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about us

Where Progress and tradition meet

Located on the east bank of the Fox River in historic De Pere, Wisconsin, the Unified School District of De Pere's attendance boundaries incorporate the City of De Pere east of the Fox River and parts of six suburban and rural towns. Through open enrollment, we also attract students from neighboring northeast Wisconsin school districts including Green Bay, which is roughly 5 miles north of De Pere. 

Educating All

Our approximately 4300 students come from a myriad of backgrounds: the children of farmers, blue collar workers, large and small business owners, professors, doctors, lawyers and even players or employees of the NFL’s World Champion Green Bay Packers. Many come from families who have lived in De Pere for generations and others are new to the area. 

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Through residential growth, we have welcomed hundreds of families to a community whose first inhabitants were members of the Winnebago Tribe, and early visitors included French explorers Jean Nicolet and Pere (Father) Marquette, for whom the city is named. 


The District is committed to preparing all learners to be successful and contributing members in our global society. We offer a robust, guaranteed curriculum and a host of exploratory options starting at the earliest grades.

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Students experience variety in their coursework, taking core subjects, related arts, and performance music. Quality instructional practices by our teachers deliver a classroom experience tailored to meet students where they are in their personal education journey.  


Since the first high school was constructed in De Pere in 1878, the community and the school district have been closely connected. Those connections have grown stonger and deeper with time. Students at all grade levels engage in dozens of community service activities to support the needs local families, individuals and groups.

foxview student pose in front of Feeding America food bank sign

The City of De Pere and the district collaborate to deliver services ranging from recreation to summer reading programs. Together, the district and city nuture a progressive environment where students and families have abundant opportunities to thrive.