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N68w28460 Sussex Rd
Merton, WI 53056

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(262) 538-2227
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March 26, 2015
We moved to this district because we had heard great things about the principal and because they have a larger (i.e, more inclusive) student body. We previously came from a district that had very little and poor special education support. We have been very pleased with the willingness of this school to work with us, and to meet the needs of our child who struggles with severe mental health issues, but is also highly intelligent. Mr. Budisch, the principal, is amazing! It is obvious he cares about all the students, and his staff as well. There is only one reason a person with his experience stays in the same role for so long: he truly loves it! And it shows. We have also worked extensively with Mrs. Day, as well as our son's primary teacher. Both are wonderful and genuinely interested in supporting our child and helping our child succeed.

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June 22, 2014
We moved in the middle of the school year from a state ranked 1st nationally for their public education. Our daughter was in 5K and had the privilege of being placed in Mrs. Shannon's class. She Skyped with us before our official move so our daughter could meet her new classmates and even Skyped with her old classroom after we moved so our daughter could see her old classmates. This is just a small example of how great this school is. Most parents participate and contribute making the school even better. The whole school from other parents, administration, and especially our teacher exceeded our every expectation! We know we made an excellent choice by choosing Merton Primary and living in the community. We look forward to continuing our academic journey here.

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March 18, 2014
This school in general is ok. We had great expectation and not so good experience. The principal is great but the worst problems we came across are the teachers. Some of them personally disliked my child (only 5 years old). My child would come back home crying that teachers are yelling at him and he didn't want to go back to school the next day. I have never had such situation before. These teachers didn't like that he was more of a individualist. They do not know how to get the child involved and interested in a lesson, neither do they care as I talk to them few times. They let their personal feelings get in a way of responsible teaching. I personally talk to them few times and it didn't help. They seem like the have no clue how to talk to my child and they just assume my child is a problem. Also, I decided not to do the bus as I was afraid my son will be lost after what I had seen in the morning. At this point I have to contact someone higher level.

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May 12, 2011
We love Merton! The teachers are supportive and encouraging, and go above and beyond daily. My second grader's classroom regularly Skypes with a classroom in Iowa, a modern day, realtime version of pen pal-ing. All classrooms have smartboards, which the kids interact with daily. The principal, Mr. Budisch, knows all the kids and the kids love him. He is supportive and interactive with the teachers, students and parents. He keeps current on technology and teaching methodology, and recently attended a conference on how advances in technology will affect how and what our children are learning, and what they should be learning. At the end of the school year, the kindergarteners pick an animal to write a report on, to be accompanied by a homemade model of the animal. The first graders create wagons from household materials (no premade wheels) and have a parade around the school. The things the school has enabled my children to do and to think are amazing, especially when compared to the education I received 20+ years ago.

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February 20, 2007
Very impressed with the principal Mr. Budisch!! Always available for the kids and the parents. The kids just love him, great role model!! Mr. Boucher did a fabulous job on the Christmas concert, great job!!

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September 19, 2006
I really feel the school is extremely child-centered. The teachers and principal genuinely care and are motivated to give the children the best they can. There are a lot of opportunities for children to pursue different interests, whether they are sport, art or academically centered. There are programs to help challenge gifted or accelerated learners and there are programs for special needs children as well. The parents are welcome in the school as volunteers and I believe the attendance for a volunteer orientation meeting this year was 180 parents! I frequently hear parents say that they moved to this area because of the reputation of not just the high school, but of the primary school as well. We are very happy to be in this school.

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Merton Primary School
N68w28460 Sussex Rd, Merton, WI  53056
(262) 538-2227
Last modified Merton Primary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Merton Primary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top