95 Percent Of Wisconsin School Districts Now Offer 4K, State Says

DPI Reports 391 Schools Have 4K, Slightly Up From Last Year


Nearly all Wisconsin school districts are now offering 4-year-old kindergarten, according to figures released on Monday by the Department of Public Instruction.

DPI reports that 95 percent of Wisconsin’s 424 school districts are offering 4K this school year, marking a slight increase from last year.

DPI spokesman Tom McCarthy said there are good reasons Wisconsin is approaching universal 4K.

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“It does provide a very positive benefit to the students and parents that choose to send their kids to 4K,” said McCarthy. “And it also has an impact on the state resources as well. It provides a very good positive cost-benefit analysis that we’re able to realize as students pass through the rest of their K-12 education.”

Currently, 391 schools are offering 4K to nearly 47,844 students. That includes 4K offered through public schools and public-private partnerships with child care centers, Head Start and independent charter and private voucher schools.