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The Richland School District is located in the scenic hills of the Driftless Region of southwest Wisconsin. There are approximately 1300 students enrolled in three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and the Richland Online Academy. The District's primary educational pathway and involves a progression from 4-year-old kindergarten through grade 12, leading to a high school diploma.
The Richland School District is led by Jarred Burke (District Administrator) as well as our esteemed School Board. 
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction releases District and School report cards each year. Please access it via this District Report Card link.

Richland School District Notice of Educational Options for Children Who Reside in the District (20-21)

Statement of Academic Standards

The Richland School District follows the state standards as adopted by the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as an outline of base expectations for its students. The related accountability and testing is conformed to as appropriate to be in compliance with all state and federal laws. Where appropriate, classroom materials have been aligned to the Common Core Standards. The Common Core Standards, being only an outline of base expectations, are exceeded in almost all areas of school course offerings.

Open Enrollment Information
The online application period for the Public School Open Enrollment program for the 2021-22 school is now open.

Beginning Feb. 1 and running through April 30, parents and guardians can apply to send their children to any public school district in Wisconsin during the 2021-22 school year through the open enrollment program. Application materials and additional information on the program are available on the DPI’s website

During the 2019-20 school year, 65,266 students transferred school districts through the open enrollment program. Program statistics for the 2020-21 school year will be available in the fall. Districts are required to notify applicants by June 11 on the status of their open enrollment application. Transportation to and from a nonresident school, in most circumstances, is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. However, some school districts may provide partial transportation. To assist in submitting open enrollment applications, a directory of public school districts is available on the DPI’s website. Additional information from an open enrollment consultant is available toll-free by calling (888) 245-2732, or emailing

The Public School Open Enrollment program is funded by state general equalization aid transfers between sending and receiving school districts, with the transfer amount calculated on statutory provisions. For the 2020-21 school year, the transfer amount is an estimated $8,125 per student, or $12,977 for students with disabilities. Resident districts cannot deny a student’s open enrollment application for cost reasons. 

Richland School District Contact Information

District Office

1996 US Hwy 14 W
PO Box 649

Richland Center, WI  53581


Richland Center High School 
(Grades 9-12)

1996 US Hwy 14 W
PO Box 649

Richland Center, WI  53581


Richland Middle School 
(Grades 6-8)

1801 Hwy 80 S
PO Box 649

Richland Center, WI  53581


Doudna Elementary 
(Grades K-5)

1990 Bohmann Dr
PO Box 649

Richland Center, WI  53581



Jefferson Elementary 
(Grades 1-5)

586 N Main St
PO Box 649

Richland Center, WI  53581



Lincoln Elementary 
(Grades EC-PK & Headstart)

678 S Park St
PO Box 649

Richland Center, WI  53581


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