Oconto Unified School District
400 Michigan Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153
Interim Superintendent: Emily Miller
The Oconto Unified School District is a rural district located in Oconto, Wisconsin and serves a
student population of just over 1,000 students from Oconto County. The elementary school serves
around 474 students in grades K-4. The middle school serves around 310 students in grades
5-8. And the high school serves 300 students in grades 9-12. Each building serves
approximately 8% minority students and approximately 48% economically disadvantaged
Services Provided to Students
Our comprehensive school counseling model includes Academic and Career Planning (ACP), a student-driven, adult-supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills. All students in grades 6-12 will participate in an ACP advisory program. The specifics of this program can be found on our Scope and Sequences document at the following link: ?
Military Recruitment on Campus
College Admissions on Campus
Northeast Wisconsin Learning Academy
Course Selection with CTE and AP Options
Subject Specific Career Posters
College Credit Options
Multiple Assessment Opportunities
Alternative Diploma Programs
Content Area Career Exploration
6-12 Career Cruising
Labor Market Projections
Oconto County’s population growth has slowed significantly over the past several years. The population growth remains behind national growth trends, growing by 1.3 percent since the 2010 Census. In comparison the state’s population has increased 1.2 percent over the same period. The county gained 487 residents between 2010 and 2015, a sum that is significantly less than the 5.6 percent growth that occurred during the previous decade (2,008 growth from 2000 to 2010). Its 1.3 percent growth rate is also significantly slower than the eighteen per- cent growth observed in the 1990’s, suggesting that the population growth that has occurred over the past three decades is gradually slowing. This is a common theme among many of the region’s more rural counties.--Taken from http://worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet_info/Downloads/CP/oconto_profile.pdf
Oconto County is well situated between two major labor markets, Green Bay to the south, and Marinette to the north. In fact, Oconto County is part of the Green Bay metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Because of the near proximity to these larger labor markets, the County continues to grow in population, largely as a result of net migration. The County ranks 13th of the 72 counties in Wisconsin in terms of growth rate. The population of the County is aging consistent with trends seen across the state and nation.
The unemployment rate in Oconto County is higher than the state average, but lower than many counties in northern Wisconsin. Unemployment is somewhat seasonal as tourism constitutes a significant part of the County economy. Major employment sectors include natural resources, construction and manufacturing.
With the counties proximity to Green Bay and Marinette, education and job training services are nearby. The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has full campus facilities in Green Bay and Marinette and a regional satellite facility In Oconto Falls which offers access to faculty and academic staff as well as counseling, mentoring, and classes.
Mission and Goals
Oconto Unified School District
provides a foundation of lifelong learning where all students can reach their highest potential and become positive contributors to society.
“Leaders and Learners~Today and Tomorrow”