Award Year: 2017

Phillips Elementary School

400 Turner Street
Phillips, WI, 54555-0070

(715) 339-3864

Mr. David M. Scholz, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Phillips School District

School Website


To inspire and empower all students to reach their greatest potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 50%
Logger Leaders - Respectful, Responsible, Safe

Logger Leaders - "Respectful, Responsible, Safe"

Located in a rural setting in North-Central Wisconsin, Phillips Elementary School currently serves 366 students 4K-5th grade. We believe in teaching the whole child. We have vigorous expectations for quality work, academic growth, and positive behavior. Problem solving and collaboration are emphasized daily, along with promoting a positive growth mindset. We encourage our students to be academically self-motivated, providing a building block leading to becoming lifelong independent learners.

A contributing factor to the success of PES is the strong ties our students and staff have to our families and community. Forty percent of our current teaching staff, along with our principal, have returned home to teach, demonstrating how deep our roots run. Our students are the heart of our community and are viewed as our most precious asset. Staff and students strive to create a positive, nurturing, climate in our school, and "Logger Pride" is evident upon entering our building. Students, parents, and community members feel welcomed and are greeted by name.

Our parents, families, and community play a crucial role in our school and in every child's academic success. At PES we build relationships with our families and community through a variety of family engagement activities including Academic Parent Teacher Teams. By forming partnerships with parents, setting foundational grade-level skills, and providing resources for parents to use at home, we link home and school learning.

At PES we believe "When we work together, our journey is more enriching and fulfilling."