Superintendent’s Message

We are having a wonderful school year at Montello School District! We are excited about the positive momentum we are building with our students and staff. We have lots to celebrate from our award-winning music and FFA programs, to our environmental charter school and teaching staff who have received statewide recognition as Kohl Fellows.

We have improved our overall School District Report Card score from 59.2 in 2016 to 62.4 in 2017. This positive momentum moves us closer to our district goal to achieve at least 63 as an overall score to earn us the district rating of “Meets Expectations.” Forest Lane Community School achieved stellar growth advancing from 62.4 in 2016 to 71.5 in 2017, a rating of “Meets Expectations.” This substantial student improvement is the result of great teaching and leadership. Noticing that last year’s scores were on the decline in grades 6-12, the school’s leadership team developed a plan to address student achievement (as well as behavior and communication). This plan has included professional development for staff and school-wide implementation of reading and vocabulary strategies in all classrooms.

The facility improvements outlined in the April referendum will help us ensure our learning environment, like our students, staff, and families are top notch! We are building exciting momentum in Montello Schools and changing the narrative of rural education in Wisconsin!

This website is designed so the community can follow our progress throughout this process. We will continue to update this website as additional information becomes available. I urge you to review the information provided and contact me or any Board of Education member with questions about the referendum. Make your voice heard. Vote on April 3rd.

Where can I learn more about the upcoming referendum?

Montello School District is sponsoring two information sessions about the April 3rd school referendum. These community meetings and facility walkthroughs will be held in the school auditorium on:

  • Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm

  • Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 pm

The Open Enrollment Application period for the 2018-19 school year will begin on February 5 through April 30, 2018. Click here for a link to the brochure. Links to the application are:
If you have any questions please call the District Office at 608-297-7617 ext. 443.

OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION 2017-18 INFORMATION                          

The Open Enrollment application period for 2017-18 is closed. You may apply using the Alternative Open Enrollment application after July 1, 2017. Those forms will be posted on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website.

August 2017 District Newsletter                                                 

The August 2017 District Newsletter is now available to view. Please click on this link to open

2017-18 & 2018-19  School Year Calendar

Click here to view the Board approved 2017-18 & 2018-19 School Year Calendars.

Grading For Learning (G4L)




Grade books were opened for families at the end of September.  As you look over the grade book you can refer to the Grading for Learning website, linked here: G4L Website  to view "grade book at a glance" image. This image designed to help users interpret the grade book.  




2017-18 Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

The 2017-18 Free/Reduced Lunch applications are available by clicking on this link: 

If you need assistance please call 608-297-7617 ext. 443.



To report a student absent, call the appropriate attendance office:
Elementary - 608-297-2128, x420
Jr/Sr High - 608-297-2126, x455
Hi Marq - 608-297-2126, x202
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Elementary - 608-297-2128, x 444 or 420
Jr/Sr High - 608-297-2126, x455 or 435
Hi Marq Environmental School - 297-2126, Ext. 200/201
District Office - 608-297-7617 x 443