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Portage, WI
Students enrolled: 477

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117 West Franklin Street
Portage, WI 53901

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(608) 742-7376
(608) 742-6987
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Map of Rusch Elementary School address.

November 30, 2010
Wow! This school is the best! The staff and leadership here make all of the difference. I have two girls at this school and I couldn't be happier. I also substitute in this school, as well as others in the area, and I can say that this school has professionals for teachers here with huge hearts and love of children. The teachers are excellently prepared for their positions, and never stop their learning. Rusch is called a great place to be, because it is a Great School!

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2010
Great School! Great Staff! Great opportunities for kids! Rusch has an active Parent Club that supports the school and the staff have been superb!

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2010
Rusch Elementary is a neighborhood school and a great place to learn and be a kid! Our school is about connections of the heart and mind. Teachers are highly trained (most having master's degrees) and they love their profession. Support Staff work hard to meet the needs of all they work with. Our Parent Club is supportive and works tirelessly to support staff and students. Everyday is a new day for staff and students. It is a joy to be part of the climate and culture of Rusch. You can feel it when you step in the door. All students can succeed here...we're not just saying that!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 14, 2010
Every person in that environment looks out for every other person from staff to parents to custodians to volunteers to administrators to students to visitors. Amazing! That's why the sign out front reads: Rusch...a Great Place to Be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 14, 2010
I love Rusch Elementary School because, as our banner reads--'It's a Great Place to Be!' It's a great place to... learn, make friends, take risks, be creative, and have fun. too!

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2010
Rusch has that welcoming feeling the moment you enter the front doors. The teachers are kind, the students are respectful, and the staff really look out for my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 13, 2009
I love Rusch because once you walk into those doors it's like your walking into your own little community. The teachers are dedicated and love our kids, it makes a huge difference. The class sizes are kept down so everyone gets time with the teacher. And the pricipal knows everyone, not just the bad kids, she takes the time and gets to know every student.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2006
Rusch has been a great place for my kids to go to school. the teachers and staff are first rate. If its helping students with classwork, or parents understand their kids school enviroment. Or helping families in times of crises the rusch family is always there. They care about the students, families, and the commuinity and everybody is better off for it.

- submitted by a parent

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Rusch Elementary School
117 West Franklin Street, Portage, WI  53901
(608) 742-7376
Last modified Rusch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rusch Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top