Why Janet Berry Elementary School?

Why Berry?

What makes Janet Berry special?

We are a school with a strong staff, supportive parents, and students who are caring and respectful of one another and achieve at a high level. We have a consistently stable school community and neighborhood.

Emphasis on Health

Berry staff have been very active in support of the district's Healthy Kid's initiatives and we continue to promote healthy choices and activities throughout the school year. In 2014 Berry was awarded a Gold Star from the Governor's School Health Award and awarded a Silver Star in 2015.
2014 Wisconsin School Health Award Winner


Janet Berry is a school that celebrates its traditions while at the same time tries to create new traditions that focus on the development of the whole child and making their learning experiences enjoyable.


Janet Berry students consistently achieve at a high level within the school setting and when compared to students in schools throughout the district and the state. Our students have always performed well and will continue to do so in the future. Janet Berry’s school performance has consistently“exceeded expectations.” Janet Berry students excel at the middle and high school levels.

Building Character

The Janet Berry staff works together to create a school environment where students are safe, responsible, and respectful. We recognize the great choices that our students make and we reteach those they are continuing to develop. Our students consistently display the “Bobcat Way” through their actions and their words.

2016 Wisconsin RtI Center School of Merit - Behavior
2015 Wisconsin RtI Center School of Distinction - Behavior
2014 Wisconsin RtI Center School of Merit - Behavior
2013 Wisconsin PBIS Network School of Merit


All of our students have unique needs. Some face many more challenges than others. We recognize and celebrate those differences and work every day to make sure all students are included in our daily school activities and are a part of the classroom family. This philosophy supports the social and emotional needs of all students and creates a school culture where empathy and support of one another continues to grow.

Using Technology

All of the classrooms have been equipped with Interwrite boards or SmartBoards, document cameras, digital projectors, and wireless keyboards. Many have access to iPads and we have expanded our school access to laptops and Chromebooks to provide increased opportunities for students to use technology throughout their school day.

Parent Involvement

The Janet Berry PTO has continued to support our staff and students through their leadership of parental involvement initiatives, special activities for our students, and by providing funds to support technology, and family events.