Two elementary schools in the Mequon-Thiensville School District have been ranked in the top 10 for the state of Wisconsin, accordingly to a recently released ranking.

Wilson Elementary and Oriole Lane Elementary came in at sixth and eighth, respectively, on the list of "2017 Best Public Elementary Schools in Wisconsin" released by, a site based out of Pittsburgh that ranks schools on local, state and national levels.

The site based the rankings on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and parents.

Demond Means, superintendent for the district, praised the recognition to these schools as well as 14th-ranked Donges Bay Elementary School. Means attributed the success of the schools in the district to what he described as the district's three pillars of success: hardworking teachers, dedicated parents and outstanding students.

"We are steadfast in implementing our strategic plan to maintain a high level of rigor in our school curriculum," said Means. "We are also dedicated to not only furthering the education of our students, but also contributing to their social and emotional growth."

Here are the complete rankings for schools in the county that made the list:

6. Wilson Elementary School

8. Oriole Lane Elementary School

9. Thorson Elementary School (Cedarburg)

11. Westlawn Elementary School (Cedarburg)

12. Parkview Elementary School (Cedarburg)

14. Donges Bay Elementary School

49. Grafton Elementary School

60. Woodview Elementary School (Grafton)

72. Saukville Elementary School

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