Why Merton?

These are the great things Merton has to offer!

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  • Merton has an incredible staff who all have a desire to provide the best education possible for your child.

  • Communication across all stakeholders (Weekly from building Principals, Bi-weekly from Superintendent, Teachers report grades, homework, and messages via Skyward, Board of Education meetings are viewable online).

  • Common behavior expectations across all grade levels 4K-8 ("The Merton Way").

  • Continued support of our one to one (1:1) initiative to supply every student in 3rd-8th grades with Chromebooks.

  • A 2:1 ratio of student to technology devices (netbooks, iPads, iPods, color Nooks, desktop computers) in the Primary School.

  • Focus on the Core subject areas while infusing 21st Century teaching and learning strategies.

  • Implementation of the State’s College and Career Readiness Standards in Mathematics (Everyday Math in grades 5K-6 and 7th/8th Grade is Algebra or Geometry).

  • Implementation of the State’s College and Career Readiness Standards in Reading and Writing curriculum (Columbia Teacher's College Reader's and Writer's Workshop throughout the entire district).

  • Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM Education

  • Implementation of Google Applications (Apps) by students and staff which allows collaboration and creativity.

  • Personalized learning opportunities to extend student’s knowledge in literacy and numeracy.

  • Strong commitment to Response to Intervention (RtI) in each grade level.

  • Implementation of Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment to showcase each student's abilities in math and reading.

  • Required STEM program in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades (Project Lead the Way).

  • Visual Arts class available for all students- Specialized curriculum focusing on creativity, collaboration and communication through artistic mediums such as drawing, painting, print-making, sculpture, fibers, pottery and digital Art forms.
  • Band and Choir offered in grades 5-8 with an additional option of Jazz Band.

With a focus on student achievement, our Board of Education is committed to keeping our class sizes low as a benchmark to ensure great student engagement, teacher relationships, and continued social, emotional, and academic growth. Our commitment of strong communication to our families and community will continue as we need to make sure our parents understand what is happening in all phases of our district.


If you have any questions regarding the open enrollment process, please contact Barb Emmerich at (262) 538-1130.


To learn more about our district, feel free to contact:


  • Mike Budisch, Primary School principal (4K-4th grade) at (262) 538-2227

  • Jay Posick, Intermediate School principal (5th-8th grade) at (262) 538-1130

  • Lori Viola-Larsen, Director of Special Education/School Psychologist at (262) 538-2227

  • Ron Russ, Superintendent at (262) 538-2227


Thank you for your interest in our exceptional school district!