The School District of Maple educational sites include Northwestern Elementary School (Pre-Kindergarten and 4-year-old Kindergarten through – grade 5), Iron River Elementary School (grades Kindergarten through grade 5), Northwestern Middle School (grades 6-8), and Northwestern High School (grades 9-12). The District also offers 4-year-old Kindergarten (4K) through a Community Collaborative Program and partners with two off-site childcare and preschool centers: Smiling Faces Child Care Center & Preschool/Latchkey and the Brule Head Start/Family Forum to provide 4K classes.
The District is located in the northernmost part of Wisconsin along the beautiful south shore of Lake Superior. It includes the Towns of Amnicon, Brule, Cloverland, Hawthorne, Highland, Hughes, Iron River, Lakeside, Maple, and Oulu, and the Villages of Lake Nebagamon and Poplar. Including parts of Douglas and Bayfield Counties, the District covers a rural area of approximately 500 square miles and is home to more than 8,000 people.
The District transports the majority of students using 19 bus routes. Special programs include Early Childhood, Driver Education (contracted through the Safety and Respect Driving School), and Adult Education classes through WITC-Superior. Within 20 miles west of Maple are the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior, a metropolitan area of approximately 114,000 people. This area includes four colleges and universities: UW-Superior, UM-Duluth, St. Scholastica, and Duluth Business University, along with two technical colleges: WITC-Superior and Lake Superior College. The Twin Ports area offers many parks, museums, shopping centers, recreational facilities, and endless opportunities on Lake Superior.
The District features many beautiful lakes, forests, parks, and rivers such as the famous Brule River. The Tri-County Corridor, a trail extending 65 miles from Superior to Ashland, attracts those who enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, four-wheeling, walking, running, and biking. You will find that the greater Maple area offers an exceptional quality of life with a below average cost of living. Large businesses located within the district include Hood Equipment, Inc. in Iron River, a forestry equipment manufacturer with 30 employees and Bayfield Electric Company, with over 20 employees.
The School District of Maple has an excellent reputation locally, regionally, and state wide. The students excel in both academic and co-curricular activities. We achieve a high level of expectations and excellence as a result of effective, quality staff members and programs.