Education

Oneida County offers excellent learning facilities. Parochial and public schools offer traditional and enhanced learning options for our children.

The Minocqua J1/Lakeland Union High School, Rhinelander and Three Lakes school districts serve the Oneida County for students in Pre Kindergarten through grade 12. In addition, the school districts also offer charter schools, virtual learning opportunities and community learning opportunities.

Nicolet College offers career diplomas, certificates, one and two-year degrees, university transfer-liberal arts studies, academic success programs and continuing education courses. Nicolet College also offers Community Education opportunities, including the renowned Learning in Retirement program.


Nicolet College
Nicolet College is a public community college serving Northern Wisconsin from its campus situated along Lake Julia in Rhinelander, and from outreach centers located within the Nicolet District.

The Nicolet district covers all or parts of six counties with a combined population of about 84,000 residents. Approximately one out of every 12 district residents attends a Nicolet College course annually.

Rhinelander School District
The School District of Rhinelander serves nine surrounding townships and the City of Rhinelander. The District serves approximately 2,500 students in its three elementary schools, middle school, high school, elementary charter school and secondary charter school.

A secondary alternative education program and a variety of virtual opportunities are offered to the students, and the District has developed partnerships with families who have chosen home-school education for their children.

Our schools offer area students exceptional academic programs, as well as athletic, cultural and community opportunities. As a result of an active community, outstanding staff, a comprehensive curriculum, and an emphasis on technology in the classroom, the School District of Rhinelander is proud to provide educational excellence to its youth.

Three Lakes School District
The district's Cultural Change Initiative focuses on ensuring students' success so that every student will become a productive citizen. National child development expert and author Dr. James Comer concluded that "No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship." Our teaching staff understands that education is not about having the best facilities or a superior curriculum, it is about how we deliver instruction! It's not what we do but how we do it, and it's not what we say but how we say it. We present instruction that is relevant and meaningful in relation to the personal goals of our students. This personal attention is what sets us apart from other schools. This is how the Three Lakes School District teaches students to be productive citizens.

Minocqua J1 School District
Minocqua J1 School District is made up of three schools: Minocqua-Hazelhurst-Lake Tomahawk Elementary School, Creative Minds School and Woodland Charter Schools. The district serves 576 children in grades Pre K-8 living in the towns of Minocqua, Hazelhurst and Lake Tomahawk. The Minocqua J1 School district offers a comprehensive program of studies for our students. This includes support and enrichment services for any level of student need. The staff includes 59 teachers and support staff members, two administrators, five supervisors, 11 instructional aides, five custodians, and three food service workers. The district is administered by a five member board. Student achievement results are consistently above state and national averages. In general, our students score in the top 25% for students nationwide in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. While our achievement scores exceed the state average, our per pupil costs are below state average and are the lowest in the Lakeland area. A wide range of extra curricular and after school activities is offered by the district, including summer school.

Lakeland Union High School
The Lakeland Union High School District is dedicated to creating a safe, stimulating environment where all students may acquire the knowledge, skills and ability to pursue academic, vocational and personal excellence! Through purposeful teaching and learning, each student will plan and execute their career path!




Nativity Catholic School
Nativity Catholic School is comprised of approximately 300 students in Preschool through 8th Grade. We have dedicated teachers and support staff that, in working with our parents and parishioners, guide our students to achieve academic success while learning to live Christian values and to give of themselves through service to others.



Zion Lutheran School


Zion Ev. Lutheran School has empowered academic excellence and built Christian character for students in preschool through eighth grade for the past eighty-three years.
Zion Lutheran School is a Christian School. What does that mean? We teach and believe that Jesus is the true Son of God and this world’s only Savior from sin. We rejoice with all who believe that they are saved eternally by grace through faith alone in Jesus as their Savior.

We seek to love others as Jesus did and to share His Gospel with all who wish to hear it.
We seek to follow God’s Word both in our doctrine [teaching] and in our lives.


Seventh Day Adventist School



The Seventh Day Adventist Elementary Church School is located next to the church at
123 East Monico Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501