Education

Committed To Excellence

Countless Opportunities to Thrive

Racine County has everything your student needs to succeed.  Whether your student is interested in public or private schools, Racine County has an abundance of educational opportunities for all students.

Public Schools

Racine County is served by a network of seven school districts comprised of more than 60 public elementary, middle and high schools.

Private & Independent Schools

Racine County has an extensive network of private schooling options for students of all ages. In total, there are more than 30 private high school and elementary schools that offer a variety of nonreligious, Catholic, Lutheran, and Nondenominational education options.

School Choice

To broaden the options for Middle School parents in the Racine Unified School District, four Choice Schools are available to all Middle School students. Each of these schools offers unique learning environments and areas of educational emphasis for students. The Choice Schools are: Gilmore Fine Arts, Walden IIIStarbuck Middle School and The R.E.A.L. School.

Promoting a Culture of Well-Being

Creating innovative programs that foster a culture of healthy bodies and minds
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Matching Curriculum to Technical Skills

The next generation of automotive technicians is being trained at a state-of-the-art facilities in Racine County thanks to a public-private partnerships.

The next generation of automotive technicians is being trained at state-of-the-art facilities in Racine County thanks to a public and private partnerships.

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STEM

Cross-curricular, real-world, project-based STEM activities to ready students for 21st Century careers
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The next generation of automotive technicians is being trained at a state-of-the-art facilities in Racine County thanks to a public-private partnerships.

Designed to ensure students are better prepared for college and workforce by graduating with a plan. Small learning communities that provide real-world experiences, linking schoolwork and the workplace.

High Expectations, Higher Outcomes

Public or private, some of Greater Racine County's high schools boast nearly perfect graduation rates!

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Your School. Your choice.

In Racine, a child can attend any school in a neighboring district, or in some districts students can transfer to schools within the same district. Children can also attend charter schools, and some students may qualify for scholarship fundings to attend private schools. No matter which school you chose, a variety of extracurricular activities, athletic teams, and clubs will be available for your child. 

A Prime Location for Higher Education

Whether it’s one of Gateway Technical College’s four Racine County campuses and centers, or a quick commute to some of the state’s leading private, public and religious colleges and universities, you can take the next step in your education journey right here in Racine County.

Racine Area Colleges & Universities

Racine County’s proximity to Milwaukee and Kenosha means convenient access to many great higher educational institutions, including:

Racine County Higher education

Racine Area Colleges & Universities

Racine County’s proximity to Milwaukee and Kenosha means convenient access to many great higher educational institutions, including:

Gateway Technical College

Racine County is proud to be home to Gateway Technical College’s Burlington Center, HERO Center, Racine Campus and SC Johnson iMET Center. At Gateway, students receive an industry-focused education that is flexible, accessible, and affordable.

University of Wisconsin–Parkside

UW-Parkside is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. UW Parkside is located in Somers, Wisconsin, between Racine and Kenosha on 700 acres with natural prairies and woodlands. Enrollment is 5,300 students.

Carthage College

Founded in 1847, Carthage College is a four-year, private college of the liberal arts and sciences in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential.

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

One of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to a diverse group of 26,000 students. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university-based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.

Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools.

Milwaukee School of Engineering

MSOE is a private, non-profit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering, Business and Nursing.

Milwaukee Area Technical College

MATC is a public, two-year comprehensive technical college offering exceptional educational and training opportunities and services to its diverse metropolitan area.

Alverno College

Alverno College is of the nation’s largest Catholic women’s colleges, Alverno is dedicated to the personal and professional development of its students, offering weekday and flexible evening undergraduate programs for women, as well as graduate programs for women and men.

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