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Many of the Walworth County area schools were rated high in overall accountability score by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 2013-2014 District Report Card. Notable mentions are Badger High School, Elkhorn, Williams Bay and Fontana area schools for “Exceeding Expectations.” In 2012, Delavan-Darien High School was given a Bronze Award by U.S. News & World Report.

Many graduates continue their education within the County at Gateway Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and George Williams College of Aurora University. Other nearby institutions higher of education include Marquette University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.




Big Foot

401 Devils Ln
Walworth WI 53184



324 Beloit St
Delavan WI 53115


East Troy Community

2043 Division St
East Troy WI 53120


Elkhorn Area

3 N Jackson St
Elkhorn WI 53121



450 S Main St
Fontana WI 53125



N2575 Snake Rd
Lake Geneva WI 53147


Genoa City

1020 Hunter’s Ridge Dr
Genoa City WI 53128


Lake Geneva

208 E South St
Lake Geneva WI 53147



104 E School St
Sharon WI 53585


Walworth Co

504 W Court St
Elkhorn WI 53121



121 Beloit St
Walworth WI 53184



419 S Elizabeth St
Whitewater WI 53190


Williams Bay

500 W Geneva St
Williams Bay WI 53191


Town High School # Students Grades
Lyons Cornerstone Christian Academy 10 5-12
Whitewater Kettle Moraine Baptist Academy 30 K-12
Williams Bay Faith Christian School 170 PK-12

Private Elementary Schools of Walworth County

Town Elementary School # Students Grades
Delavan Delevan Christian School 96 PK-8
Delavan Our Redeemer Lutheran School 163 PK-8
Delavan St. Andrew Parish School 144 PK-8
East Troy Good Shepherd Lutheran School 70 PK-6
East Troy St. Pauls Lutheran School 99 PK-8
East Troy St. Peter Elementary School 120 PK-8
Elkhorn First Lutheran School 74 PK-8
Lake Geneva First Lutheran School 104 PK-8
Lake Geneva Mount Zion Christian School 161 PK-8
Lake Geneva St. Francis De Sales Parish School 161 PK-8
Lyons Cornerstone Christian Academy 10 5-12
Mukwonago Nature’s Classroom Montessori 75 NS-8
Whitewater Kettle Moraine Baptist Academy 30 K-12
Williams Bay Faith Christian School 170 PK-12

uw-madisonThe University of Wisconsin-Madison has been recognized for a long time as a top American University. The campus spans 933 acres along Lake Mendota and can trace its roots to a clause in the Wisconsin Constitution which decreed that the state have a prominent public university. In 1848, Wisconsin’s first governor signed the act that formally created the university. Its first class had 17 students and met in a Madison school building early in 1849.

UW-Madison ranks as one of the most prolific research universities in the world. The university actually places third among American public institutions for research expenditures. Driven by a desire to explore new worlds and apply new ideas to real world problems, research at UW-Madison isn’t conducted only by faculty, staff and graduate students. Undergraduate research opportunities are also fostered, making research a campus wide enter undertaking.

Wisconsin biologist James Thomson reported the first isolation and culturing of human embryonic stem cells in 1998. UW-Madison is an international leader in
stem cell research and has nearly 80 faculty members in a range of disciplines who study them. In 2011, UW-Madison researchers turned embryonic and induced cells into astrocytes, the most common cell in the brain, affording a window to study cells implicated in a host of conditions ranging from headaches to dementia.

Recent years have seen major expansion projects at UW-Madison, including Union South, with its theater, recreational facilities, restaurants and meeting areas completed in 2011; an 81,000 square foot addition to the Chazen Museum of Art; the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery for public and private biomedical research which opened in 2010; and a renovation and addition to the 108,000 square foot Education Building in 2010. The NCAA Division I UW-Wisconsin Badgers compete in the Big Ten Conference.

uwwEach year, students from about 40 states and 40 countries choose the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in Walworth County to earn their degrees. The university’s programs have won recognition for recruiting minority students and empowering them to succeed. UW-Whitewater has a mission to serve students with disabilities and is proactive in meeting the educational needs of veterans through flexible programming.

UW-Whitewater’s faculty and staff from all four colleges – Arts and Communication, Letters and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies, and Business and Economics – blend research with classroom experiences. UW-Whitewater is and has been a national leader in undergraduate research. Timothy J Hyland Hall houses the College of Business and
Economics and includes a 400-seat auditorium, 38 high tech classrooms, a trading floor, and a four story glass atrium. In the 2010-2011 school year, student organizations took home first place honors and national business conferences, and their faculty advisers won recognition as well.

A new center of research and job creation is taking shape at the million Innovation Center in Whitewater University Technology Park. This park is part of an effort between UW-Whitewater, the city, and the Whitewater Community Development Authority. The Innovation Center is a nurturing business startup incubator for new technology, where inventors and entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to advance their ideas. Besides serving as a regional think tank, the Innovation center helps to attract and retain talented graduates. The Innovation Center also contains a wet lab, dry lab, and office space that can be rented out to local businesses or startups by the square foot.

UW-MilwaukeeUW-Milwaukee is Southeast Wisconsin’s largest university that provides students with a wide range of research projects and many ways to broaden their education. The University’s location in the state’s business center also means many opportunities to both students and regional businesses. Today’s UWM is placed among the top 102 public doctoral research institutions in the country. UWM is quite divers with more than 180 majors and degree programs. The university also has dozens of graduate programs ranging from accounting to zoology.

marquette university logoMarquette University is an academic community with a 130-year history of leadership in Catholic, Jesuit higher education. The university’s 11 colleges and schools, including Wisconsin’s only School of Dentistry and one of only two law schools in the state, enroll nearly 12,000 students. These students travel to Marquette’s campus in Milwaukee from every state and nearly 70 foreign countries.

Research at Marquette identifies responses to critical issues throughout the world such as water shortages in developing countries, better care for children with orthopedic diseases, new treatments for neurological disorders and addictions, and more. Students here work with businesses in the area through a large number of internships and service learning programs. A new engineering building on Wisconsin Avenue will prepare graduate students and work in and around the community to create leaders in technology and innovation on the global stage.

gwc logoGeorge Williams College is a subsidiary of Aurora University. Aurora University has two distinctive campuses and one educational center: a 32-acre campus in Aurora, Illinois, the 133-acre George Williams College Campus on the shores of Geneva Lake, and the Woodstock Center located in downtown Woodstock, Illinois. The George Williams College campus offers primarily graduate and Doctoral programs ranging from Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction to Doctor of Social Work. Aurora University is deeply committed to the local community. The university has forged partnerships to benefit students, the university, and local community as a whole.

mcw-greenThe Medical College of Wisconsin physician practice includes doctors in every specialty and subspecialty of medicine. Each year, Medical College of Wisconsin physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and psychologists care for more than 400,000 patients, representing nearly 1.6 million patient visits. There are more than 1,200 students enrolled in educational programs at the Medical College. This includes 820 medical students and more than 400 graduate students.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is a major national research center as well. It is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and the second largest in Wisconsin. Annually, college faculty direct and collaborate more than 3,000 research studies, and more than 1,300 scientific papers by college faculty.

gtcGateway Technical College was the first technical college in Wisconsin and the nation’s first publicly supported technical institution. Gateway Tech collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, and technological resources.

Gateway is also known for its Boot Camp model of intense training for entry-level skills in high-demand careers such as CNC operator. Gateway has collaborated in the past with groups such as WCEDA and local business for onsite employee training. Gateway has also created cutting-edge industry training in sustainable career fields of geothermal and torque-wind power.