The History of Oak Creek Schools

The first school in Oak Creek was a log cabin built in 1842 on the corner of Howell and Ryan roads. It was replaced by a brick building in 1856, which served as the town hall and school until 19141

In 1914, the town built a new school on the same site, which became known as Oak Creek Grade School. It had eight rooms and a basement, and taught grades one to eight. It was later expanded to include a gymnasium and auditorium1

In 1956, Oak Creek High School was built on Puetz Road, with an enrollment of 400 students. It was the first high school in Oak Creek and offered a comprehensive curriculum and extracurricular activities. It was renovated and enlarged several times over the years, and in 2017, a ninth grade center was added to accommodate the growing student population2

Today, Oak Creek has nine public schools, serving over 6,000 students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. They are part of the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District, which also includes parts of Franklin and South Milwaukee. The schools are known for their academic excellence, diversity, and innovation3




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