School will be re-programmed in the Fall of 2022 and become Central Heights Middle School and Prairie Phoenix Academy. The building will also be home to the Professional Learning Center and a health care clinic. 

Refinancing of Debt

The District has refinanced debt when economic conditions merit so that constituents debt tax burden is kept as low as feasible. Millions of interest dollars have been avoided due to these efforts.

Secure Entrances & Safety Upgrades

We implemented Visitor Management Systems, security systems that accurately identify individuals who come to our schools, at all of our fourteen schools. Visitors also have to present a valid government-issued ID as they enter the building.