Hudson's education opportunitiesThe Hudson School District provided instruction for more than 5,400 students in the area in the 2010-11 school year.
The Hudson School District provided instruction for more than 5,400 students in the area in the 2010-11 school year.
There are six public elementary schools (K-gr. 5), one middle school (gr. 6-8) and a high school (gr. 9-12). Enrollment growth, which has seen a steady increase in recent years, appears to be slowing down but families continue to move into the district. All-day kindergarten is offered at the elementary schools.
The 2011-12 schoolyear begins Sept. 1 and ends June 8. More information on the district and each of the schools are available online at www.hudson.k12.wi.us.
Administrative Services Center
644 Brakke Drive • (715) 377-3700
The Administrative Services Center houses the office of the superintendent of schools and other administrative offices and district services.
The Student Services Department of the Hudson School District offers comprehensive services for students with special needs, as well as counseling and school psychology services. There are also early childhood education and at-risk programs for qualified students.
Other programs include those for gifted education, reading, instructional technology services, nutritional services and before- and after-school care programs at the elementary schools.
The Hudson School District also operates an extensive community education program, which offers courses to the public throughout the year at school facilities.
The Hudson Board of Education has seven members who are elected to three-year terms. The district wide staff includes the superintendent, district deputy director and the directors of human resources, financial services, learning services and student services as well as managers, coordinators and support staff.
E.P. Rock Elementary
340 13th St. S. • (715) 377-3840
Enrollment at Rock Elementary was 554 in March 2011. The school has 61 staff members. The principal is Amy Hamborg.
North Hudson Elementary
510 Lemon St. N. • (715) 377-3870
North Hudson had a student population of 365 in March 2011. The school has 54 staff members. The principal is Dolf Schmidt.
Willow River Elementary
1118 Fourth St. • (715) 377-3880
This neighborhood school in the heart of Hudson’s historic district had an enrollment of 409 in March 2011. It has 60 staff members. The principal is Peg Shoemaker.
70 County E • (715) 377-3850
This school is set in a country environment with an up-to-date curriculum. It had an enrollment of 236 in March 2011. There are 29 staff members. The principal is Ann Mitchell.
Hudson Prairie Elementary
1400 Carmichael Road • (715) 377-3860
Hudson Prairie Elementary School had an enrollment of 516 in March 2011 and a staff of 56. The principal is Suzie Prather.
River Crest Elementary
535 County F – (715) 377-3890
River Crest Elementary School, western Wisconsin’s first LEED Gold certified school (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), opened in fall 2008. Along with a design that will save on operational costs, the school and surrounding property serve as an educational tool for staff, students and the community. The school also has a unique partnership with nearby YMCA Camp St. Croix. The two campuses are linked by the Gateway under County F. The school’s enrollment is 518 students and has a staff of 65. The school principal is Travis Barringer.
Hudson Middle School
1300 Carmichael Road • (715) 377-3820
The middle school enrollment for 2010-11 was 1,243. There are 134 staff members including Principal Dan Koch and Assistant Principals Jim Dalluhn and Dianne Franklin. The students are divided into separate houses (three per grade) within the school. An addition to the school was completed in January 2011 and expanded the cafeteria, orchestra rooms and locker rooms.
The middle school, as well as all of the elementary schools, has an independent and active parent group that works to enhance the experiences of students.
Hudson schools: A community priority
Hudson High School
1501 Vine St. • (715) 377-3800
Hudson High School is a four-year high school, grades 9-12. The enrollment is currently 1,663 students with a staff of 175.
HHS principal is Laura Love and assistant principals are Dennis Toll, Wendy Langer and Scott Huffman. The Dean of Students is Kevin Moore.
Student registration is Aug. 8-11, 2011. Freshman orientation is Aug. 25, 2011.
The curriculum includes a wide range of academic and vocational classes as well as an extensive voice and band program and an honors program.
The athletic department participates in the Big Rivers Conference and has programs for both boys and girls in several sports.
St. Patrick’s Catholic School
403 St. Croix St. • (715) 386-3941
St. Patrick’s has a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade program. The staff of 36 works with just under 350 students.
An addition to the school opened in fall 2002 and included eight new classrooms, a multipurpose room/cafeteria, library media center, a computer room and chapel. The rest of the school was also renovated as part of the project.
In addition to a basic curriculum, the school offers programs in music, band for grades 4-8, art, physical education and basic computer skills.
Reading enhancement programs, speech therapy, after-school care and busing are available through the Hudson School District.
Sports programs are offered for students in grades 5-8, and all students wear uniforms. The principal is Mary Piasecki.
1205 Sixth St. • (715) 386-9349
Trinity Academy serves approximatley 350 students in childcare, preschool, pre-kindergarten and K-8 programs at the church’s Family Center location in the town of Hudson and at Trinity Academy located at 1205 Sixth St. in the city of Hudson. The school programs have 50 staff members. The Trinity Academy principal is Allison Johnson. Trinity preschools have been a presence in Hudson for over 25 years.
In addition to a basic curriculum, the pre-kindergarten through eighth grade offers Spanish, physical education, computer enrichment and art.
Busing and special services are available through the public school system, and Trinity offers its own before- and after-school childcare program. For further information check out the school web site.
Good Shepherd High School
1205 Sixth St. • (715) 222-0384
Good Shepherd High School partners with Trinity Academy at 1205 Sixth St. Good Shepherd has been a local presence in the St. Croix Valley for more than 20 years, most recently locating to Hudson from River Falls. The school offers a Christian education opportunity in a smaller learning community. The school also offers service and sports opportunities.
Approximately 123 children were home-schooled last year in the Hudson School District. Information on home-school education is available at the Hudson School District Student Services office at (715) 377-3703.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
(715) 246-6561 or (800) 243-9482
WITC in nearby New Richmond offers more than 35 programs and awards two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and a variety of short-term certificates. WITC also partners with the University of Wisconsin-Barron County to provide an associate of arts and science degree that expands the potential for four-year education opportunities to northwest Wisconsin residents. In addition, WITC offers online and other distance learning opportunities and provides customized training and technical assistance to the business and industrial community.
Chippewa Valley Technical College
500 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls
(715) 426-8200 or (800) 480-3310
Chippewa Valley Technical College in River Falls offers a wide variety of programs and courses for students — associate degrees, diplomas and certifications in the fields of business, criminal justice, nursing, healthcare and more. The campus has approximately 1,500 students.
The St. Croix Center for the Healing Arts, located at 411 County UU, is a massage and body works school. Students can receive a certificate after 708 hours of classes. The school offers both morning and night classes and can be reached by calling (715) 381-1402.