Dean Hess SuperintendentSuperintendent’s Message

Lamp of ExcellenceWelcome to the Oconto Falls School District!

Oconto Falls is located at the falls of the Oconto River, approximately 25 miles north of the City of Green Bay in Northeast Wisconsin.  Residents, businesses, and organizations in Oconto Falls enjoy a small town lifestyle with abundant recreational opportunities while having convenient access to the commercial, cultural, and entertainment attractions throughout Oconto County and the Green Bay area.    

Our school district is consistently recognized for academic excellence as well as for our many diverse and award winning learning opportunities for our students.  The support of our parents and community members, partnerships with local businesses and organizations, and the dedication of our students and staff have resulted in an educational system that is innovative, responsive, and focused on all students realizing their potential!  As a result of our school and community partnerships, our students consistently score well above the state average on standardized tests and excel in other areas such as the fine arts, career and technical education, and co-curricular/extra-curricular programming.   
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As we continuously strive to improve as a school district, we recognize the importance of teamwork.  In the fall of 2016, we conducted a strategic planning process (Destination Education) resulting in common key interests that will guide our future improvement efforts.  We greatly appreciate the support of the communities that we serve and look forward to working together in our “Commitment to Excellence”!

Dean Hess, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Oconto Falls School District


Destination Education and our “Key Interests”

Our School Report Cards

Oconto Falls Chamber of Commerce

Performing Arts Center/Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts

Oconto Falls School District-Technology Initiatives

The Falls Area Performing Arts Center (PAC) opened in 2002. The 754 seat facility provides an outstanding setting for music, drama, and the visual arts. It also serves as an outstanding venue for visiting performers and a fine arts series sponsored by the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts.

While the PAC is located in the Oconto Falls High School, students from all levels use the facilities for concerts and other programs. In addition, the facility is available for rent by the community and other organizations. The state of the art technology and well-engineered acoustics enhance the audience experience and have resulted in many positive comments from professional artists who have performed in the venue.

The Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts is a vital partner of the PAC. The Friends of the Arts was established to work in partnership with the PAC to promote the arts in the school district and throughout Northeastern Wisconsin using both public resources and private philanthropy.