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Our History

Our Falls Schools have been a part of the Village of Menomonee Falls for more than 135 years.

Historical Falls

The first graduating class of Menomonee Falls is actually older than the village itself, by a whole decade, making the School District of Menomonee Falls one of the longest-standing institutions of the village.

Our first graduating class was in 1882, comprised of just two students, sisters Eliza and Carrie Beringer. Our alumni are recognized as world-class athletes, politicians, famous actors, writers, musicians, community leaders and activists and, as we see it, pretty great people.

Our school district has gone through hundreds of changes in our 135+ years, moving with the ebb and flow of student enrollment. Throughout the 1960s, most of our current schools were built to keep up with the boom in population in the village. At its peak, Falls Schools served 8,260 students in the 72-73 school year. Currently we serve approximately 4,000 students.

Our Schools at a Glance

Current Schools

Menomonee Falls High School

Menomonee Falls High School

Menomonee Falls High School was built in 1969 and at the time was one of two high schools in Menomonee Falls. It was known as Menomonee Falls East and held 80 classrooms serving grades 9-12 as well as a gymnasium, auditorium and pool. In the 1980s the two high schools merged into the current school. In the early 2000s an addition was made to MFHS that included new office space with a secured entry as well as an auxiliary gym.

North Middle School

Original North

THE ORIGINAL, 1949 NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL

North Middle School is our oldest school, built in 1949 and served as a high school up until the mid-1980s. Since its inception, it has seen an addition of an indoor swimming pool, theater, cafeteria, library and music rooms. It currently serves grades 6-8.

Ben Franklin Elementary

Ben Franklin Elementary

Ben Franklin Elementary was built in 1963 and originally held K-5th grades. With an addition to the building in 1966 it also held grades 6-8. In total the building hosted 62 classrooms along with a library, cafeteria and gymnasium. Currently, Ben Franklin hosts grades 4K-2 and is a partner school to Riverside Elementary.

Riverside Elementary

Riverside Elementary

Riverside Elementary was built in 1959 with an addition in 1961 and served grades K5-5. Currently it serves grades 3-5 and is a partner school to Ben Franklin Elementary.

Shady Lane Elementary

Shady Lane Elementary

Shady Lane Elementary was built in 1960 with an addition in 1962 and held a total of 32 classrooms serving grades K5-5. In 2017 an addition was completed for Shady Lane's new offices, providing a secure entrance off of the school's parking lot. Currently, Shady Lane serves grades 4K-2 and is a partner to Valley View.

Valley View Elementary

Valley View Elementary

Valley View Elementary was built in 1966 and served grades K5-K. Valley View was closed for a time in the (DATE) and was reopened in (DATE). Currently it serves grades 3-5 and is a partner school to Shady Lane Elementary

Past Schools

Bailey School

Bailey School

Bailey School was built in the 1800s, although we don't know the exact date, and held 6 classrooms.

Lincoln School

Lincoln School

Lincoln School

Lincoln School, formerly located at N88W16913 Main St, was built in 1921 and held 24 classrooms and a gymnasium. It's considered one of the "original" schools in Menomonee Falls with the first structure being built there in 1895 and destroyed in 1920 by a fire. In the 1960s it held grades 9-12.

Nelson School

Nelson School

Nelson School, formerly located at N94W20738 Schlei Road, was built in 1940 and housed 2 classrooms. It served grades 1 & 2.

North Hills School

North Hills School

North Hills Primary, formerly located at W140N7501 Lilly Road, was built in 1951 and held 5 classrooms serving grades 5K-3. North Hills was torn down in the early 2000s and is currently the site for Menomonee Falls Fire Station #3.

Oakwood School

Oakwood School

Oakwood School, formerly located at W140N5761 Lilly Road, was estimated to be built in 1930 with an addition in 1958. It had 6 classrooms and held grades 1-5.

Sunnyside School

Sunnyside School

Sunnyside School, formerly located at N83W18975 Main Street, was built in 1930 and held 3 classrooms.

Thomas Jefferson School

Thomas Jefferson School

Thomas Jefferson School, formerly located at W165N8301, was built in 1963 and held 43 classrooms, a cafeteria, gymnasium and a language lab. It served grades 6-8. In the 1980s it served as the main offices for Community Education & Recreation. In the 1990s it served as the main offices for District Administration. TJ as it was fondly called, was utilized by CE&Rec for classes and activities until it was closed and demolished in 2016.

Hiawatha School

Hiawatha School

Hiawatha School, formerly located at N84W16379, was built in 1957 with an addition completed in 1961. It had 17 classrooms and served grades K-5. In 1977 Hiawatha was closed and repurposed to office space. In the 1980s Hiawatha served as the District Administrative offices. Hiawatha was closed completely in 2009 and demolished in 2016.