Demographic Data

Introduction and Purpose

Welcome to the Wausau School District's Information and Technology Planning Site. The Wausau School District is the 13th largest district in the state of Wisconsin and sits in the very heart of central Wisconsin. Encompassing 258 square miles, the District is located at the crossroads of two major, four-lane highways, Interstate 39 (north and south) and Wisconsin State Highway 29 (east and west). It includes the City of Wausau as well as the townships of Berlin, Hewitt, Maine, Rib Mountain, Stettin, Texas, Wausau, and the Village of Brokaw. The Wausau School District is a diverse community  nestled in and around the Wisconsin River Valley. Its waterways, forests, and agricultural lands make it an inviting place to call home.

Our students speak over 40 different home languages. To help each student reach their greatest potential, Newcomer Programs are available to students new to the United States who arrive without English speaking and comprehension skills. These students, in grades PK-12, receive small group instruction that gives them a great start at achieving academic and social success in our schools and community. 

The greater Wausau area has nearly 85,000 residents. Of this number, approximately 40,000 people live within Wausau’s city limits. Wausau is divided by the Wisconsin River and is the county seat of Marathon County, the largest of Wisconsin’s 72 counties that boasts 1,584 square miles. Major employers in the area include Aspirus Wausau Hospital,, Greenheck, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Inc, Liberty Mutual, Marathon Cheese Corp, Marathon Electric Manufacturing Corp, Marshfield Clinic-Wausau Center, North Central Health Care, Saint Clare’s Hospital-Ministry Health Care, United HealthCare, and Wausau Paper Corp. 

Enrollment History/Trend
 2007-20082008-2009 2009-2010  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
 8780 8681 8522 8546 8574 8623 8663

Enrollment by Economic Status (2013-2014)

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity (2013-2014)


The Wausau School District is home to an early childhood center with multiple collaborative sites, 13 elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, three charter schools, the Wausau School Forest, the Wausau School District Planetarium, and two administrative centers.

 2013-2014 District Staff         Number FTE
   FT Administrators  (does not include Technology) 41 41.00
   Admin/Teacher splits  6 2.33
 CLERICAL/AIDES 312 202.00
 FOOD SERVICE 84 41.00
 ALL MUNICIPAL (Payroll,Human Resources,Business Office,Nurses,Head Custodian, Education Interpreters)
 36 26.00
 ALL TEACHERS: 690 681.55
   Teachers 609 599.65
   Teacher/Admin splits (number included in admin count) 0 3.60
   Guidance 26 24.60
   Library Media Specialists 12 12.00
   Physical/Occupational Therapists 4 4.00
   Program Coordinator 11 10.60
   Psychologists 8 7.70
   Social Workers 7 6.50
   Speech & Language 13 12.90
    Building Level Technical Aides, Student Services, Technology Assistant           8 6.00
    District Technicians, Network Administrator, Technology Integration Specialist 8 7.00
    Director of Technology & Media Services 1 1.00
 TOTAL ALL STAFF 1278 1,092.88