Dear Students, Parents and Community Members:

Our school community has much to be proud of with the many accomplishments of the students at all grade levels.  In 2017, John Edwards High School was named to the US News and World Report list of top schools earning a silver rating.  Additionally, our students consistently perform well in tests such as the ACT.

Port Edwards School District offers our students the ability to grow as an individual in our community. At Port Edwards Elementary School, students learn the core values of Respect and Responsibility.  At John Edwards Middle/High School, students and staff work to live by and uphold the 5 R’s: Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, Reflect, and Resolve. Using these sets of principles, along with Responsive Classroom and Restorative Practices, we strive for a learning environment that is safe and focused on education.

While John Edwards Middle/High School is a beautiful historic school building, don’t let the age fool you, we strive to expose our students to the future. As part of our high school program, we have implemented a 1:1 technology program in which each student is issued an individual device such as a laptop or Chromebook. We also offer a full complement of college and career readiness courses from Advanced Placement offerings to duel credit courses with Mid-State Technical College. Students are also given a range of opportunities to take numerous science, social studies, math, foreign language, music and art offerings.

Port Edwards Elementary School is an open concept school that has unique architectural design elements.  Elementary school students have opportunities such as the Young Authors program that regularly showcases the creative work of our students in the area of writing.  Further, students can take advantage of the Morning Reading Program each day of the school year.

Port Edwards School District works each day to meet the District’s mission: “Improving America’s future…one student at a time.” With our variety of student activities, dedicated staff, close connection to the community; students have a great place to learn with great opportunities.


James Bena
District Administrator

Mr. James Bena

District Administrator

Telephone: (715) 887-9000, Ext: 102

E-Mail: [email protected]

Ms.Lisa Miller

Business Director


Telephone: 715-887-9000, Ext: 107

E-Mail: [email protected]