- School Overview
Reed School, built in 1915, served as a one-room country school through 1951. It provided a first- through eighth-grade education with only one teacher.
The school is typical of the more than 6,000 one-room schools that dotted the landscape of rural Wisconsin. This type of school formed the basis of the educational system for rural children in the 19th and first half of the 20th century.
Reed School offers visitors a unique interpretation of country school life by focusing on the first half of the 20th century, specifically 1939. Most similar museums focus on 19th-century education.
Come explore Reed School. See one of the finest examples of rural education in Wisconsin's history.